An important mission of the Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder is to train health providers to deliver research-proven treatments for bipolar disorder. Through our training efforts we positively impact the quality of care received by people with bipolar disorder well beyond the Front Range of Colorado.

Staff Opportunities

The Sutherland Center is currently seeking a part-time therapist to provide evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals and families with bipolar disorder. The official job posting can be seen here. Applications received by Monday, August 3rd 2015, will be given fullest consideration.

Graduate Student Training

The Sutherland Center team includes 3-4 graduate student therapists who are closely supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist. To date, all graduate student therapists have been advanced doctoral students in the clinical psychology program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Student therapists receive specialized training in treating bipolar disorders, conduct assessments, co-lead the ABC’s skills training group, and provide individual and family therapy. Therapists make a 1-year commitment, but many work for the Center for 2-3 years. As of summer 2015 we have trained 30 graduate student therapists who have scattered across the country and the ocean to bring their specialty training to other communities.

Professional Training

Dr. Alisha Brosse, Director of the Sutherland Center, has provided professional trainings for staff at Wardenburg Health Services, The Naropa University Counseling Center, and Mental Health Partners of Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

 

For more information about training opportunities, please email rdscenter@colorado.edu or call 303/492-5680.