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Integrated Behavioral Health Postdoctoral Program Overview

As a department of Graduate Medical Education at Community Memorial Healthcare, the Integrated Behavioral Health training program places trainees in the Academic Medicine Health Center in Ventura, California and within Community Memorial Hospital - Ventura. The medical team is here to serve the people of Ventura while training the next generation of community physicians and psychologists. Postdoctoral fellows will work side-by-side with an established group of physicians, along with resident physicians who are part of the Community Memorial Healthcare Residency Programs.

Comprehensive medical care provided at the academic medicine health center includes:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatric care, including circumcisions
  • Vaccinations
  • Child Health & Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)
  • Obstetric & gynecologic care
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Wellness & physical exams

Program Mission & Objective

This clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship is available to graduates of APA-accredited psychology training programs. We created this training program to provide advanced systems-based clinical training which ensures that trainees become proficient in delivering clinical services, professional support, and consultation across a variety of modalities in a fully-integrated primary care setting. We are committed to preparing trainees for dynamic roles as practitioners, supervisors, teachers, and leaders in the field of integrated behavioral health.


During this training program, fellows with have the opportunity to learn and grow in their professional capacity by providing the following services:

  • Clinical assessment of diagnosis and treatment planning in the integrated behavioral health setting
  • Outpatient adult psychotherapy (adolescent, couple, or family IF warranted and approved by primary supervisor)
  • Inpatient evaluation, consultation, and bedside support
  • Psychoeducational and process groups
  • Didactics on mental health topics for residents (under supervision of training director/primary supervisor)


Through didactic training and supervision, trainees are encouraged to gain awareness of one’s own bias: self, others, and the interaction as shaped by individual and cultural diversity (e.g., cultural, individual, and role difference, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual identity, disability, language, and socioeconomic status), and context. Trainees are expected to monitor and apply knowledge of self and others as cultural beings, to understand intersectionality of identities as it applies to self and others, and to critically evaluate feedback and initiate supervision regularly about diversity issues with others.


Systems, Medical Family Therapy, Biopsychosocial, Cognitive Behavioral


The start date is somewhat flexible (June – July) and will be set at the time the original offer of a training spot is made. The term of training is for one-year, full time from the start date.


Each trainee is expected to spend the majority of their time on direct patient care. In addition to direct patient care, trainees engage in supervision, didactics, research, program development, and independent study.

Primary Supervision

Supervision is designed to provide trainees with the opportunity to learn and develop into competent and ethical practitioners. Goals of primary supervision include: review of all clinical work performed by the trainee, and review of all projects in which the trainee is involved.

Didactic Training

The goal of didactic training is to provide direct instruction to IBH trainees. The didactic curriculum has been carefully developed in order to continuously provide the highest quality of training tailored to the specific needs of our institution. Trainings are led or supervised by supervisors or guest speakers. Trainees are expected to attend each didactic training session unless they have an approved absence. In addition to IBH scheduled didactics, trainees have the opportunity to attend trainings offered to the medical residents if the topic is of interest or is deemed applicable to IBH training goals.

At a minimum, the weekly schedule will include:

  • Direct Individual Patient Care: 30 hours
  • Patient-Centered Groups: 1 hour
  • Clinical Documentation: 2 hours
  • Didactic: 1 hour
  • Individual Supervision: 2 hours
  • Group Supervision/Case Consultation: 2 hours
  • Research and Program Development: 1 hour
  • Independent Study: 1 hour


Psychologists: 3


Postdoctoral Fellowship: 1-2


Stipend: $64,480


  • Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Life and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement: elective 403B participation
  • Professional liability coverage
  • Meals provided at Community Memorial
  • 2 lab coats
  • Free hospital gym access
  • Hospital on-site parking
  • Laptop with remote access
  • 20 days of paid time off