Mental Health Clinical Training - Minneapolis VA Health Care System
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Mental Health Clinical Training

The Mental Health Service Line provides high quality training across a range of mental health disciplines.

Psychology Training Programs

Training Director: Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., ABPP (Wayne.Siegel@va.gov)
Assistant Training Director: Amanda Ferrier-Auerbach, Ph.D., ABPP (Amanda.Ferrier-Auerbach@va.gov)

Postdoctoral Residency

• Three positions are year-long full-time in Clinical Psychology with 
  emphases in Primary Care/Health Psychology, Serious Mental Illness, 
  and Trauma. The SMI emphasis is part of an interprofessional training
  program. These positions are accredited by the American Psychological
  Association.

• Two positions are full-time two-year specialty residencies in Clinical
  Neuropsychology. These positions are accredited by the American
  Psychological Association.

• For more information on all postdoctoral training, visit the Psychology
  Postdoctoral Residency program website

Predoctoral Internship

• Six Standard Track positions in Clinical Psychology

• Two Neuropsychology Track 2 positions meeting APA
  Division 40 Guidelines.

• All Intern positions are accredited by the APA CoA.

• For more information on all predoctoral training, visit the Psychology 
  Doctoral Internship program website

Practicum Training

• We train about 8 students per year from local psychology
  doctoral programs.

• Students average 10-15 hours per week on site.

Psychiatry Training Program

Residency

• VA Residency Director: Megan Press, MD (megan.press@va.gov)
• VA Residency Assistant Site Director: Patricia Dickmann, MD
  (Patricia.Dickmann@va.gov)
• Core program located at the University of Minnesota
• First- and second-year required rotations at VA:

– 2, one-month rotations: Neurology (PGY1)
– 2, one-month rotations: Medicine (PGY1)
– 1, one-month rotation: Inpatient Psychiatry (PGY1)
– 1, one-month rotation: Geriatric Psychiatry (PGY2)

Psychiatry Fellowships (PGY-5)

• Core programs located at the University of Minnesota
• Primary training site: Minneapolis VAMC
• ACGME Accredited

Geriatric Psychiatry

• VA Program Director: Susan Czapiewski, MD
  (susan.czapiewski@va.gov)
• One year requirement, 2 positions
• For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Geropsychiatry Fellowship program website *

Psychosomatic Medicine

• VA Program Director: Jan Apple, MD (jan.apple@va.gov)
• One year requirement, 2 positions
• For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship program website *

Addiction Psychiatry

• VA Program Director: Scott McNairy, MD (scott.mcnairy@va.gov)
• One year requirement, 2 positions
• Core program located at the University of Minnesota
• For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program website *

Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship

• VA Training Director: John Lichtsinn, MD  (John.Lichtsinn@va.gov)
• Core program located at the University of Minnesota
• For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Year Three & Four - Psychiatry Externship program website *
• The Minneapolis VAMC is one of five primary training sites that
  medical students can choose from for their Psychiatry rotations

 

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