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ADDICTIONS PSYCHIATRY PATHWAY
Unique opportunities exist for those residents wanting increased knowledge and skills in working with dual disorder or other types of patients with substance related problems. As a result of pursuing this track, you may become a general psychiatrist with special skills in dealing with these more difficult patients, or a more specialized addictions fellow and psychiatrist. There is a national shortage of addiction psychiatrists, and they are needed as clinicians, administrators, and researchers. The Division of Addictions within the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry is one of the most successful in the country, with multiple opportunities in clinical practice and research.
By joining the Addictions Psychiatry Pathway you get:
The Addictions Psychiatry pathway includes specialized training in motivational interviewing, dual disorders treatment, addictions medications such as naltrexone and methadone, and behavioral interventions. The track offers onsite as well as offsite/community clinical and research options. For further information contact:
Richard K. Ries, M.D.
Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.
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