Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Washington is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program for residents entering in their PGY-5 year after completion of a General Psychiatry Residency Program. The overarching mission of the program is to provide psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the skills, clinical judgment, and knowledge necessary to the practice of Addiction Psychiatry to enable them to assume leadership positions in the field.
Residents in the program will:
·       Develop clinical excellence in diagnostic and therapeutic addiction psychiatry
·       Become knowledgeable in addiction psychiatry and the scientific data base underlying the discipline
·       Develop research skills relevant to addiction psychiatry
·       Gain skills in teaching Addiction Psychiatry
·       Develop the special compassion and empathy needed to form therapeutic alliances with addicted patients
·       Develop cognizance of the special ethical issues and cultural needs of addicted patients
·       Understand the broad context of Addiction Psychiatry care throughout the U.S. and World.
Clinical training occurs in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, outpatient, consultation, dual diagnosis, women specific, and opioid agonist treatment settings. Didactic training occurs through participation in a weekly seminar series. Close work with a range of interdisciplinary treatment teams is a core aspect of the residency. The faculty consists of a diverse group of psychiatrists and psychologists who have many years of clinical and research experience in addictions.
The Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program has many options for clinical rotations, and an individualized schedule can be designed depending on each resident's prior experience and interests. Clinical rotations are available at a number of possible sites, including the UW Medical Center, Seattle VA Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.