Clinical Psychologist (Assistant/Associate Professor), Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Clinical Psychologist (Assistant/Associate Professor), Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000B2

UTHealth HoustonandThe Ertan Digestive Disease Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Centerseek a qualified and motivated GI Psychologist, either Assistant or Associate Professor, to join our team. The overall mission of this clinic is to provide integrative health care to patients for their digestive disorders.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The GI psychologist will play a critical role in ensuring the provision of GI Psychology best practices by providing consultation and comprehensive behavioral health care in a specialty medical care setting. The GI psychologist’s role emphasizes evidence-based, integrative clinical practice, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team committed to excellent care for UT Health Houston and Memorial Hermann Digestive Disease patients’ medical and behavioral health needs. The ideal candidate should be skilled and experienced in providing psychological clinical services to patients with GI conditions and associated behavioral health concerns; consulting with Gastroenterologists on managing patients with GI and behavioral health conditions; and contributing to ongoing programmatic initiatives of the Division to support the advancement of integrative health care.



• Skill and experience in providing psychological clinical services to patients with acute or chronic medical problems.

• Skill in individual psychotherapy and group-based education and interventions.

• Skill in clinical and educational writing.

• Knowledge of state and federal laws and legal requirements.

• PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from APA approved program

• License-eligible by Texas Board of Psychology and 1 year postdoc experience


• Current active license by Texas Board of Psychology

• Clinical experience treating patients with gastrointestinal disorders

• Clinical experience providing care within outpatient medical clinics (primary care or specialty care settings)

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.