Residents spend two half days per week two resident continuity clinics at UIC. Residents see patients in one of the four "core" clinics for two years - either psychosis, women's mental health, neuropsychiatry, or mood/anxiety. They may also spend one year rotating in recovery/substance abuse clinic, bipolar clinic, gender affirming clinic, or women's resiliency clinic. Each clinic has dedicated group supervision time for reviewing complex cases, journal articles, or directed readings.
Anchor Point Clinic is a half-day clinic that operates on Monday afternoons with two supervising attendings. Residents will be exposed to a spectrum of psychotic disorders from classic schizophrenia to more diagnostically complex cases including those complicated by catatonia. Residents will attain advanced training in medication management involving long acting injectables, clozapine, typical/atypical antipsychotics, and various augmentation strategies. Residents will also gain a greater understanding of the behavioral and psychosocial management that coincides with pharmacologic treatment of this particular patient population.
Women’s Mental Health Clinic with Dr. Danijela Stojanac, where residents have an opportunity to treat a variety of mental health problems related to hormonal changes, associated with the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause transition as well as hormonal treatments while understanding the influence of sex and gender on the expression of major psychiatric illnesses and developing appreciation of the influence of gender roles on psychopathology. Residents will receive training in pharmacotherapy for pregnant and breastfeeding women, perinatal loss, substance abuse in perinatal women, trauma based disorders and the impact of maternal mental illness on the developing fetus and infant.
The Neuropsychiatry Clinic specializes in the evaluation and management of a wide range of psychiatric difficulties and co-existing neurological conditions including: demyelinating diseases, encephalitis, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, seizures, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. Such conditions may be associated with psychological or behavioral symptoms such as aggression, mania, anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, psychosis, depression and self-injurious behaviors. We offer consultative and collaborative services to neurology and neurosurgery services.
In the Mood and Anxiety Clinic (MAC) we see patients with a wide variety of mood and anxiety disorders (MDD, Bipolar disorder, persistent depressive disorder, GAD, panic disorder, social phobia, OCD,) as well as patients with ADHD and insomnia. We have weekly supervision where we present an interesting case and a related paper on a rotating basis. Residents will gain familiarity with the psychopharmacology of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics. They will also gain mastery of managing treatment-resistant patients and familiarize themselves with augmentation strategies (lithium, thyroid, atypical antipsychotics, stimulants).
The bipolar clinic: we will focus on evidence-based pharmacological management for symptoms of bipolar disorders, which are broken down by the disease phase (acute versus maintenance) and by the polarity (mania versus depression). Each medication (antipsychotic, mood stabilizers, antidepressant, etc.) is not only individually examined for its use in bipolar disorder in this 2-by-2 (phase-by-polarity) context, but the corresponding landmark studies to support such evidence-based prescribing are further distributed and discussed.
The Gender-Affirmative Clinic at UIC Psychiatry is an outpatient psychiatric clinic dedicated to the quality care of patients who identify as trans, non-binary, or otherwise gender non-conforming. Our aim is to provide comprehensive psychiatric care for mental health concerns both related and unrelated to individuals' gender identity. Providers will have specialized clinical interest and training in working with trans/NB/GNC patients, and are dedicated to ensuring a safe and supportive space to facilitate their care.
In the Recovery Clinic, we specialize in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUD) as well as substance use disorders co-occurring with mental illness. It is supervised by Dr. Holden, and typically staffed by addiction psychiatry fellow(s) and interested advanced psychiatry residents. Typically 1-3 psychology interns also work in the clinic and see patients for CBT-based treatment for SUD, supervised by Dr. Stephanie Gorka. The clinic meets as a group weekly to review cases, present papers, and discuss other topics that emerge from the clinical material. There is monthly pizza, including a vegetarian option.
Women’s Resiliency Clinic is a collaborative clinic between MAC and Women’s Mental Health. Our clinical work is focused on traumas that are specific to women such as intimate partner violence and sexual assault. This clinic is being created to improve UIC’s excellence in treating women who are experiencing/have experienced such traumas.