February 28, 2014

2 Positions at the VA MIRECC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

VA MIRECC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia

The Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center's (VAMC) VISN-6
Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
(MIRECC) Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program anticipates one
opening for a two-year, clinical or counseling psychology postdoctoral
Fellow to begin between July 1st and September 30th, 2014. The Richmond
VAMC's MIRECC Advanced Fellowship is designed to support the development
of clinician-researchers in the area of post-deployment mental health,
which encompasses:
*         post-traumatic stress,
*         resilience and recovery,
*         substance abuse,
*         traumatic brain injury (TBI) and polytrauma rehabilitation,
*         and  other behavioral health concerns commonly faced after
warzone deployment.
Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and
25% to direct patient clinical care.

[cid:image002.jpg@01CF316F.0D0F9690]Individualized, mentored research and
clinical training is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum
emphasizing research methods, statistics, epidemiology, mental health
systems, quality improvement methods, education, and service delivery.  In
collaboration with research mentors at the VA and at our academic
affiliate, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Fellows develop and
implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in
grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational
activities and clinical service delivery. Mentored research training is
available in several areas such as: brain imaging and addictions, genetic
and other risk and resilience factors for alcohol use, cognitive
functioning in PTSD and TBI, and cohort research methods for the study of
post-deployment mental health.  Additionally, the fellowship encompasses
education and administrative experiences that support the Fellow's
professional goals. Career development is emphasized, and with mentor
support and guidance, Fellows are expected to develop a 2-5 year career
trajectory beyond the formal fellowship experience.

The Richmond VAMC is a 1A designated, tertiary care referral center
located in Richmond, Virginia. The medical center offers a full range of
health care services and houses several specialized clinical and research
centers including a VA Level-1 Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC), VA
Parkinson's Disease Research Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), VA
Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECOE), and the Defense and Veterans Brain
Injury Center (DVBIC), a component center within the Department of Defense
Centers of Excellence (DCoE).

An historic city and Virginia's capital, Richmond offers an attractive
array of leisure, cultural, and social opportunities not usually found in
mid-sized cities. Richmond is proud to support several first-class
museums, three prominent universities, a symphony, the American Youth Harp
Ensemble, professional ballet and opera companies, and numerous theater
groups and a thriving art community. Bisected by the James River,
Richmond's numerous parks and woodlands offer the chance for solitude in
nature as well as outdoor sports such as mountain biking and kayaking even
when close to the city center. Richmond annually hosts the XTERRA off road
triathlon's East Coast Championship, The SunTrust Richmond Marathon,
hosted the 2012 Veteran's Wheelchair Games, and will host the UCI Road
World Championship of cycling in 2015. For these reasons and more, it is
easy to see why Richmond was recently voted "the best river town in
America" by readers of Outside Magazine (October, 2012).

Memberships and Accreditations:
Our program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and
Internship Centers (APPIC). An application for contingency accreditation
was submitted to the Commission on Accreditation of the American
Psychological Association (APA) in September 2013.. The APA Office of
Program Consultation and Accreditation can be reached at the APA, 750
First St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, (202) 336-5979.

For More Information:
Richmond's VA MIRECC Fellowship Training Brochure:

How to Apply:
Please contact the training director at the e-mail or phone number below
to indicate your intent to submit an application and to receive the
"Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Form."

Scott McDonald, Ph.D.
Co-Director, VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Health Research and
804-675-5000 x3633

Applications will be received until the position is filled.

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