Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina, offers two one-year clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowships in the Couples and Family Clinic (CFC). One fellowship emphasizes couples therapy and the other emphasizes family and child therapy. Both fellowships provide advanced training that will enable fellows to function effectively in these areas.
Our post-doctoral fellows will gain expertise in treating families and couples experiencing a wide range of relationship issues, including relationship distress, family dysfunction, and child behavioral problems. Mental health comorbidities (including depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, and personality disorders) and physical health concerns (e.g., chronic pain) are common in this population. Our geographic location also allows our fellows the opportunity to work with couples and families in a wide range of racial, ethnic, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds.
During the year, fellows will rotate through several inter-professional clinics for two six-month periods. These clinics include the substance abuse treatment clinic, the posttraumatic stress disorder treatment clinic, the pain management team and the primary care mental health integration team. Post-docs will also gain extensive experience in providing treatment to rural Veterans and families via both home- and community-based telemental health.
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Psychology Fellowship - Charleston