is a one-year fellowship in the Addictions Treatment Center at the Seattle
VAMC. It is a specialized clinical fellowship in a team approach to substance
abuse treatment. It utilizes a biopsychosocial model of addictive behaviors.
Positions are available for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Chaplains.
goal of the training program is to provide clinical and didactic experiences
through which the fellows will become more skilled in working therapeutically
with substance abusers, become more familiar with the unique contributions that
their professional disciplines make to the treatment team, and become aware of
the issues in and benefits derived from the integration of their professional
disciplines into an interdisciplinary treatment process.
Treatment Setting - The Addictions Treatment Center (ATC) is an integrated set
of outpatient clinical care programs that provide comprehensive treatment for
individuals with alcohol and drug dependence and other addictive behaviors. A
significant proportion of patients also have concurrent psychiatric disorders.
The ATC offers long-term rehabilitation services and maintains a commitment to
the continuity of care for substance dependent veterans. This care is provided
by 55 clinical staff members. The composition of the staff, including Psychiatry,
Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Physicians Assistants, Pharmacy, and
Addictions Therapy, reflects the ATC's commitment to interdisciplinary
treatment. Staff associated with a number of research projects conducted within
the ATC also provide support and make contributions to the clinical and
educational functions of the ATC.
Applicants must be US citizens. Applicants for postdoctoral psychology
fellowships at the Seattle VAMC must be graduates of APA accredited doctoral
programs and internships. Please call or write:
Director for Training and Education Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse
Treatment (CESATE) Addictions Treatment Center (116MATCH) VA Puget Sound Health
S Columbia Way