Accepting applications for the 2012-2013 fellowship class. Positions are offered in the following specific areas of concentration: • Geropsychology • Palliative Care • Psychosocial Rehabilitation • Post-Deployment Mental Health Services All are full-time positions for one year and carry an annual stipend of $43,697. The starting date will be August 27, 2012. The fellowship program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Geropsychology fellow will be prepared for psychological practice with older adults, the Palliative Care fellow will be prepared for psychological practice with patients with end-stage disease, the Psychosocial Rehabilitation fellow will be prepared for practice with the seriously mentally ill, including those with co-morbid substance abuse, and the Post-Deployment Mental Health fellow will be prepared for practice with newly returning veterans, many of whom have suffered multiple physical and/or psychological injuries. The fellowship is organized around a core of clinical experiences, but allows some flexibility in pursuing individual goals. While there may be opportunities to conduct research during the fellowship year, the major emphasis is on clinical practice.
A more complete description of the fellowship program is available at http://www.psychologytraining.va.gov/.
A candidate for a fellowship must be a U.S. citizen who, by the beginning of the fellowship year, will have completed an APA-approved doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship program. This VA Center in its commitment to Equal Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action encourages applications by minorities, women and handicapped persons.
The following application material is required: a curriculum vita, a brief statement of your major interests and career objectives, including any particular areas you would wish to emphasize during the fellowship year, three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your clinical work, and a graduate transcript. If this transcript does not show the granting of the doctorate, a letter from the graduate program will be required attesting that all degree requirements will be completed prior to the fellowship.
Application materials are to be received by January 6, 2012. Interviews will be conducted in February, with offers extended on the APPIC uniform notification date of March 14, 2012.
For further information, contact:
James D. Hart, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Training Program
Mental Health Division
VA Medical Center (695/MH-Admin)
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Telephone: 414- 384-2000, extension 41672 Fax: 414-382-5379