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VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in PSR and Recovery Oriented Services


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Rocky Mountains, Northern Colorado (Photo credit: Dan Gribbin)

This fellowship is offered across our two primary facilities in Northern Colorado (Loveland) and Southern Wyoming (Cheyenne). It is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial rehabilitation to mental health professionals from various disciplines (psychology, social work, licensed mental health counselors, occupational therapy) over a yearlong (full-time) commitment; there are opportunities for both clinical, administrative and research experiences.

Cheyenne VA Medical Center
Cheyenne VA Medical Center

Training sites include community-based rehabilitative programs including residential rehabilitation care, clinical case management, supported employment and education programming, housing and homeless programming, and acute care and crisis intervention programs for individuals struggling with mental illness and/ or substance abuse disorders, or homelessness. Fellows will develop individualized projects with close mentoring from faculty; projects may include program development and/or evaluation in areas such as employment and educational interventions, peer support, VA program evaluations, suicide prevention, and consultation with community partners.

Many opportunities exist for participating in ongoing collaborative research and scholarly writing. Applicants should have a strong interest in community mental health; Fellows will be undertaking innovative outcome-based work and facilitating the transformation of the national VA mental health care system from a traditional, hospital-based system to a community-based system whose focus is partnering with consumers within their natural environments to build their full recovery and community integration.

Our Directors

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.

Chief of Mental Health | Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Psychiatry | Boston Universty School of Medicine
Director | PSR Advanced Fellowship Program

Professional Interests: Employment and Employment Services and Recovery, Peer Services, Social Support and Community Building Interventions



Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.

Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Psychology Training | Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Associate Director | PSR Advanced Fellowship Program

Professional Interests: Applications of Common Factors Theory, Therapeutic Assessment, Veteran Employment and Recovery, Recovery Model in Mental Health Care

The Fellowship Class of 2023 - 2024


Gabe Zeller, PhD

Gabe Zeller, PhD

Clinical Psychology

Professional Interests: Serious Mental Illness, Early Psychosis Intervention, LGBTQ+ Care.

Rebecca C. Gaines

Rebecca Gaines, PhD

Professional Interests: Serious mental illness, trauma and trauma-informed care, chronic pain, and women’s health.

Sheena Miller, OT

Sheena Miller, OT

Professional Interests: Rural health; improving accessibility to services/resources to increase quality of life; the importance of continuity of care for best outcomes; suicide prevention; family/caregiver support; substance use disorders; neurocognitive disorders; program development; utilization of meaningful occupations/roles to support the recovery journey and increase overall well-being; advocating for OT’s role in mental health.

Mary Funston

Mary Funston, MOT, OTR/L

Professional Interests: Recovery through meaningful activity, advocacy for occupational therapy’s unique role in mental health treatment and recovery, animal assisted interventions for people with SMI, chronic pain management and mental health, and cognition and executive functioning in relation to independence and functioning.

Application Information

Application requirements and deadlines vary by discipline. Please contact Cheyenne for more details, and for application materials.

VA Cheynne PSR Fellowship Manual

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.
P: (307) 778-7550, Ext. 7450

Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.
Associate Director
P:(307) 778-7550, Ext. 4708

2360 East Pershing Blvd. (116A)
Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Cheyenne, WY 82001


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