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VISN 4 MIRECC Education

The Education Core serves a vital function within the VISN 4 MIRECC. The MIRECC sponsors conferences and workshops, as well as grand rounds and other educational programming related to measurement-based care. We develop and make available resources for clinicians, patients, and their family members including training manuals and videos; we conduct direct training of students and clinicians; and we support a Research Fellowship Program for post-residency psychiatrists and post-doctoral psychologists and other mental health researchers. The description of a Clinical Fellowship at the Philadelphia site and internship training supported by MIRECC faculty can be found here.

In addition, each MIRECC site provides ongoing training and support for a range of local activities, including:

  • practicum training in serious mental illness,
  • family involvement in treatment, and couple therapy (Philadelphia site),
  • and ongoing training and mentoring on the treatment of substance abuse through the Buprenorphine Initiative (Pittsburgh site). This is both an Educational and Clinical initiative of the VISN 4 MIRECC.

The MIRECC also supports and sponsors local, regional, and VISN-wide education trainings. A listing of the educational contributions of the VISN 4 MIRECC and other MIRECC can be found at the National MIRECC Website (see the Educational Product Listing).

Contact

Sara Chapman, MS, OTR/L
Associate Director for Education
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
412-360-2852
sara.chapman@va.gov

Simone Jackson
Education Coordinator
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
215-823-5800 Ext. 6595
simone.jackson@va.gov