Sample Schedule of Seminars

1st Quarter:

Monday
  • Consultation and Liaison
  • Psychodynamics and Formulation
  • PRITE Review
Thursday
  • Child Development
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
2nd Quarter:

Monday
  • Consultation and Liaison
  • Reading Scientific Literature
  • Diagnosis/Formulation
Thursday
  • Family Therapy
  • Child Law and Ethics
  • Child PRITE Review
3rd Quarter

Monday
  • Consultation and Liaison
  • Psychotherapies
  • Chemical Dependency in Adolescents
Thursday
  • Trauma
  • Cost Effective Treatment
4th Quarter

Monday
  • Consultation and Liaison
  • Child Boards Preparation
Thursday
  • Advanced Family Therapy
  • Current Literature

Didactics

Didactic seminars are designed to teach the foundations and most current understandings of psychiatry from a balanced and eclectic biopsychosocial model. However, wherever possible evidence-based approaches are emphasized. Seminars generally occupy two mornings a week and cover the areas recommended by the ACGME plus other areas of special interest to the fellows.

Didactic seminars include: interviewing; infant/child/adolescent development and psychopathology; genetics; epidemiology; psychodynamics; learning theory; statistics; reading the scientific literature; psychopharmacology; and a variety of specific individual, family, and group therapies. A special interdisciplinary seminar in child abuse and neglect meets weekly during the school year for first-year fellows. One of the few nationally sponsored programs of its kind, it involves work with numerous community groups and a mock trial. In addition, bimonthly departmental grand rounds in general psychology and professional rounds in child psychiatry add to fellows' learning experiences. Rounds and training experiences are available in neurology, pediatrics, and other departments.


Each fellow has a minimum of two hours of individual therapy supervision a week as well as many hours of ongoing, supervised patient management, and serves as a co-therapist in family and group psychotherapy. Ongoing, live-supervision in clinics involves the in-room presence of faculty and use of one-way mirrors. All fellows are encouraged to maintain psychotherapy cases throughout the two years (individual (both short- and long-term); family and group), and to have continuous experiences in other modalities of care.


Resident/Fellow Journal Club

The Resident/Fellow Journal Club meets once per month year round. Examples of topics are:

1. Chemical Dependency
2. Different aspects of psychotherapy
3. Biological treatments of mental disorders
4. Biological markers/abnormalities  in mental disorders and clinical implications

Professional Grand Rounds Sample Schedule

1. Speech-Language Disorders in Children
2. TRC and the ADC
3. Raising Your Child The Wrong Sex, or What Makes a Girl a Girl or a Boy a Boy
4. The Effects of Substance Use on Adolescent Brain Development
5. Healthy "Tweeners" Getting the Pre-Adolescent to Eat Right!

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