Typical work hours are approximately 40-50 hours/week with approximately 75% time in direct face-to-face psychological services and 25% in supervision, professional development, didactic and other related activities.
Areas of training include:
- Diagnostic interviews, consultation, and brief interventions within outpatient medical subspecialty clinics;
- Psychoeducational, developmental, neuropsychological, and behavioral assessment; outpatient psychotherapy; and inpatient hospital consultation-liaison.
- Interprofessional developmental and collaboration.
- Program development with possibilities for to work with faculty on Q/I and research projects.
- Time allocated for additional conferences and trainings.
Direct Clinical Services
Fellows provide direct face-to-face clinical services in outpatient hospital clinics as well as inpatient consultations (Little Rock only). Each clinic is scheduled for a half day and typically lasts three to four hours. Inpatient consults are completed as time is available throughout the day and after clinic. Clinical rotations last three to four months depending on Fellows’ training goals and clinic needs. Fellows’ work with the Training Director to choose the rotation schedule. Clinical activities include face-to-face psychological services, case conceptualization, targeted readings and report writing, scoring and interpretation. Download a sample of a rotation schedule and documents showing all rotation options.
Curriculum and Learning Activities
Fellows begin the training year with a three-week orientation period where they have the opportunity to shadow faculty in clinical areas they will provide direct services, didactic lectures on specific medical populations and evidence-based behavioral interventions. In the fall, the Psychology Section conference offers opportunities for Fellows to learn from faculty peer-review case presentations and presentations. Over the course of the year Fellows transition to leading the peer-review cases and educational presentations to facilitate discussion in a collegial manner. Fellows also participate in Child Development and Behavioral Conference (CDBC) which focuses on clinical skills and developmental theories in the fall and progress toward specific clinical and ethical considerations in the spring. Samples of the Psychology Conference and CDBC calendars on the website
Fellows participate in a series of didactic and training activities including LEND training, pediatric and psychosocial grand rounds, a monthly administrative meeting, monthly peer review/case conferences and psychology presentations. Numerous additional presentations are also available in various specialty areas. Fellows spend two to six hours per week in direct learning activities.