Behavioral Medicine


John Peter Smith (JPS) Department of Family Medicine in Fort Worth, TX is pleased to announce openings for two (2) full-time Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship positions in Behavioral Medicine. The Fellowships are a one-year (12 month) funded positions.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship Description:
The primary focus of this fellowship will be preparation of a psychologist for a role in providing integrated primary care services in a graduate medical education setting, including training and program development in Behavioral Medicine. The fellow will spend their time in 2 major areas: clinical service and program development/scholarly activity.


50% Clinical Service:
Fellows will have the opportunity to provide clinical care and supervision in a fast-paced and dynamic integrated primary care setting. The Department of Family Medicine provides primary care services to a diverse patient population including underserved and international/refugee patients and their families throughout the lifespan. As part of an interdisciplinary team, fellows will receive supervised experience in delivery of mental and behavioral health services in a primary care, Family Medicine setting.


50% Program Development & Scholarly Activity:
Fellows will be actively involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum to enhance mental health training in residency education. This includes clinical observation and feedback, bedside teaching, and supervision. Fellows can also engage with and provide interdisciplinary team learning and training activities via residency didactics, grand rounds, medical team rounding, team huddles and intradepartmental conferences. Fellows will have time for scholarly activity, including educational and research projects of interest to the fellow within Family Medicine, professional development, and administrative time.


Compensation includes a one-year salary of $58,000 and competitive benefits package (health/dental insurance, liability coverage, professional development funds, conference reimbursement and PTO). Eligible applicants will have completed an APA accredited (or equivalent) doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA/APPIC approved internship (or equivalent). Experience in health psychology, integrated primary care, and/or program development preferred.

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and CV (letters of recommendation to be requested upon extension of interview). Submit materials to Dr. Katherine Bergs ( Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis with interviews now being scheduled.

Deadline to submit for consideration is February 10th, 2023.


Adam Guck, PH.D.
Assistant Director of Behavioral Medicine
JPS Family Medicine Residency

Where are you from? Omaha, NE

Medical School PH.D, Clinical Health Psychology - University of North Texas

Residency/Fellowship: Behavioral Medicine - John Peter Smith Hospital

Clinical Interests: Behavioral Medicine and Integrated Primary Care

Why JPS? I completed my Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine at JPS to pursue my interests in integrated primary care psychology and graduate medical education. I stayed as faculty because of the amazing, supportive culture that pervade this residency program. Faculty, residents, and staff come together to advance the health of families and communities throughout Tarrant County. It is an honor to be part of this large enterprise that not only produces highly talented doctors, but dedicated and compassionate people.

Katherine Bergs, LMFT, PH.D
Psychologist, Fellowship Director
Director of Behavioral Medicine
Associate Program Director
JPS Family Medicine Residency

Where are you from? Greenville, NC

Medical School: East Carolina University - PH.D, Clinical Health Psychology

Residency/Fellowship: University of Colorado, Primary Care Psychology and Medical Education.

Clinical Interests: I have clinical interests in health and behavior change interventions in primary care, sleep medicine, and couples therapy. I am an active researcher and have interests in physician burnout and health, medical education, and sports medicine.

Why JPS? If I do something I'm all in on enthusiasm and excitement. JPS's program presented me with great opportunities to teach behavioral medicine to family docs in fast-paced, fun, and creative ways!