The Behavioral Health Fellowship is
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
For Information contact:
Jamie Kotch at:
Click here to view the Behavioral Health Fellowship Brochure for the 2016-2017 Program in PDF format.
Preparing mental health professionals to work effectively with a variety of treatment modalities in a managed behavioral health care practice
The Behavioral Health Fellowship is a yearlong multidisciplinary fellowship that places doctoral psychologists and masters-prepared mental health nurse clinical specialists and social workers in a Behavioral Health Department at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty health maintenance organization in Boston and surrounding areas. The fellows practice under the guidance of a supervisor, gain skill in time-sensitive models of care, and learn to use innovation and creativity to adapt to managed care practice. Fellows also can develop experience in specialized areas such as group therapy, couples treatment, substance abuse, and/or psychopharmacology. A weekly seminar at the DPM supports the learning in the clinical placement and promotes cohesion and shared experiences among the fellows. This program is co-directed by Jim Donovan, PhD, Mollie Sherry, PhD, MSW, LICSW, and Kathryn Baldor, PhD, RN and has been in existence for 30 years - having successfully adapted to meet the continually changing environment of mental health practice.