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Rotations | Fellowship | Research | Subspecialties
The program covers all of the theoretical approaches and treatment modalities including psychodynamic individual adult, child and adolescent therapy, as well as group, family, behavioral, psychopharmacological and hospital consultation-liaison psychiatry. We provide a supportive atmosphere for residents, encouraging the development of psychotherapy skills and their practical applications. We also prepare residents for the practice of psychiatry in a managed care environment. Our focus on practical applications of psychotherapy principles includes an extensive discussion of dynamic psychotherapy during the last two years of training
Individual clinical supervision remains the cornerstone of the educational program. Clinical faculty work closely with residents on the inpatient units. During the outpatient rotations, each residents has two individual supervisors and four or more sessions of group supervision each week. Additional guidance for special projects is arranged as needed.
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The one-year ACGME accredited Geriatric Fellowship endeavors to create an educational environment to train competent and caring practicioners of geriatric psychiatry, and to promote mental health care in Philadelphia by way of improved practicioners, care systems, and systems interactions. The fellowship rotations include Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry, Nursing Home Consultation, General Hospital Consultation, Group Therapy, Research, and the Long Term Structured Residence, a unit that cares for patients who are chronically and persistently mentally ill. Fellows gain experience in diagnosis, medication use, and behavioral techniques that address the needs of the geriatric population.
The critical reading of scientific articles, research methodologies and statistical techniques are presented in a series of seminars throughout training.
Residents are encouraged to participate in the hospital's highly active clinical trials research program. This program has conducted over 40 CNS clinical trials in the past ten years. The project team members are highly experienced clinical researchers who have taken a leading role in the testing of new compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, depression and anorexia nervosa. A statistician is available on site to assist with research design and analysis of data. Residents are encouraged and supported in preparing posters for regional and national presentations, and a number of residents have been awarded prizes for their work.
Advanced residents participate in subspecialty rotations and seminars in psychodynamic psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, cultural issues in psychiatry and research.
Electives offered at Einstein Medical Center and Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment campuses include advanced administration of electroconvulsive therapy, an eating disorders unit, and a child psychiatry unit. A variety of off-campus electives are also available.