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Doctoral Internship in Medical Family Therapy

Posted By Jennifer S. Harsh, Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2016-2017 Doctoral Internship in Medical Family Therapy

Behavioral Medicine Faculty In-Training


Position Description:


Applicants interested in providing collaborative care, conducting research, and teaching internal medicine residents are encouraged to apply for this Medical Family Therapy doctoral internship in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The internship provides clinical experience and training for a future behavioral medicine faculty member. Applicants will provide therapy and brief psychosocial interventions for patients and their families, will supervise masters level family therapy students, will teach medical residents on psychosocial components of patient care, and will develop and conduct research projects. The intern will gain experience collaborating with residents, physicians, medical students, social workers, pharmacists, and diabetes educators. Clinical supervision will be provided by an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. The internship provides a unique opportunity to develop a skillset that is applicable to a career in behavioral medicine. The intern functions as a full-time behavioral medicine clinician-educator for the duration of the 12 month internship. The position will start in June of 2016.




Applicants must have completed all PhD prerequisite coursework. Applicants must be either provisionally or fully licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Experience providing behavioral medicine services in a medical setting is preferred.




Clinical: Provide 16 hours of clinical care per week (5 half days/week).  Provide on-site consultations as part of an integrated care team and provide family therapy services to patients and their families at Midtown Clinic. Supervise medical masters level family therapy interns.

Teaching: Teach a medical family therapy course and teach behavioral medicine topics to General Internal Medicine residents through didactics and video review sessions (2 half days/week).

Research: Assist with planning, data collection, analysis, and scholarly writing of collaborative research projects (3 half days/week).


Applications are due by January 30th, on-site interviews will be held in March, and the program runs from June 20th, 2016 to June 30th, 2017.


Please contact Jennifer Harsh, PhD, LIMFT at, or by phone at (402) 595-1424 if you have questions or if you are interested in applying.


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