Utah Psychological Association

Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System/MIRECC

Type of Site: Post-Doc, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Not APA Accredited

Program Description: Applications are currently being accepted for the VISN 19 MIRECC VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment, which is housed at the Salt Lake City MIRECC. This is a two-year position commencing in the summer or fall of 2015. Programmatic emphasis is on the brain and behavior as they relate to suicide and serious psychiatric disorders. 

The mission of the VISN 19 MIRECC is to study suicide with the goal of reducing suicidality in the veteran population. To carry out this mission, members of the VISN 19 MIRECC: 1) focus on cognitive and neurobiological underpinnings that may contribute to suicidality; 2) develop evidence-based educational and clinical materials to identify and optimally treat veterans who are suicidal; 3) provide consultation regarding assessment and treatment planning for highly suicidal veterans; 4) mentor researchers in the area of suicidology; and 5) collaborate with others in the study and treatment of veterans who are at risk of suicide. There is an emphasis on the neurobiology of individuals with severe psychiatric disorders who are at risk for suicide.

Training Director: Deborah Yurgelun-Todd

Address: 500 Foothill Drive

Building 16, Room GA35

Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Phone: 801-582-1565x2821

Populations: Adults, older adults, inpatients, outpatients, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender, ethnic minorities, students, rural and urban populations, low-income, and homeless.

Treatment Modalities: Individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, community intervention, consultation/liaison, crisis intervention, brief psychotherapy, long-term psychotherapy, and primary care.

Experience: Health psychology, women’s health, HIV/AIDS, rehabilitation psychology, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, assessment, neuropsychology-adult, serious mental illness, anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, sexual abuse, substance use disorders, geropsychology, empirically-supported treatments, program development/evaluation, supervision, and research.

Position Information

Position Begins: 8/03/2016

Number of Full Time Slots expected in next class: 1

Number of Part Time Slots expected in next class: 0

Full Time Annual Stipend: $42,239-$44,522

Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, and Vacation.

Applications/Interviews: Application Info available on the website: http://www.mirecc.va.gov/visn19/fellowship_psychology_slc.asp

Applications due: 2/15/2016

Requirements for application: U.S. or Canadian citizenship required.

UPA Address: 5442 South 900 East, Suite 512 | Salt Lake City, UT 84117 |(801) 410-0337
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