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VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in PSR and Recovery Oriented Services


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The Clement J Zablocki VAMC is a vibrant level 1A facility in VISN 12 serving a culturally and economically diverse group of Veterans in southeast Wisconsin. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the medical center has 196 acute care beds and provided over 820,000 outpatient appointments for over 57,000 unique patients in FY19.

The interprofessional advanced fellowship program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) and Recovery Services will give trainees access to our exceptional range of clinical experiences and staff expertise. The fellowship cohort will include a psychology postdoctoral fellow, a social work fellow, and a vocational rehabilitation services fellow, as well as either an additional social work fellow, a psychiatry fellow, or an advanced nursing fellow. The program combines rich clinical training, interprofessional collaboration, advocacy, and didactic education to create future leaders in psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery services. Fellows will complete primary rotations in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM), and Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs. Secondary rotations include the Acute Mental Health/Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, the Intensive Outpatient Program, and the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. The foundations of the program are Interdisciplinary Teamwork, Continuity of Care, and Quality Improvement; the core principles of recovery will be incorporated into every service delivered. 

Milwaukee is located on the beautiful western shore of Lake Michigan, approximately 90 miles north of Chicago. The four-county metropolitan Milwaukee area has a population of more than 1.5 million people. Milwaukee is a diverse community offering a wide variety of year-round leisure and recreational activities, and a lively dining and arts scene.

Our Directors

Alison Minkin, PhD

Alison Minkin, PhD

PSR Fellowship Director
Program Manager, Outpatient Mental Health | Milwaukee VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine | Medical College of Wisconsin

Professional Interests: Integrated care, geropsychology, program development.


Michael McBride, MD

Michael McBride, MD

Local Recovery Coordinator
Staff Psychiatrist | Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry | Medical College of Wisconsin



The Fellowship Class of 2022 - 2023


Gretchen Klein, APSW

Gretchen Klein, APSW, MSW

Professional Interests: Hospice and palliative care, as well as program development. Through the PSR fellowship, I hope to gain a better understanding of treating serious mental illnesses that ae impacted by complex trauma and military experience. I also am interested in learning more about different treatment modalities for therapy, including social skills training and CBT for psychosis

Diana Rhyne, MBA, MS, LPC-IT, NBAA, CRC, CTP

Diana Rhyne, MBA, MS, LPC-IT, NBAA, CRC, CTP

Professional Interests: Culturally competent trauma-informed care, PTSD, trauma-based behaviors, moral injury, co-occurring disorders and dual diagnoses, community reintegration with and within the criminal justice system/corrections/in-patient programs, psychotic disorders, linking quality of life and wellbeing with purposeful work and activities (vocational rehabilitation), and the over/under/misdiagnosis of disorders based on marginalized identities.

Kadeesha Duncan, MSW

Kadeesha Duncan, MSW

Professional Interests: Cultural, Media, and Gender Representation; Trauma-Informed care; Program Development; Evidence-Based Psychotherapy; Addressing Suicidality; Disabilities; and Community Integration

Additional Information

For information on the fellowship, deadlines, and application process: 
VA Milwaukee Fellowship Brochure


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