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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Substance use disorders are among today’s greatest public health problems. Access to treatment is limited for many patients. Few subspecialties will be in greater demand than addictions psychiatry. Inaugurated in July 2000, our Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program features an enriching educational experience that each year provides five fellows the opportunity to become certified in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the UT Southwestern Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers abundant opportunities for fellows to develop as an addiction psychiatrist, including collaborative learning opportunities with distinguished faculty in emergency medicine, family practice and other specialties.

Clinical Opportunities

With a variety of clinical opportunities available in the Dallas area, the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers an eclectic array of options. Service rotations include inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, and community psychiatry in private, public, and Veterans Administration settings.

Diverse Experience

Experiences include adult, adolescent, and family approaches to treatment. Fellows benefit from didactic seminars and close, one-on-one supervision with key faculty.

Rotations Available

  • Methadone/buprenorphine outpatient clinics
  • Consultation-liaison
  • Specialized pain clinic for patients with addictions
  • Addiction treatment for women, including adolescent and pregnant patients
  • Partial hospital program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Addiction research