Psychotherapy Track

General Psychiatry Residency | Subspecialty Training

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Psychotherapy Track

The University of Psychiatry Residency Program offers comprehensive, longitudinal training in various psychotherapy modalities. Our psychotherapy curriculum is among the most robust in the region.

Residents in the PGY-3 and 4 years can choose to focus on additional psychotherapy training through the psychotherapy track. Residents in the psychotherapy track can train and receive mentorship in multiple forms of therapy including group and family therapy. They also receive additional training in CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy. Additional mentorship and fellowship opportunities are available through the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute.

PGY-3
Psychotherapy track residents have 3 hours of dynamic psychotherapy, 3 hours of cognitive behavioral therapy and 2 hours of child therapy each week. They receive 3 hours of supervision weekly ( 1 hour in each modality). In PGY-3 year, all residents attend didactic lectures on cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and family therapy.

PGY-4
Psychotherapy track residents also complete at least 3 hours of therapy in any modality during their PGY-4 year as well as supervision. PGY-4 residents also have elective time to train in additional therapy modalities, to become a therapy supervisor, and gain additional therapy experience through several intensive outpatient programs.

 

Krishanu Chatterjee MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine - Arizona
  • Undergraduate
    University of Chicago
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Psychodynamic therapy, child, ethics of psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Long walks, tending to my fish, political podcasts

  • Hometown
    Grayslake, IL
Krishanu Chatterjee

Jonathan J. Silva MD

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of Illinois College of Medicine - Rockford
  • Undergraduate
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Integrative Biology
  • Graduate School
    Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S. Biology
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Addiction Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Spending time with family, brunch with friends, oil painting, fishing, video games. 

  • Hometown
    Aurora, IL

Chad Stephens MD

  • Chief Resident, Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Undergraduate
    University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
  • Psychiatry Interests

    med/psych, emergency psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychiatric care during pregnancy and the peripartum period, LGBTQA+ health, medical education

  • Psychiatry Interests

    cooking, reading, healthcare advocacy, the Spanish language

  • Hometown
    Sellersburg, IN
Chad Stephens

Christopher J. Trennepohl MD, MPH

  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY3
  • Medical School
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Graduate School
    UNC Gillings School of Public Health
  • Undergraduate
    Davidson College
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Public psychiatry, severe mental illness, dual diagnosis

  • Personal Interests

    Horror movies, Pokemon, fitness.

  • Hometown
    Monticello, IN

Victor Valencia MD

  • Chief Resident, Education
  • Psychiatry Resident - PGY4
  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate
    Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Psychiatry Interests

    Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Consult & Liaison Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

  • Personal Interests

    Museums, Theater, Biking, Weight & Power Lifting, Fitness, Gymnastics, Long Walks, Movies, Video Games, Anime, Drawing 

  • Hometown
    Mokena, IL