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VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in PSR and Recovery Oriented Services


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The mission of the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System Interprofessional Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Fellowship is to support professional development and foster leadership skills in early career professionals connected to the area of Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The PSR Fellowship offers advanced training experiences in PSR and the treatment and support of persons living with SMI to Fellows from Social Work, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry. A key element in our training program is individualizing training experiences to fit the professional development and career goals of each Fellow. Fellows work with supervisors and mentors across a dedicated and skilled PSR team of interprofessional faculty to support their unique professional goals and development. The primary clinical settings include the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC) and Intensive Community Mental Health Recovery (ICMHR) programs at the VA Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center with community-based programming in the Aurora/Denver areas. Additional elective training experiences are also available in Inpatient Psychiatry, Outpatient Mental Health, Rural Mental Health, Early Intervention for Psychosis, Couple and Family Services, and Specialty Mental Health Services to include Substance Use Disorder Clinic and PTSD services

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Our program and healthcare system are committed to building an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences; as such, we strongly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically and currently underrepresented groups to apply.



Our Directors

Allison Douglas, LCSW

Allison R. Douglas, LCSW

Section Chief, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Services (PSR&R)
Mental Health Services | VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Professional Interests: Strong administrative experience and clinical understanding of PSR&R models of care in VA including ICMHR, PRRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Peer Support in addition to the principles of PSR, community inclusion and evidence based practices that are at the foundation of services (Assertive Community Treatment, IPS/Supported Employment, Social Skills Training, WRAP).

Robert Johnson, Ph.D.

Robert W. Johnson, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Services | VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System

Professional Interests: SMI Psychology; Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Recovery-oriented care; Complex psychopathology and integrated models of care; Treatment resistant Schizophrenia; Evidence based practice as both intervention and process; System transformation; Program development, evaluation, and consultation; and Interprofessional team development.

The Fellowship Class of 2023 - 2024


Soo-yeon Dawson, PsyD

Soo-yeon Dawson, PsyD

Professional Interests: Providing recovery-oriented, trauma-informed, and multiculturally sensitive psychotherapy for individuals with serious mental illness. I am also interested in treating PTSD, integration of spirituality and psychology, and evidence-based therapies (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis).

Sadie Johnson, MSW

Sadie Johnson, MSW

Professional Interests: Creative expression therapy, Art therapy for wellness and trauma healing, Storytelling, Inner child healing, Community based mental health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mental health service utilization among diverse populations, and Diversity & representation among the VA service providers.

Additional Information

For more information on application process, deadlines, and training opportunities see the
VA Denver PSR Fellowship Brochure


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