Supervisor(s): Jennifer Kasey, Psy.D.
Location: Nashville VAMC 1310 24th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical or Research Rotation: Clinical
Number of Positions Available: 1
Anticipated Number of Face-to-Face Clinical Hours per Week: 3 to 5
Description: The General Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic provides care to veterans who present with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, partner- relational concerns, grief and loss, adjustment, etc... The population served within this rotation is diverse in age, race, ethnicity, ability, educational background, and socioeconomic status. Veterans in this clinic also tend to have a variety of military service and life experiences.
This rotation consists of diagnostic interviewing, making appropriate treatment recommendations, conducting individual therapy, and developing treatment plans. Couples and group therapy may also be available. The specific breakdown of these activities can be tailored to the needs of the intern. Treatment modalities utilized may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, and Interpersonal Therapy.
Competency Goals: This is an opportunity to improve diagnostic and interviewing skills, enhance therapy skills for a variety of mental health related issues, treat varying degrees of trauma related disorders, and learn about common issues that veterans face following military service as civilians..
Prerequisites: Experience providing therapy with adults preferred.
Contact Information: Please contact Dr. Kasey at Jennifer.Kasey@va.gov or 615-873-8277.