Durham VA Health Care System
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The postdoctoral fellowship at the Durham VA Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), as of November, 2013.
The Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship program provides advanced training in clinical psychology. There are four major areas of emphasis – (1) Trauma Recovery (i.e., PTSD Clinic & OEF/OIF/ON Clinic, or Women’s Health); (2) Primary Care Mental Health / Behavioral Medicine (sleep and pain); (3) Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery (psychosocial rehabilitation of veterans with serious mental illness and substance use disorders); and, (4) Geropsychology (CLC-Rehabilitation, Home-Based Primary Care, PTSD in older veterans, and Neuropsychology).
Download the Brochure: Durham VAMC Fellowship 2020-2021
Postdoctoral Fellowship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data: Fellowship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
Note: As an APPIC postdoctoral fellowship member, our Durham VAMC Postdoctoral Fellowship program abides by the voluntary APPIC postdoctoral selection guidelines. http://appic.org/About-APPIC/Postdoctoral/APPIC-Postdoctoral-Selection-Guidelines
Prior to the start of the fellowship, a candidate must have completed a doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and have completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship. Also, note that U.S. citizens who are graduates of Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited graduate and internship programs are also eligible. Applicants who are completing VA internships are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with both clinical and research experience in the area of emphasis are particularly competitive for our fellowship.
We are committed to ensuring a range of diversity among our training classes and we select candidates representing different kinds of programs, geographical areas, ages, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, disabilities, culture, and life experiences. We strongly encourage applications from applicants who identify themselves as Veterans or members of historically underrepresented groups on the basis of racial or ethnic status; as representing diversity on the basis of sexual orientation; or as representing diversity on the basis of disability status. The program also values applicants who have experience and skills in the domains of diversity knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity.
VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical and research training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting.
The Interprofessional Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery (PSR) fellowship also constitutes one of the three emphasis areas within the Durham VAMC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Thus, psychology postdoctoral fellows within PSR also complete our APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship program.
Note: The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation, described above, is one of the three tracks (emphasis areas) within the APA-accredited fellowship program. However, this interprofessional fellowship program also trains fellows from a number of other disciplines.
For additional info regarding VA Psychology Training: Learn More
Read Requirements: Review the eligibility requirements for all VA psychology training programs.
Any questions regarding the accreditation status of the Durham VAMC Psychology Internship program, or the Durham VAMC Postdoctoral Fellowship program may be addressed to the Commission on Accreditation (CoA):
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
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VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment
The VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment (http://www.mirecc.va.gov/mirecc-fellowship.asp) hosted by the VA Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and the Durham VA Medical Center offers two years of research and clinical training. Over the course of the two-year program, fellows are trained in academic and health systems research, advanced clinical care service delivery, and program administration in an interdisciplinary setting. The fellowship combines individual mentored research and clinical training with state-of-the-art educational experiences.
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MIRT Advanced Fellowship
Read Requirements Review the eligibility requirements for all VA psychology training programs.
Postdoctoral Fellowship* (*APA-accredited fellowship)
Carolina Clancy Ph.D., ABPP
Director, Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
Durham VA Medical Center
(919) 286-0411, ext 177061
Mental Illness Research & Treatment (MIRT) Fellowship
Patrick S. Calhoun, Ph.D.
Director, Mental Illness Research & Treatment Fellowship
Durham VA Medical Center
VISN 6 MIRECC
(919) 286-0411, ext 177970
Durham VA Medical Center
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
- 919-286-0411 Ext. 176934
- 888-878-6890 Ext. 176934
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