VETERANS AFFAIRS INTERPROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY ORIENTED SERVICES
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces openings for the 2020 – 2021 academic year of its Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for Veterans with serious mental illness. The Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art, advanced clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation. Individualized, mentored clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. Fellows will work with Veterans diagnosed with serious mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depression and receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based services. Veterans served, may also have co-occurring diagnoses, such as PTSD and substance use disorders.
The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transforming mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. The Fellowship Program is offered at six VA sites (see below). The Fellowship Year runs from September 2020 – August 2021. It is a one-year, full-time onsite post graduate VA trainee position at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers that are indicated below. Applications are being solicited across a range of disciplines (including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, vocational rehabilitation, clinical pastoral education and occupational therapy) and each fellowship class is interdisciplinary. Application and position details vary across disciplines. Psychology fellows must be U.S. citizens and must be graduates of APA accredited academic programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and APA accredited internships. Stipends are competitive and based in part on location. Psychology fellows are eligible for health and life insurance benefits. All fellows earn annual and sick leave and are entitled to all Federal holidays. The PSR Fellowship sites follow APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Guidelines - Psychology Fellow selection. Application requirements and specifications differ across sites, so please contact the Fellowship Director at each site of interest for detailed information (see contact information for each site below). For general information and available applications and program descriptions for the fellowship sites see also: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn5/training/interprofessional_fellowship_program.asp Application deadlines vary by site and discipline but are typically in December, please contact each site to confirm deadlines.
Co-Directors: Brian Stevenson, Ph.D., Psychology Service
Elizabeth Naughton, LICSW, Social Work Service
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Brian.Stevenson4@va.gov or (781) 687-3919
Elizabeth.Naughton@va.gov or (781) 687-2149
Co-Directors: J. Murray McNiel, Ph.D.
Julie C. McCormick, LCSW, CPRP
Hillandale II VA Clinic
1830 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705
Jesse.McNiel@va.gov or (919) 286-0411, Ext. 177777
Julie.McCormick@va.gov or (919) 286-0411, Ext. 175111
Little Rock, AR
Director of Post-Doctoral
Training: Courtney Crutchfield, Ph.D.
2200 Fort Roots Drive (116/NLR)
Bldg. 170, Office
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Applications to: Courtney.Crutchfield@va.gov or (501) 257-3471
Inquiries to: Nathaniel
Cooney, PhD Nathaniel.Cooney@va.gov , (501) 257-3455
Palo Alto, CA
Director: Stephen T. Black, Ph.D.
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Ave (116B)
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Stephen.Black2@va.gov or (650) 493-5000, Ext. 67556
San Diego, CA
Director: Dimitri Perivoliotis, Ph.D.
VA San Diego Healthcare System (116B)
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or (858)552-8585 x2412
West Haven, CT
Director, Interprofessional Fellowship: Anne Klee, Ph.D., CPRP
Errera Community Care Center
114 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor
West Haven, CT 06516
Anne.Klee@va.gov or (203) 479-8035
Director, Psychology Training: Joshua Bullock, Ph.D.
Joshua.Bullock@va.gov or 203-516-8013
For general information, please contact:
Ralf Schneider, MA, CPRP
Coordinator of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship Hub Site*
VA Maryland Health Care System
10 N. Greene St.
Attn: MIRECC, Annex Bldg., 7th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Ralf.Schneider@va.gov or (410) 637-1874
*Note: Hub Site does not host a training program. Each site coordinates its own admissions processes.