Join OC Health Psychologists

We are a newly formed group practice specializing in clinical health psychology with the vision of being innovative trail blazers in new models of integrated health care. We are looking for clinical health psychologists, psychiatrists, or other mental health professionals to join our growing group practice in Orange County, California.

In this era of health care reform, American Psychological Association (APA) has provided the leadership to expand the role of psychologists in advancing health and well-being, to be an active participant in new models of integrated care, and in the development of alternative practice models, such as OCHP. Through health care reform, we are seeing psychologists take a key role in the new Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of the Affordable Care Act, which provides a unique and timely opportunity for integrating physical heath and behavioral health care. Paradigm shifts in medicine from the biomedical model to the biopsychosocial model are moving US health care from provider-centered care, with its focus on biological aspects of disease, to patient-centered care characterized by addressing all of a patient's needs - both medical and psychological. We strive to be a part of that change.

Most of us are well trained in treating patients from a systems perspective or a psychosocial lens. However, we are often not as familiar with treating the patient from a biopsychosocial  perspective. In many medical schools and residency programs, the promoted perspective is now the biopsychosocial model and, along with our medical colleagues, OCHP advances the same model through mentoring and training support for our group providers. If you are committed and passionate about our field, devoted to patient care and healing, and willing to embark on a plan to develop competencies as a clinical health psychologist or therapist, we want to hear from you. Of course, if you are already credentialed as a clinical health psychologist, all the better!

We have openings for clinical health psychologists, or other mental health professionals, with specializations in the following disciplines:

Qualifications

Doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PhD or PsyD) required with specialization in clinical health psychology preferred. Postdoctoral specialization and training in a health psychology sub-specialty preferred. However, opportunities exist for assistance in developing and completing a structured course of study in one of these specialty areas depending on prior background, experience and interests. In sub-specialties where APA has developed core competencies, such as the Pike’s Peak model in geropsychology, assistance in developing these competencies will be provided with the expectation that APA guidelines will be met.

Willing to consider MFT or LCSW with specialized certification, experience and/or a background in health care.

  • Psycho-Oncology

  • Cardiac Psychology

  • Women’s/Men's Sexual Health

  • Geropsychology

  • Chronic Pain

  • Pediatric Psychology

  • Neuropsychology

  • Psychoendocrinology

  • Psychodermatolgy

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Psychoneuroimmunology

  • Rehabilitation Psychology


Internships

Literature Review and Research

Our psychologists and therapists value the importance of reviewing the literature research in working with our patients who have a chronic health condition. For example, if we start treating a patient for depression and anxiety, and the patient has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), we conduct a thorough lit review on the connection between EDS and depression/anxiety to formulate a treatment plan. Internship opportunities exist for assisting with this research on existing literature.

Qualifications

Current enrollment in an APA accredited clinical health psychology doctoral program. This work can be done remotely so it is not necessary to live in Southern California.

Hours

Flexible – from 5- 20 hours per month.



Writer, Patient Psycho-educational Materials

We provide psycho-educational materials to patients to support their treatment goals. Internship opportunities exist to prepare written hand-outs and audio CD’s, based on evidence based treatment protocols and resources that promote mind, body and spiritual health.

Qualifications

Current enrollment in an accredited clinical psychology graduate program. This work can be done remotely so it is not necessary to live in Southern California.

Hours

Flexible – from 5-20 hours per month