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PGY 3

Dynamic Theory & Technique: lecture format on the process of psychotherapy, evaluation, diagnostic assessment, indications, beginning phase, mid-phase and termination of treatment. Aspects of the therapeutic relationship, transference, interpretation, and other aspects of technique are discussed.

Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction: normal developmental and physiological aspects of human sexuality. Interview and sexual history taking are presented through lecture and group exercise. Various aspects of sexual dysfunction and therapeutic interventions are introduced. Advanced level courses are given in subsequent years of training.

Family Therapy Clinical Seminar: advanced seminar in the clinical setting. Residents observe and actively participate as co-therapist with the instructor in ongoing family therapy sessions, Discussions, supervision and readings are also provided.

Clinical Issues Seminar: weekly, yearlong seminars covering a variety of clinical issues, treatment approaches (somatic and psychodynamic), and other areas of special interest.

Outpatient Case Conference: residents alternate presenting new cases. Issues of differential diagnosis, treatment plan, family/marital issues, sociocultural issues and countertransference aspects are discussed.

Psychodynamic Clinical Case: case presentations are analyzed to sharpen the residents’ skills in making Psychodynamic formulations and identifying and handling various issues of ongoing dynamic therapy, including combined use of medication with psychotherapy. This course is the clinical parallel to the theoretical course in the previous year.

Group Psychotherapy: yearlong seminar covers both theory and technique. Process group, readings, class discussions and participation as co-therapist in an ongoing, patient group are provided.

Representative course: may changes as revisions occur.

Psychopharmacology Case Conference: a two-year course providing an in depth familiarity with clinical issues in the use of various medications.


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