Psychology Fellow - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - AMS (90007602)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7082335 (Ref:8120-en_US)

Posted: August 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Fellowship tentatively starts 8/16/2021 and ends 8/15/2022; however, the start date is negotiable.  Fellowship will take place at Ben Taub Hospital (BTH).  BTH serves the needs of Houston/Harris County residents and is staffed by Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) professionals. BTH provides inpatient and outpatient services for medically indigent and psychiatrically impaired persons. Full-time postdoctoral fellowship position will be offered for the BCM Anti-Human Trafficking Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship focuses on training psychology postdoctoral fellows in the identification, treatment, and advocacy of victims of human trafficking (HT).  Recruiting postdoctoral fellow with expertise in trauma, abuse, and/or human trafficking, who have particular interests in working with patients from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, have exceptional clinical and research skills, and have a strong interest publishing in medical journals.

Job Purpose

A Psychology Fellow is a trainee  enrolled in an organized clinical and/or research training program of limited duration under the guidance of faculty who serve as clinical and/or research supervisors.

Job Duties

  • Conducts bio-psycho-social interviews with potential victims of human trafficking.
  • Gathers de-identified human trafficking patient demographic and health information through in-depth patient interviews.
  • Assesses for trafficking victims within intersecting at-risk populations such as the homeless and domestic violence victims.
  • Tracks patient progress (through bio-psycho-social framework). This includes monitoring resource utilization/underutilization to better direct patients to appropriate services.
  • Analyzes patient data to discover potential trends among human trafficking victims.
  • Being a clinical liaison with area advocacy agencies that have interest in working with human trafficking patients.
  • Coordinates human trafficking victim services and engaging in direct outreach to ensure efficiency and comprehensiveness of service delivery and to increase victim identification.
  • Provides psychological treatment to human trafficking victims, when necessary.
  • Works closely with hospital staff and faculty to identify potential human trafficking victims and to educate and train providers, staff, and community members on methods of screening for human trafficking.
  • Tracks psychiatric outcomes to develop and better understand psychiatric treatment modalities for human trafficking victims and assist in manuscript preparation.
  • Disseminates knowledge obtained from research through workshops, public service announcements, lectures, and publications in medical journals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD or PsyD from an accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology. Completion of an APA-accredited predoctoral internship  no more than five years prior to the initial appointment date.
  • Experience in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Experience administering psychological test batteries, including projective measures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants graduate from an APA- or CPA-Accredited clinical or counseling doctoral psychology training program.

  • Applicants must have completed all requirements of their doctoral degrees by the start of the fellowship, including dissertation, and APA- or CPA-accredited internships.


In addition to completing the formal application, interested applicants please send a letter of inquiry, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation electronically to Phuong T. Nguyen, PhD, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Director at Ben Taub Hospital (





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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