Psychotherapy Didactic Sequence

PGY-1: Residents meet weekly with senior psychotherapy teaching faculty to review basic concepts in psychotherapy theory and practice. Supportive psychotherapy and psychotherapy combined with psychopharmacology are emphasized as they are particularly applicable to the clinical demands and experiences of the first year of psychiatry residency.

PGY-2: Residents have a yearlong seminar with two senior psychotherapists who teach and facilitate a systematic and comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on psychodynamic psychotherapy principles and application. The texts used in that course are Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Glen Gabbard.

PGY-3: Seminars include a half year series of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as seminars on brief psychotherapy, the different schools of psychodynamic therapies, and the history of psychoanalysis.

PGY-4: The yearlong psychotherapy course focuses on advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy with an emphasis on self-psychology and relational theory. The format of this course is a combination of seminars on theory and resident presentations of clinical material.