VETERANS AFFAIRS INTERPROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM IN PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY ORIENTED SERVICES
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announces openings for the 2024 – 2025 academic year of its Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for Veterans recovering from serious mental health disorders. The Fellowship Program is an advanced clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation. Individualized, mentored clinical training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in mental health care settings. Fellows will work with Veterans diagnosed with serious mental illnesses and will receive training in delivering a range of evidence-based services. The purpose of the Fellowship is to develop future mental health leaders with vision, knowledge, and commitment to transforming mental health care systems in the 21st century by emphasizing functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. The Fellowship Year runs from September 2024 – August 2025. It is a one-year, full-time onsite post graduate VA trainee position at nine Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, with salary commensurate to VA trainee status. Applications are being solicited across a range of disciplines (including psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, vocational rehabilitation, clinical pastoral education, marriage and family therapy, licensed professional mental health counseling and occupational therapy) and each fellowship class is interdisciplinary. Position guidelines vary across disciplines. Stipends are competitive and based in part on location. Fellows are eligible for health insurance benefits.Application requirements and specifications differ across sites, so please contact the Fellowship Director at each site of interest for detailed information (see contact information below for each site recruiting Masters and Doctoral Level Occupational Therapists). For general information and available applications and program descriptions for the fellowship sites see also: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn5/training/interprofessional_fellowship_program.asp
Training site application deadline dates for Occupational Therapy vary by site but will be early in 2024, please contact each site of interest to confirm deadlines.
For general questions about the fellowship program, please contact:
Ralf Schneider, MA, CPRP Coordinator of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship Hub Site* VA Maryland Health Care System 10 N. Greene St. Attn: MIRECC, Annex Bldg., 7th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 Ralf.Schneider@va.gov
See Description above for job requirements. This is a one year paid fellowship with the Veterans Health Administration.