A Psychology postdoctoral fellowship program in integrated HIV and hepatitis C clinical care: Rationale, progress, and future directions

Maggie Chartier, Rebecca K. Blais, Tara Steinberg, Stephanie Catella, Erin Dehon, David Ross, Robert A. Zeiss

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Abstract

Individuals with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C virus (HCV) often present with complex mental health (MH) and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment needs. Evidence shows that providing MH and SUD services in integrated care settings results in improved medical treatment outcomes and disease management for these populations. Given the importance of addressing the MH and SUD needs of veterans seeking care at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities for HIV and HCV, the Office of Public Health is collaborating with VHA's Office of Academic Affiliations to support a clinical psychology postdoctoral training program with this emphasis. Through a discussion of fellowship competencies, structure, and implementation, this article highlights the unique contribution that a psychology postdoctoral training program with a focus on these populations provides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalTraining and Education in Professional Psychology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV
  • Integrated care
  • Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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