Each fellow has her or his own office. Fellows have access to both Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth College libraries. In addition to the faculty, each fellow works with several support staff charged with assisting in scheduling and communications. Finally, employment at Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides fellows with a generous benefits structure that consistent with the resident and fellow structures in all departments. The fellowship has a standard salary based on NIH designated postdoctoral stipend levels. Individual health, dental, and life insurance is provided through Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Vacation and sick leave are also provided. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is designed to provide the most personalized training experience possible in the Adult Outpatient Service at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. As such, fellows are given the option of a “major” and “minor” clinical emphasis during their training year. The fellow will have the opportunity to provide services for the full spectrum of clinical problems, but will prioritize those areas to gain expertise in the domain in which they intend to specialize, while also having the opportunity to develop competencies in another area in order to broaden their skill set. For example, a fellow may select the Anxiety Disorders Service as the major emphasis, and Behavioral Medicine as a minor emphasis. Fellows will also have the opportunity to gain experience in teaching, research, and program development in order to fulfill their training needs.
The Anxiety Disorders Service provides assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The primary mentor for this service is Robert Brady, PhD. Fellows will receive advanced clinical service delivery training in exposure-based therapies, cognitive interventions, and acceptance-based interventions. Opportunities for experience in program development and research may also be available as part of Dr. Brady‘s ongoing research on anxiety disorders and physical health outcomes.
The Behavioral Medicine Service offers specialty training in Obesity & Bariatric Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Oncology, and Chronic Pain. The primary mentor for this service is Sivan Rotenberg, PhD. Fellows have the opportunity to participate on multidisciplinary teams and to get involved in related clinical and research projects based on interest, training goals, and need. Fellows also provide some brief evidence-based therapy for general behavioral medicine referrals.