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Rocky Mountain MIRECC Advanced Fellowship Program in Suicide Prevention

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General Overview


Funded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA), the fellowship programs offered by the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) are located at MIRECC centers in Colorado (Denver/Aurora) and Utah (Salt Lake City). Our fellowship offerings include an APA-accredited advanced psychology fellowship in suicide prevention (Colorado only), an APPIC-recognized postdoctoral research fellowship program (Salt Lake City Only), and additional non-clinical advanced research fellowships in suicide prevention. Each of our Rocky Mountain MIRECC Fellowship programs offer a unique, dynamic opportunity for professional and personal growth.

Advanced Psychology Fellowship Program in Suicide Prevention


Denver/Aurora, Colorado (APA-Accredited)


The Denver/Aurora, Colorado site has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Commission of Accreditation (CoA) since 2013

Our Colorado site is currently accepting applications for up to two APA-accredited advanced psychology fellowships in suicide prevention. Available training faculty (in alphabetical order) include:

  • Sean M. Barnes, PhD conducts research aimed at improving suicide risk management and developing contextual behavioral interventions for helping patients build vital and meaningful lives (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for suicide prevention – ACT for Life).
  • Lauren M. Borges, PhD conducts research on the use of contextual behavioral interventions to help Veterans and health care providers approach emotions like guilt and shame more flexibly.
  • Ryan Holliday, PhD conducts research on social determinants of health as they relate to mental health and suicide risk in underserved populations (e.g., homeless, justice-involved and trauma-exposed).
  • Lindsey Monteith, PhD conducts research on suicide risk and prevention in regard to gender, interpersonal violence, and trauma, lethal means safety (e.g., firearms), healthcare barriers and facilitators (e.g., stigma) and race/ethnicity (e.g., Asian American, Pacific Islander).

If you are interested in applying to work with Dr. Barnes (, Dr. Borges (, Dr. Holliday (, or Dr. Monteith (, please email them to discuss potential research opportunities.

General inquiries regarding the fellowship and application materials for the Colorado, 2022-2024, position(s) may be e-mailed to Dr. Maurand (Randi) Robinson at

Accepting applications until December 1, 2021.

To learn more view our Colorado Fellowship Brochure. For additional information regarding program details and how to apply, visit our Colorado Fellowship page.

Salt Lake City, Utah (APPIC-Member)


The Salt Lake City, Utah site has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC) since 2012.

Our Utah site is currently accepting applications for non-clinical postdoctoral advanced research fellows in suicide prevention.

Accepting applications until February 15, 2022.

To learn more view our Utah Fellowship Brochure or visit our APPIC membership page. For additional information regarding program details and how to apply, visit our Utah Fellowship page.

Advanced Research Fellowship Program in Suicide Prevention


In addition to the APA-accredited and APPIC-Recognized advanced psychology fellowship programs, we offer advanced research fellowships in suicide prevention geared towards training non-clinical research fellows. Areas of focus (e.g., public health suicide prevention, epidemiology and health services research) for these fellowships vary depending on available training faculty and applicant interests.

Denver/Aurora, Colorado (Non-Accredited)


Our Colorado site is no longer accepting applications for our non-accredited advanced research fellowships in suicide prevention. However, you may view example of one of our past non-accredited advanced research fellowships by visiting the ASPIRE Fellowship page.

Contact Information


Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC (RMR VAMC)
1700 N Wheeling St, G-3-116M
Aurora, CO 80045

Salt Lake City

VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
500 Foothill DR
Salt Lake City, UT 84148
801-582-1565 x2821

Last Updated 29 October 2021