Early Psychosis Treatment Service Fellowship

Program Description

The experience includes:

  • Training in structured diagnostic assessments and structured assessments.
  • Conducting a research project.
  • Assessment of patients either in hospital or in the ambulatory clinic.
  • Participation in clinical trials.
  • Family therapy and group therapy.
  • Psychiatric management as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Educational Objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes
At the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to:

  • Conduct a structured diagnostic interview to an acceptable level of reliability.
  • Use a variety of structured assessment instruments to an adequate level of reliability.
  • Be aware of organizational issues that optimize services to the population with the first episode of psychosis.
  • Work clinically in a multi-disciplinary service.
  • Be able to develop and conduct a research project.

Supplementary Information

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Main Location
Foothills Medical Centre

Level of Training
Post-Specialty Psychiatry Training

Length of Fellowship
Twelve months

Funding
An honorarium is available on a competitive basis.  Fellows with a license and qualified to bill Alberta Health Care may bill fee-for-service for up to one day of clinical work per week for patients outside the clinic.

Qualifications
FRCPC or equivalent licensed to practice in Alberta.

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Supervisors
Dr. Thomas Raedler
Drs. Don Addington, David Crockford

Description of Supervision
A lead academic supervisor will be appointed.  Day-to-day supervision will be given by the clinic psychiatrists and will be dependent on the area the fellow is rotating through at the time.

Evaluation Method
Ongoing formal and informal feedback.