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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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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:

  1. An Addictions Psychiatry faculty preceptor,
  2. A bimonthly dinner (we buy) seminar which acquaints you with faculty, other residents, projects, and other opportunities,
  3. Yearly supported attendance at the Washington Society of Addiction Medicine Conference and consideration for support for attendance at one national meeting during the residency,
  4. Special opportunities with clinical rotations and research,
  5. Optional preparation of an Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship.

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.
(206)341-4216
rries@u.washington.edu

or

Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.
(206)764-2782
andrew.saxon@med.va.gov

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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356560
Seattle, WA 98195-6560
206-543-6577
email: psychres@u.washington.edu