Psychotherapy

Residents are either assigned or may select a tutor on an annual basis for psychotherapy training. Residents begin psychotherapy training in the PGY-2 year and continue for a minimum of two years. Senior residents are encouraged to continue in supervised psychotherapy. Training in family therapy and/or group therapy, also as a supervised experience, is mandatory and may be provided at several levels of training. Training in cognitive behavioral therapy is mandatory and is provided for eight months in the PGY-2 year. There are additional opportunities for training in interpersonal, mindfulness, and couples therapies.

Seminars related to psychotherapy are provided in each training year, commensurate with level of training, eg. introductory courses in the PGY-1 year, Dialogues in Psychotherapy and Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Psychiatry in PGY-2, etc.