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Combined Lectures

Chair's Case Conference, Cultural Awareness, Family Therapy, History of Psychiatry, Journal Club, Medical Care of the Psychiatric Patient (Advanced), Motivational Interviewing, Neuropsychiatry, PRITE Review Classes, Sleep Disorders

Psychotherapy Teaching

  • Psychotherapy training is a core component of the training mission. Our curriculum unfolds over the four years of training.
  • Foundations are established starting in the PGY-1 year, with graduated classroom didactics to build knowledge and skills in short- and long-term psychodynamic, cognitive/behavioral, group, family and supportive therapies.
  • Integral to psychotherapy training are individual supervision experiences and senior psychotherapy conferences offered by an award-winning senior faculty member.
  • Among the many goals of the Psychotherapy Consult Clinic are to teach residents how to:
    • Gather data necessary to make a psychotherapy prescription
    • Work collaboratively in the care of patients with non-physician therapists who may be conducting psychotherapy with patients.

Longer-Term Psychotherapy Training

  • In Rochester Psychiatric Center’s inpatient units, longer-term psychotherapies are typically a part of treatment and rehabilitation plans.
    • Residents begin with two long-term ambulatory psychodynamic cases in the PGY-2 year.
    • Clinic caseloads in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 include many patients receiving various forms of psychotherapy (e.g., psychodynamic, supportive, brief, cognitive-behavioral) as part of the treatment plans.
    • At least two long-term psychodynamic cases are to be maintained between PGY-2 and PGY-4.
    • One psychotherapy supervisor is assigned in the PGY-2 and PGY-3 year. PGY-4 residents are given the option of having an additional supervisor. Third-year residents receive group supervision of child cases from a senior member of the child faculty.

Family Therapy

  • Family therapy supervision occurs in the context of the seminar and practicum in the PGY-3 year.  Additional psychotherapy supervision occurs with the resident’s preceptor and with service-based attendings.
  • Certification in family therapies and group therapies is possible through elective course work.