Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship

Psychiatry PGY-V Fellowship at VA Connecticut Healthcare System

The VA Connecticut Health Care System is seeking applicants for a one-year psychiatry fellowship with an emphasis in psychosocial rehabilitation based at the Errera Community Care Center (ECCC). The fellowship follows the scientist-practitioner model and is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial rehabilitation to mental health professionals from various disciplines (nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, and social work) over a yearlong (full-time) commitment; there are opportunities for both clinical and research experiences.

At the ECCC, multidisciplinary mental health professionals provide an array of community-based rehabilitative programs including day and crisis intervention programs (for individuals struggling with mental illness and/ or substance abuse disorders, homelessness, and/or aging), vocational programs, housing programs, homeless outreach and engagement, advocacy and clinical case management programs. Fellows develop individualized projects with close mentoring from faculty; projects may include research in areas such as peer support, mental health service outcomes, and vocational and neurocognitive rehabilitation; the development of new clinical programs; 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 an information-driven, community-based system whose focus is partnering with consumers within their natural environments

Fellows attend weekly theoretical and applications seminars. Salary is at the PGY-V level. Federal benefits provided. Fellows receive Yale appointments.

Apply

Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and three letters of recommendation (including one from a current clinical supervisor) to: Theddeus Iheanacho, MD and Anne Klee, PhD, Errera Community Care Center of VA Connecticut Health Care System, 114 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor, West Haven, CT 06516.

For additional information, contact Anne Klee via email at anne.klee@va.gov or by telephone at (203) 479-8035.

VACHS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.