Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a one-year, full-time program for specialty training in health service psychology. Candidates with interests in behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology, in particular, are encouraged to apply.

Fellows will join an active psychology team based within the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, with primary offices in Burlington, MA. The majority of time will be spent in clinical service activities. Fellows will be based in an adult outpatient clinic and will represent psychology and behavioral medicine on multidisciplinary teams. We emphasize clinical assessment, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy.

Fellows will have the opportunity to do rotations in selected specialty areas, including oncology, medical weight loss and bariatric surgery, pulmonology and sleep medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant.

They will rotate in the psychiatry and behavioral medicine outpatient clinic, which provides treatment for a broad range of clinical presentations.

Formal fellowship training includes supervision by licensed psychologists, and educational experiences include multidisciplinary team case conferences, psychologist meetings, and psychiatry grand rounds. Each fellow will receive two to three hours of individual supervision per week as well as professional development meetings with the training director.

Meet the Team
Training Director
  • Dede O’Shea, PhD, ABPP
Supervising Psychologists
  • Martha Niemiec, PhD
  • Kendea Oliver, PhD
  • Jennifer Sheets, PsyD
  • Kathryn Thibedeau, PsyD
  • Alyce Getler, PsyD
  • Einat Grunfeld, PhD
  • Stacey Slavkin, PhD
Psychiatry Division Leadership
  • Patrick Aquino, MD (Division Chair)
  • Laura Safar, MD (Division Vice Chair)
  • Jonathan Metcalf, LICSW (Clinic Manager)
Program Staff
  • Casey Richer (Program Coordinator)
Application Information

Candidates should have completed all requirements and received a degree from an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology prior to starting the fellowship. We encourage individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.

Application Process

Please submit the following materials: (1) A letter of interest specifying relevant training experience, goals for postdoctoral level training, and professional interests; (2) A current CV; (3) A transcript from the doctoral degree-granting institution (an unofficial transcript is sufficient at the time of application; selected candidates may be required to provide an official transcript); and (4) Three letters of professional recommendation (may be included with application or sent directly by the author).

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and are due by December 15 prior to the expected training year.

Please email direct inquiries and application materials to the Director of Training: Dede U. O’Shea, PhD, ABPP.

Additional Opportunities

Referrals to the outpatient clinic include adjustment to serious and chronic health conditions, sleep disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, stress and trauma disorders, and others.

Our robust group therapy offerings include programs such as CBT for Depression, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology.

Opportunities are also available to attend case conferences and research meetings within behavioral medicine programs.

Teaching experience is available for interested candidates.

About Us

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, located in the Boston metro west area of Massachusetts, is a thriving academic medical center and affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Our Burlington location serves more than 3,000 patients per day through our 334 inpatient hospital beds, ambulatory care center, 24-hour emergency department and American College of Surgeons verified Level I Trauma Center. It is a member of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH), a health care system that brings together academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and more than 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees.

The Lahey Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Division is comprised of a dynamic multidisciplinary group representing clinical psychology and neuropsychology, psychiatry, advanced practitioners, and clinical social work with training programs across these disciplines. Additional information regarding our Division can be found on our website.