Final-year full-time MSW student Megan Key was recently accepted to into the 2011-12 Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services for veterans with serious mental illness. This was a competitive application process and she is the only social worker accepted this year.
The Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation. Individualized, mentored clinical and research training is combined with a state-of-the-art curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. Fellows will work with veterans with serious mental illness, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, and other psychoses. Fellows will have clinical experiences in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, the Mental Health Intensive Case Management program (an Assertive Community Treatment model program), the Supported Employment Program, and an elective experienced based on individual interests.
Key begins her fellowship this fall.