PGY-4 Didactics

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PGY-4 Didactics

While on service there is a half-day per week of protected time dedicated to didactics. PGY-1 residents have didactics on Tuesday afternoon and PGY-2,3, and 4 residents have didactics on Thursday afternoon. To see the full listing of didactics on all levels, see Didactics.

A case-based seminar series that expands upon previously mastered psychopharmacology skills. Residents present current cases that focus on a medication-related issue and facilitate discussion of treatment issues in the type of case being discussed.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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This course is provided to PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents and covers the basics of maintaining a clinical practice, including contracts, malpractice, and legal topics.

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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.

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This seminar series leads residents through an overview of changes in the healthcare landscape and economic conditions driving these changes.