Medical Family Therapy Fellowship
Doctoral Internship or Post-Doc Fellowship in
Medical Family Therapy
Training the next generation of family physicians and family therapists side-by-side in beautiful Western Colorado.
Program Description • Training Setting • Program Faculty • About Grand Junction • Application Process • Fellowship Testimonials
- Year-long training experience beginning August 5, 2013.
- On-site supervision from an inter-disciplinary team led by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
- Innovative curriculum with dual aims of 1) surpassing all requirements for MFT licensure and PhD completion, and 2) preparation for an academic appointment or clinical career.
- Each fellow will complete a scholarly project, play an active role in resident education and, benefit from ample opportunities for other scholarly activities.
- $37,000 stipend supplemented by generous benefits and travel assistance for presenting at the 2013 or 2014 CFHA conference.
- The St Mary’s Family Medicine medical staff includes 12 faculty physicians and 24 resident physicians.
- We are recognized by NCQA as the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home.
- Our on-site integrated care team includes an LMFT, LCSW, Addictions counselor, 2 psychology interns, and 2 case managers.
- Our integrated services include medical family therapy, brief therapy, joint appointments, bump-in-the-hall consults, and numerous modalities of group medical appointments.
- Training is diversified through inter-disciplinary inpatient rounds and family conferences one morning per week.
- The fellow will also spend 1 morning each week at the Catholic Outreach Homeless Day Center conducting joint appointments with a resident physician.
Randall Reitz PhD, Director of Behavioral Sciences • Dr Reitz is a licensed MFT and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Prior to his current position he was the executive director of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, the executive director of Summit Community Care Clinic, and the Integrated Care Supervisor of Marillac Clinic. Dr Reitz completed his doctoral studies at Brigham Young University under Dr Wendy Watson.
Shannon Keel MD • Dr Keel is a full-spectrum family physician who completed medical school at the University of Colorado and residency in Denver, CO. She will supervise the fellow’s experience at the homeless outreach center experience.
Paul Simmons MD • Dr Simmons is a full-spectrum family physician who completed medical school at the University of Colorado and residency in Greeley, CO. He will provide medical supervision for the fellow while seeing patients in the family medicine clinic.
Amy Davis MD • Dr Davis is a full-spectrum family physician who is the Medical Director of our embedded HIV specialty clinic. She also practices at the VA in Grand Junction and was previously the Medical Director of Marillac Clinic. She completed medical school at SUNY Buffalo and residency at Dartmouth.
All faculty have completed the certificate program in primary care behavioral health from the University of Massachusetts.
- The “Grand Junction healthcare model” is well-known among innovators and academics. Our integrated care reforms have been highlighted in New England Journal of Medicine, PBS, Families Systems and Health journal, and at numerous academic conferences.
- Mesa County Colorado is at the heart of western Colorado beauty, including mountains, high deserts, forests, and rivers. We are a Mecca for enthusiasts of winter sports, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, hunting, and fishing.
- Grand Junction is a town of 50,000 that is large enough to offer excellent restaurants, arts, and shopping while maintaining small town charm.
- Please send your Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, doctoral transcript, GRE scores, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the fellowship to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, call (970) 406-1974.
- Applications are due by January 31, 2013 and on-site interviews will be March 1st.
Laura is an MFT doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech University and holds an MFT master's degree from the University of San Diego
Laura Sudano, MA • As the Medical Family Therapy Fellow at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, I have found the utmost support in my professional development. Aside from the extensive and hands-on clinical training with couples, and families, and individuals, this position is rich with faculty development resources. You have the opportunity to present at resident educational sessions, engage in research, present and attend at inpatient rounds, to name a few.
Dr. Randall Reitz, the Director of Beh