Supervisor Tamara L. Wall, Ph.D. & Mathew J. Worley, Ph.D.
Facility Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program (ADTP)
Address Psychology Service 116B, V.A.San Diego Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego CA. 92161
Phone 858-552-8585 x2485 and 858-642-1558 (Worley)
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Placement Type V.A. Hospital residential and outpatient
Patient Type Primarily male veterans aged 20-70 with substance use disorders (SUDs). Most have other Axis I diagnoses, such as mood disorders, PTSD, etc. 
Experience Type

Evidence-based group and individual therapy using motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and skills training (e.g., stress management) for patients in 28-day residential program or outpatients. Individual intakes with brief assessments and treatment planning. Additional opportunities tailored to trainee interests including integrated therapy for SUD and comorbidity or contingency management training. Participation in weekly SUD seminar with VA SUD supervisors and outside speakers involving case consultation, didactics, professional development, and case presentations.

Number Of Students 1
Experience Necessary Students at all levels will be accommodated. Previous group experience is not necessary, but groups are the primary treatment modality in the clinic, so trainee should be willing to lead groups. 
Time Commitment 10 hours including direct service, supervision and seminar time
Practicum Length Full Year
Start Date 7/1/2019
Limiting Factors Primary supervisor is 50% VA; practicum available Tues. 8:00 – 4:30, Wed. 8:00 – 4:30, Thurs. 8:00-12:00, and Friday 1:30-2:30
Other Issues Clinical activities are flexible and tailored to interests. Practicum will include opportunities to work alongside psychology interns and/or postdoctoral fellows. 
Description Revised 2/25/2019