Residential substance treatment
cases at the Center for Dependence, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR), a
premier residential substance treatment program that attracts patients from
around the world. Through this experience, fellows hone their skills and
knowledge in assessment, psychotherapy (group and individual),
psychopharmacology, 12-step and overall management of patients with addiction.
cases presenting in the Denver Health and Hospital Authority methadone clinic.
Through this experience, fellows become fully competent in the assessment and
treatment of opioid use disorder with methadone.
Outpatient substance treatment
care in the Denver Health outpatient substance treatment programs. Through this
experience, fellows provide care in the intensive outpatient program and the
buprenoprhine clinic. Fellows gain experience in outpatient evaluation,
psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy of addictions.
Adolescent substance treatment
and treat adolescents in the Denver Health outpatient substance treatment
program. Through this experience, fellows develop competence in motivational
interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, contingency management and
pharmacotherapy of adolescent substance use disorders.
didactic and journal club on Wednesday afternoons. Through this experience,
fellows develop a broad fund of knowledge needed to care for patient and excel
on the board certification exam. The didactic includes the coursework required
to receive a buprenorphine waiver.
Friday afternoons on their scholarly project. The University of Colorado
Division of Substance Dependence is internationally recognized for its research
expertise in adolescents, genetics, HIV prevention, neuroimaging and treatment.
Fellows are paired with a mentor who is an expert in their field. The projects
are presented at a Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds at the end of the
fellowship can be tailored to trainees’ interests and career plans. Fellows are
required to pick at least one 6-month elective. Current electives opportunities
Inpatient consult service
work on the inpatient wards and the medical intensive care unit at Denver
Health to manage complex medical cases
of addiction and withdrawal.
Psychiatric emergency department
Health is widely recognized for its Level I trauma center. The Denver Health
emergency department has over 7,000 annual patient encounters. Fellows work
with emergency medicine experts to manage complex medical cases with
co-occurring substance-related disorders.
CARES is one of the first social detoxification centers and serves as a
national model. During this rotation, fellows evaluate and treat patients who
are undergoing the involuntary commitment and petition process. Fellows gain valuable
experience with systems of care, including the court system.
Denver Correctional Care
evaluate and manage patients who have substance-related disorders and who are
incarcerated. Fellows gain valuable expertise in forensic aspects of addiction
University of Colorado pain clinic
gain valuable experience in managing patients with co-occurring pain and