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VA Interprofessional Fellowship Program in PSR and Recovery Oriented Services - Durham

Durham Veterans Administration Health Care System

About Our Site

 

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The PSR Fellowship in the Durham VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a clinical training program that focuses on the practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and the treatment of substance use disorders. Fellows complete rotations in three core clinics: the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC), Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM), and the Substance Use Disorders (SUD) Clinic. The clinically-oriented program is intended for individuals seeking to become highly-trained clinicians, and often leaders, in helping health care systems emphasize functional capability, rehabilitation, and recovery. Diversity and cultural competence is considered integral to effective clinical work as well as the training experience more broadly; diversity is emphasized in various ways, including in didactics, clinical supervision, and the opportunity for a fellow to be paired with a diversity mentor. We are located in Durham, N.C., part of the Triangle region also including Raleigh and Chapel Hill. This is a vibrant, diverse, growing metropolitan region surrounded by natural beauty. The area boasts top-of-the-line music and theatre scenes, high-level sports, plentiful gardens, parks, and performance venues, as well as a thriving academic and research community (e.g., Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, N.C. Central) with abundant employment opportunities.

Our Directors

 

Julie C. McCormick, LCSW

Julie C. McCormick, LCSW

Division Chief, Outpatient MH | Durham VA Health Care System

Professional Interests: Recovery-driven treatment and rehabilitation for individuals with serious mental illnesses, leadership and system design, interprofessional team development.

J. Murray McNiel, Ph.D.

J. Murray McNiel, Ph.D.

Psychologist | Durham VA
Assistant Professor | Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Interests: Substance use disorder treatment and tobacco cessation, including for individuals with co-occurring disorders.

The Fellowship Alums

 

Modupe Edogun, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Modupe Edogun, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Fellowship Class of 2022 - 2023

Professional Interests: Incorporating nature into the therapeutic process, substance use disorders, restorative justice and reconciliation, psychosocial rehabilitation. Treatment Modalities: Ecotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Group Therapy.

Hannah Kanthak, MAOT, OTR/L

Hannah Kanthak, MAOT, OTR/L

Fellowship Class of 2021 - 2022

Professional Interests: Health maintenance and promotion interventions (e.g. movement, sleep, and health literacy), using a neuroscience approach to address trauma and chronic pain, and incorporating creative activities to promote recovery.

Kelsey Ludwig, Ph.D.

Kelsey Ludwig, Ph.D.

Fellowship Class of 2021 - 2022

Professional Interests: Lived experience of loneliness in psychosis, psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia, including digital interventions to alleviate social isolation, exercise interventions to improve physical health, mindfulness based strategies to improve quality of life, as well as compassion-focused treatments, recovery-oriented psychotherapy, and person-centered approaches to mental health care.

Danyelle Smith, MSW, LCSWA

Danyelle Smith, MSW, LCSWA

Fellowship Class of 2022 - 2023

Professional Interests: Social justice advocacy, equity, inclusion, wellness-centered political advocacy, creative expression therapy, art therapy for wellness and trauma healing, storytelling, BIPOC & women’s needs with a focus on Black Veterans needs, inner child healing, intersectionality, generational trauma, systemic oppression as a public health issue, community building, mental health service utilization among diverse populations, and diversity & representation among the VA service providers.

Kaylee P. Richmond, MA, PhD

Fellowship Class of 2022 - 2023

Professional Interests: Clinically, I am interested in working with veterans with complex and co-morbid presentations (PTSD/SMI, SUD/SMI). I enjoy working on interdisciplinary teams as I believe it allows for the best quality care for veterans. My research interests include primary prevention of sexual trauma.

Additional Information

For more information on application process and deadlines, training opportunities:
Durham VA Fellowship Announcement

 


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