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VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness – Salt Lake City VA

VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness – Salt Lake City VA

Updated: 12 December 2013

Application Procedures

Applications are Currently Being Accepted

Applications are currently being accepted for the VISN 19 MIRECC VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, which is housed at the Salt Lake City MIRECC. This is a two-year position commencing in the fall of 2013. Programmatic emphasis is on the brain and behavior as they relate to suicide and serious psychiatric disorders. The Fellow’s distribution of effort will be 75% research and 25% clinical.

The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Program is to train psychologists to become outstanding clinical researchers in the high priority area of mental health care for Veterans, specifically in the area of suicide. The clinical and research focus of the VISN 19 MIRECC is the treatment and assessment of individuals with severe psychiatric disorders, including combat related syndromes, who are also at risk for suicide. There is an emphasis on the accurate evaluation of the interaction between cognition and suicide in individuals with psychiatric diagnoses. There is also an emphasis on the neurobiology of individuals with severe psychiatric disorders who are also at risk for suicide.

Numerous research opportunities are available. Information regarding VISN 19 MIRECC activities can be found at: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/

Fellows will be provided with local and national didactic training opportunities. Information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Illness, Education, and Clinical Centers Fellowship Program can be found at: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/

To apply candidates should submit the following:

  1. A letter of interest that identifies career goals, expectations, and the goodness of fit with the mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC
  2. A current curriculum vitae including a summary of prior research experience
  3. Letter of completion from academic and internship/residency programs
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Sample de-identified neuro/psychological evaluation report and a summary regarding number and types of neuro/psychological tests administered and reports written. (Some background in neuropsychological assessment is preferred.)

Please note: Violation of confidentiality in a work sample (ANY INCLUSION OF ANY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION – e.g., name of high school, name of work setting, etc.) will result in immediate termination of the applicant from consideration, and contact with the applicant and applicant's Training Director to notify them of the violation. Please make it very easy for us to determine that you have de-identified the document by putting a header at the top of the document stating so, using “Mr. Xxxxx”, etc.

All Salt Lake City application materials should be postmarked no later than February 15, 2013 and sent to:

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.
VISN 19 MIRECC
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill Drive
Building 16, Room GA35
Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
Phone: 801-582-1565 x 2707
FAX: 801-584-5669
E-mail: Deborah.YurgelunTodd@va.gov

Application Deadline

All Salt Lake City application materials should be postmarked no later than February 15, 2013 and sent to:

Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D.
VISN 19 MIRECC
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill Drive
Building 16, Room GA35
Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
Phone: 801-582-1565 x 2707
FAX: 801-584-5669
E-mail: Deborah.YurgelunTodd@va.gov

The program is structured so that there is an opportunity for the Psychology Fellows to gain adequate hours toward licensure.

Prior to beginning the postdoctoral experience, candidates are expected to have attained a high level of accomplishment in generalist training, and to have a modest amount of focused training in their emphasis area. In particular, we expect Psychology Fellows to have completed their doctoral training and internship. Also, Psychology Fellows should have received their degree within two years of application. Trainees must be eligible to receive salary from the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

 

Contact

VISN 19 MIRECC - Denver
1055 Clermont Street, Denver, CO 80220
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
303-399-8020 Ext. 5275

VISN 19 MIRECC - Salt Lake City
500 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84148
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
801-582-1565 Ext. 2821