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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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V. DIDACTICS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR PGY-2 DIDACTICS

Goal:  The overall goals of the PGY-2 didactics are to provide core knowledge of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of DSM IV disorders; an introduction to principles and methods common to different forms of psychotherapy; an introduction to supportive therapy and motivational interviewing; an overview of psychodynamic case formulation; education in emergency psychiatry; and a survey of consultation-liaison psychiatry. These topics are intended to complement the PGY-2 resident's clinical rotations in inpatient, consultation-liaison, and emergency psychiatry, and to provide knowledge and skills needed as he or she begins continuity clinic and seeing patients for psychotherapy.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the PGY-2 didactics year, residents are expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Discuss common factors in psychotherapy and principles of supportive therapy and motivational interviewing
  • Use knowledge of psychiatric disorders, emergency psychiatry, and consultation- liaison psychiatry to provide the best possible patient care

2. Medical Knowledge

  • Display knowledge of the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of psychiatric disorders; of emergency and consultation liaison psychiatry; of common factors in psychotherapies; of principles of supportive therapy and motivational interviewing; and of basic psychodynamic theory

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Use feedback given as part of motivational interviewing training to improve skills

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Display an understanding of communication skills important in psychotherapy

5. Professionalism

  • Understand issues of professionalism related to beginning outpatient practice, such as boundaries

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Display an understanding of systems and legal issues involved in providing consultation to medical and surgical patients and clinical services
  • Display an understanding of legal and systems issues and community resources involved in emergency psychiatry

7. Educational Attitudes

  • Achieve expected attendance at didactics
  • Maintain a respectful attitude towards instructors, display eagerness to learn and participation in didactics sessions, and provide constructive feedback to help improve didactics

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