In addition to structured didactic experiences while on the various psychiatry inpatient rotations, psychiatry seminars in the fourth year include the following:
Multiperspective Case Conference
R. Moline, MD and Faculty
Course focuses on the inevitability of combined modalities in treating mental disorders. Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and psychopharmacological therapies are discussed as complementary treatment modalities. Emphasis is on successful integrative strategies.
Neuropsychiatry of Psychotherapy
G. Baslet, MD
Focuses on growing evidence regarding neurological brain changes that occur as a consequence of psychotherapeutic treatments. The seminar facilitates trainees ability to link basic neuroscience with psychotherapeutic theory.
A. Carlson, PhD
Topics related to managed care and its impact on mental health care systems and patient treatment will be discussed in depth. Residents learn the best methods of constructive engagement and maximal utilization of resources in order to meet the mental health care needs of patients.
M. Schrift, DO
Course develops resident's knowledge base regarding the history and current applications of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Residents will learn how to identify patients who are likely to benefit from ECT, the pre-ECT assessment, the technique of ECT, the side-effects, and the use of medications during ECT.
M. Flynn, PhD
Therapeutic application of hypnosis as a treatment is reviewed. Theoretical knowledge and clinical practicum are provided for residents to gain competency in the utilization of hypnosis as a treatment modality.
H. Solari, MD
A case-based seminar series that expands upon previously mastered psychopharmacology skills. Residents present current cases focusing on a medication-related issue and facilitate the discussion with a current literature review and summarization.
U. N. Durai, MD
This seminar provides an overview of the psychology, epidemiology, psychopathology, and psychobiology of the elderly patient and will include a discussion of treatment issues in this age group.
Special Topics in Psychiatry
Ron Moline, MD
Residents focus on the theoretical understanding of severe personality disorders and the psychotherapeutic approach to treating this population. Readings are assigned in the areas of ego psychology, self psychology, and object relations. Psychotherapy techniques and management are demonstrated from case material presented by the residents and a senior attending psychiatrist.
Michael Schrift, DO
This course focuses on the clinical and pathological aspects of neural processes associated with cognition, emotion, and behavior. The diagnosis and treatment of focal neurobehavioral syndromes, major neuropsychiatric syndromes, neurological conditions with cognitive, emotional, behavioral features, and comorbid neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions will be reviewed.