PGY-5

Psychotherapy Training

Clinical psychotherapy training is included in core rotations with dedicated time of one-half day per week.  Training begins with four months of skill building sessions with psychiatrists and psychologists specially trained in psychotherapy.  Following this, residents will be supervised in four different modalities:

Family Therapy supervision occurs during the Child and Adolescent rotation.
Group Therapy occurs during the Consultation Liaison and Psychogeriatric rotations.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is generally tied to the Outpatient rotation.

Residents are expected to participate in psychodynamic training for a minimum of one year.  Electives in any of the above-listed modalities and additional training in Interpersonal Therapy are available.  A dedicated Postgraduate Director for psychotherapy training, Dr. Kathleen Pierson, oversees all aspects of psychotherapy training in residency.

During the formal seminar series, three months are devoted to the teaching of the psychotherapies.  In addition to the required psychotherapy supervision, residents can choose to train more intensively in psychotherapy.

PGY-5