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concentrating on accurate diagnosis and treatment planning for patients suspected of having incurred TBI’s during OEF-OIF-OND deployments.  Some doctoral level staff members are also actively involved in clinical research activities within the VISN-6 MIRECC focusing on post-deployment mental health. Supervisor: Dr. Crawford

Neuropsychology (MIRT track).  The core of clinical training in neuropsychology takes place in an outpatient setting in which interns gain experience with a variety of neurological and non-neurological patient populations including memory disorders, movement disorders, stroke, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor/oncology, developmental/learning disorders, psychiatric disorders, toxic/metabolic conditions, and infections.  The track is developmentally oriented and supervision is provided by a neuropsychologist who currently directs the Neurocognitive Research Core of the VISN-6 MIRECC. Supervisor: Dr. Tupler

Women Veteran’s Comprehensive Health Center (PTSD-WVCHC Track).  As a member of the Women's Comprehensive Health Center mental health team, the postdoctoral fellow provides mental health services to women veterans. The Fellow will refine their understanding of the impact of military sexual trauma  (MST) and other traumatic life experiences, including childhood sexual abuse and combat, on women veteran's psychosocial functioning.  The Fellow will assess and treat a variety of complex and co-morbid psychiatric disorders including PTSD and other anxiety disorders, depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder. The fellow will have the opportunity to refine their skills in several treatment modalities for these psychiatric disorders, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure and the Cloitre model of treatment for complex PTSD and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. There is also an opportunity to focus on care of women veterans with comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders and to learn Seeking Safety. In addition to providing group and individual therapy to women veterans, the fellow will function as part of multidisciplinary team and will consult and collaborate with other medical providers in the Women's Comprehensive Health Center. The post doctoral fellow will also engage in research related to trauma and women’s health. Supervisors: Drs. Reynolds and Berlin

Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM; PSR Track).  The goal of MHICM is to improve community adjustment and the veterans’ quality of life by providing patient-centered care.  The whole MHICM team is the veterans’ primary mental health provider and provides services primarily in the community involving the veteran’s family members, landlords, physicians, etc.  Eighty percent of the contacts are in the community allowing flexible community interventions such as evaluation, medication administration, socialization, smoking cessation counseling, supportive contact, substance abuse counseling. The MHICM team is multipdisciplinary and is currently staffed with a psychologist, a psychiatrist, four case managers, and a recreation therapist. In MHICM, we expect fellows will provide case management services to a small group (1-2) of veterans.  Supervisor: Dr. Braxton

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC; PSR Track). The PRRC provides a setting for fellows to practice and gain exposure to clinic based

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