About the Program

The Department of Family Medicine offers a one to two-year post-doctoral fellowship for psychologists interested in primary care and clinical health psychology. The program offers specialized training in the primary care behavioral health integration, chronic pain rehabilitation and evidence-based behavior therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). 

The fellowship will prepare psychologists to provide a broad range of behavioral health services in primary care and outpatient mental health clinics. In addition to providing clinical services, fellows participate in regularly scheduled training activities such as weekly supervision with licensed psychologist(s), monthly behavioral health didactics and side-by-side training with family medicine residents.

Responsibilities and Training

Fellow responsibilities and training experiences

  • Conducting behavioral health assessments and providing individual, family and group psychotherapy using evidence-based interventions
  • Serving as behavioral health consultants and conducting targeted assessments and brief interventions as part of a primary care-behavioral health integration team 
  • Participating in a chronic pain rehabilitation program that uses an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) approach
  • Providing collaborative care in an immigrant health clinic serving Nepali- and Arabic-speaking patients 
  • Participating in joint training activities with family medicine residents, including case presentations, behavioral health didactics and wellness programming

Psychology fellows work with economically and ethnically diverse patient populations at our Rardin Family Practice and CarePoint East locations. Common clinical issues addressed in these clinics include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Grief
  • Substance use
  • Chronic pain
  • Trauma
  • Somatization disorders
  • Health behavior change 
  • Chronic health conditions such as diabetes, headache, cardiovascular disease
  • Acculturation and resettlement issues in immigrant/refugee population



  • Outpatient behavioral health: Six half-days per week
  • Primary care behavioral health integration: Two half-days per week
  • Interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program: 32 weeks per year (four sessions) 
  • Immigrant health clinic: One half-day per week
  • Joint training and collaboration with resident physicians, including ongoing collaborative care, monthly didactics, case presentations and wellness programming
  • Monthly behavioral health didactics (attend and present) 
  • One to two hours of supervision per week with licensed clinical psychologist(s)
  • Written evaluations conducted twice per year and reviewed in face-to-face meetings with supervisor(s)

Application Process

Application Process

Application requirements:
  • Cover letter summarizing professional interests and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from current clinical supervisor)
  • Letter from dissertation chair regarding dissertation status or proof of successful completion of dissertation
  • Graduate transcript

Eligibility criteria:

Applicants must have a doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited program and completion of an internship that meets APA/APPIC requirements. Preference will be given to applicants with interest and experience in primary care, health psychology or behavioral medicine and evidence-based psychotherapies. 

Application dates:
  • Deadline to apply: January 15, 2019
  • Program start date: August 2019
  • Program end date: August 2020 or August 2021

Please email application materials to Whitney Brumley at Whitney.Brumley@osumc.edu.

Fellowship Faculty

Primary care psychology fellow

Primary care psychology fellow

Travis Westbrook, PhD

Dr. Westbrook earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University and completed his clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System.  He has received training in the evidence-based treatment of a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use.  He has also worked in various medical settings and has received training in the management of chronic pain, insomnia and emotional adjustment to cancer and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Westbrook will see patients at our Rardin clinic, in addition to participating in integrated health training with family medicine residents.

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