Cleveland DVAMC PTSD Fellowship

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Cleveland is among the largest Medical Centers in the country and the Parma Outpatient Clinic is a brand new facility with a large mental health department. The PTSD Fellowship is split between these two sites. A full description of the Fellowship is available at the Cleveland VA website under Psychology Service Training. This page describes only the one day per week option to engage in acceptance-based (ACT and DBT) approaches during the training year.

Fellows are co-therapists in an ACT psychotherapy group for men who have experienced sexual trauma and also are team members in a full DBT program. They can employ ACT individually with a wide range of clients at all stages of PTSD recovery. Fellows would have the opportunity to design and implement any specialty group intervention of interest. There would be an additional option of engaging in an introductory transdiagnostic ACT group.

Regarding the acceptance-based work, Fellows would receive a full year of weekly supervision with an experienced ACT provider (who has been a consultant with the VA ACT roll-out since its inception, was trained in DBT by Marsha Linehan, and trained in PE ). Multiple ACT- and DBT-trained providers are part of the clinical milieu.

Regarding the ACT and DBT training options, contact:

Kevan McCutcheon, Ph.D.

(216) 739-7000 ext. 2316

Kevan.McCutcheon@Va.Gov