VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research & Treatment

Nov 9,2017 | Consortium_staff Fellowships

Application due date: December 21, 2017
Location: Palo Alto, CA

The National Center for PTSD Dissemination and Training (NCPTSD D&T) invites applications for a two-year fellowship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care system. The program is a mentorship-based experience where fellows work with a primary and secondary mentor on ongoing and/or independent research projects, publish and present findings, and prepare applications to funding agencies for research support. Fellows devote the majority of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care.

The overarching goals in the NCPTSD D&T program are for fellows to develop the full range of skills required for independent functioning as a psychologist, and the skills required to function effectively as a psychologist in a high priority area of health care for Veterans (e.g. PTSD). Fellows are expected to demonstrate, by the end of their tenure (2 years), competence in the following areas: clinical assessment, diagnosis, and intervention; consultation, supervision, and teaching; scholarly inquiry; organization, administration, management, and program evaluation; professional, ethical, and legal issues; and cultural and individual diversity.

The start date of this fellowship is in September 2018.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have obtained a doctorate from an APA-accredited program in clinical or counseling psychology and completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical or counseling psychology. Social Work or Nursing applicants must have a doctorate from an accredited program and have appropriate clinical training. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The deadline to submit applications is December 21, 2017. Applicants should send a personal statement, CV, and work sample to the Fellowship Program Manager, Chetali Gupta, at Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted directly to the Fellowship Program Manager by the letter writers from their institutional email address with the applicant’s name indicated on the subject line.

For more information, visit the fellowship webpage.