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).