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VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in PSR and Recovery Oriented Services


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Rocky Mountains, Northern Colorado (Photo credit: Dan Gribbin)

This fellowship is offered across our two primary facilities in Northern Colorado (Loveland) and Southern Wyoming (Cheyenne). It is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial rehabilitation to mental health professionals from various disciplines (psychology, social work, licensed mental health counselors, occupational therapy) over a yearlong (full-time) commitment; there are opportunities for both clinical, administrative and research experiences.

Cheyenne VA Medical Center
Cheyenne VA Medical Center

Training sites include community-based rehabilitative programs including residential rehabilitation care, clinical case management, supported employment and education programming, housing and homeless programming, and acute care and crisis intervention programs for individuals struggling with mental illness and/ or substance abuse disorders, or homelessness. Fellows will develop individualized projects with close mentoring from faculty; projects may include program development and/or evaluation in areas such as employment and educational interventions, peer support, VA program evaluations, suicide prevention, and consultation with community partners.

Many opportunities exist for participating in ongoing collaborative research and scholarly writing. Applicants should have a strong interest in community mental health; Fellows will be undertaking innovative outcome-based work and facilitating the transformation of the national VA mental health care system from a traditional, hospital-based system to a community-based system whose focus is partnering with consumers within their natural environments to build their full recovery and community integration.

Our Directors

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.

Chief of Mental Health | Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Associate Professor of Psychiatry | Boston Universty School of Medicine
Director | PSR Advanced Fellowship Program

Professional Interests: Employment and Employment Services and Recovery, Peer Services, Social Support and Community Building Interventions



Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.

Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Psychology Training | Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Associate Director | PSR Advanced Fellowship Program

Professional Interests: Applications of Common Factors Theory, Therapeutic Assessment, Veteran Employment and Recovery, Recovery Model in Mental Health Care

The Fellowship Class of 2022 - 2023


Tyson Buffington

Tyson Buffington, MS

Professional Interests: Developmental Trauma and Suicidality.  My treatment interests and interventions focus on Whole Health and Wellness focusing on functionality.

Randall S. Macey, MSW

Randall S. Macey, MSW

Social Work

Professional Interests: Serious Mental Illness, Military Sexual Trauma/Intimate Partner Violence, Veteran Justice Outreach

Amber H. Miles, Psy.D.

Amber H. Miles, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychology

Professional Interests: Serious Mental Illness, Supporting Underserved Populations & LGBTQ+ Care.

Abigail Self, MSOT, OTR/L

Abigail Self, MSOT, OTR/L

Professional Interests: Recovery through activity; exploring and instilling the importance of meaning and purpose, community participation, and role fulfillment for improved well-being and quality of life; clinical research and advocacy to define occupational therapy’s unique role in mental health treatment and recovery.

Application Information

Application requirements and deadlines vary by discipline. Please contact Cheyenne for more details, and for application materials.

VA Cheynne PSR Fellowship Manual

Charles Drebing, Ph.D.
P: (307) 778-7550, Ext. 7450

Kyle Bewsey, Ph.D.
Associate Director
P:(307) 778-7550, Ext. 4708

2360 East Pershing Blvd. (116A)
Cheyenne VA Healthcare System
Cheyenne, WY 82001


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