Learning Opportunities at the VA NW Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center - MIRECC / CoE
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Learning Opportunities at the VA NW Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center

Learning Opportunities at the VA Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC)

Learning Opportunities at the NW MIRECC

The Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (NW MIRECC) promotes the implementation of effective treatments for military posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its complex comorbidities, including mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), substance use disorders, chronic pain, and dementia by providing educational opportunities to psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, mental health professionals and others who provide care to Veterans and active duty US military service members.


NW MIRECC Activities:

  • Disseminates best practice treatments, current research findings and the latest pertinent knowledge related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mild traumatic brain injury, and their complex comorbidities through both web-based and face-to-face educational offerings. 
  • Collects and implements feedback from participant evaluations to ensure quality programing.
  • Serves as a national resource for expertise in mental health education.

MIRECC Presents

MIRECC Presents, an accredited Continuing Education series on mental health topics provided by the VISN 20 Northwest MIRECC in collaboration with the VA Employee Education System (EES), is a webinar series held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from October to June, between Noon and 1:00pm (PT). Because it is provided online, the MIRECC Presents continuing education series is accessible to clinicians throughout the United States.

Advanced Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (MIRECC Fellowship)

The Veterans Affairs' Advanced Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment is a two-year postdoctoral training program. The primary goal of the Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center's (NW MIRECC) Advanced Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program is to train and equip physicians, psychologists, and other allied health professionals with the knowledge and expertise to lead clinical research efforts that make lasting contributions in the lives of Veterans experiencing mental health challenges. Read more

NW MIRECC Partnerships:

As part of the Veterans Affairs' Northwest Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center's mission to enhance access to mental health expertise, the NW MIRECC collaborates and consults with other MIRECCs and Centers of Excellence, as well as with other VA, federal, state and community agencies and experts.