Schedule: PGY1 Curriculum
(* identifies activities that occur year round)
INITIAL PSYCHIATRIC INTERVIEW: INCLUDING HISTORY TAKING, MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION, CASE PRESENTATION & BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FORMULATION
This course is designed to introduce the PGY 1- Residents to Psychiatric interviewing and also serve as a review for PGY11-1V residents. The course covers a variety of topics; the patient/doctor relationship, history taking, the mental status examination. The Best Clinical Practice Guidelines provides the educational framework.
ASSESSING SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND DETOXIFICATION PROTOCOLS
Serves as an introduction for the PGY1 Residents and a Review for the PGY 11-IV. This course provides an overview regarding identification and treatment of acute and chronic substance-use disorders; recognition and management of withdrawal symptoms are taught. Psychiatric co-morbidity and long-term treatment/management of patients is included.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES
This lecture series provides the knowledge and skills and to evaluate, triage and handle management of psychiatric emergencies. This includes the management of acute suicidal, psychotic and intoxicated patients in the ER setting.
INTRODUCTION TO INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC MANAGEMENT/DISCHARGE PLANNING
This course serves as an Introduction to Inpatient Psychiatry. Basic management and safety protocols are explained and reviewed regarding the treatment of both Disruptive Behavioral and Psychotic patients. Also, the importance of discharge planning is introduced.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOTHERAPY LECTURES
This lecture series provides the fundamental knowledge and skill required to do Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Comparative look a Psychodynamic Theories and Techniques. The instructors utilize lecture presentations, group discussion of reading assignments, clinical case material to facilitate learning.
*PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATIONS
Provides/reviews the basic knowledge and skills required to interview and organize clinical data for written and an oral presentations. Case formulation. Defense mechanisms, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation for a broad range of Psychiatric Disorders are discussed.
Residents discussed issues in scientific literature covering the four basic paradigms of psychiatry: biological, psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of diseases. Articles are also critically analyzed.
*MOCK BOARDS/CSV TRAINING
Emphasis on developing Competence in Psychiatric Interviewing. Residents are evaluated on their ability to develop a Physician-Patient Relationship, Case Presentation (CVS), discuss Treatment, Case Formulation, Differential Diagnoses and discuss Treatment.
Clinical case presentation and or lecture series devoted to contemporary issues in psychiatry by faculty and invited lectures.
*PSYCHIATRY IN CINEMA-MOVIE NIGHT
Movies are selected to emphasize various aspects of Psychiatry. The full spectrum of Psychiatric Illness are covered. Movie night occur monthly
PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION OF THE CHILD & ADOLESCENT INCLUDING HISTORY TAKING, MENTAL STATUS EXAMINATION AND CASE FORMULATION
This course serves as an Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. This course is designed to introduce the PGY 1- residents to Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Interviewing and also serve as a review for PGY11-1V residents. The course covers a variety of topics including the patient/doctor relationship, history taking for Child @ Adolescent cases , mental status examination for Children and Adolescents. The Best Clinical Practice Guidelines for major psychiatric disorders in C@A provides the framework.
AXIS I PSYCHOPATHOLOGIES INCLUDING SCHIZOPHRENIA & RELATED DISORDERS, MOOD DISORDERS, ANXIETY DISORDERS AND EATING DISORDERS
This lecture series provides a review of the basic knowledge of common Axis 1-1V DSM IV diagnoses. This lecture series also includes the management of acute suicidal, psychotic and intoxicated patients on the Inpatient Unit.
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY-OVERVIEW & DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS
This lecture introduces the basic concepts of pharmacokinetics, mechanism of action, side effects and drug-interaction for the commonly used psychotropic medications. Issues of maintenance therapy are covered
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY NEUROBIOLOGY OF PSYCHIATRIC DISSORDERS AND OVERVIEW OF RECEPTORS
Residents learn practical aspects of treating major psychiatric disorders and while gaining a knowledge of receptors chemical neurotransmission. Classes of medications discussed includes: Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, Mood Stabilizers, Anti-Anxiety agents, Hypnotics and Stimulants. Augmentation strategies are also discussed for treatment-resistant disorders, emergency room treatment, and treatment of substance use disorders.
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY ANTIPSYCHOTIC MEDICATIONS
This course covers the practical use of Antipsychotic in treating Psychotic and Non-Psychotic illnesses. Residents also learn common side effects and contraindications of these medications.
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY MOOD STABILIZERS
This course covers the practical use of Mood Stabilizers in treating Mood Disorders. Residents also learn common side effects and contraindications of these medications, ethnopharmacology is also introduced.
PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICATIONS
This course covers the practical use of Anti-Anxiety Medications in treating Anxiety Disorders. Residents also learn common side effects and contraindications of these medications, ethnopharmacology is also introduced.
Residents are taught the use of psychological testing in patient with Brain Injuries and other Neurological Illnesses.
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING & NON-SUBSTANCE ADDICTION & ASSESSMENT OF PERSONALITY
This course provides instruction in the use and interpretation of a variety of psychological assessment tools and tests in a diverse patient population. The seminar also covers ethics and issues of reliability and validity in psychological assessment.
MEDICAL & PSYCHIATRIC ETHICS
Overall goal of the seminar is to enable residents to appreciate issues in the practice of psychiatry that involve ethical conflicts and challenges and to develop the skills needed to handle them. A method of ethical decision-making is taught and implemented using actual cases.
AXIS IV DIAGNOSIS & PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION
Review the principles and practice of comprehensive psychiatric rehabilitation with an emphasis on chronic mental illness and psycho-social treatment and interventions for social and vocational rehabilitation.
AXIS II DIAGNOSIS & PERSONALITY DISORDER
Introduction to basic concepts of Personality Disorders, other Axis II diagnosis, their relevance and treatment in clinical psychiatry.
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
Residents are taught advance research Methodology with and emphasis on gaining a better understanding of biostatistics.
BRIEF PSYCHOTHERAPIES-DBT, CT/CBT, IPT
Resident are taught the basic tents of each of the therapies(CBT,DBT,IPT) Lecture time is spent how to assess which therapy modality would be most appropriate.
Introduction to basic concepts of psychological testing with emphasis on indications and applications of the thematic apperception. Also includes lectures on neuroscience, anthropology, social psychology, and sociology.
Residents Review and discuss old Prite questions. Questions are discussed in depth with fully analysis of each question. Residents gain individual knowledge regarding their areas of strength and deficiencies.
CULTURAL PSYCHIATRY I
Introduction to cross cultural psychiatry, including culture-specific syndromes .Emphasis is placed on how patient belief systems/culture impact their identity and psychiatric illnesses.
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC PSYCHIATRY
Residents are given a overview of how (legal and non-legal) administrative and political entities affect local/federal policies regarding Mental Health. Introduction to Patient Rehabilitative Psychiatric issues are also addressed.
COGNITVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Residents are taught how and when to use CBT as a treatment modality. Residents are given cases and use role playing to implement this treatment modality.
Residents are taught how and when to use Supportive Therapy as a treatment modality. Residents are given case and role playing to implement this treatment.
Residents are given a over view of the symptoms and treatment of common Neurological illnesses
Topics include: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of psychiatric medications, psychology of schizophrenia, neurophysiological pathology of dementia of Alzheimer’s type and other dementias, anxiety and panic disorders, neurotransmitters , new antipsychotic medications, and suicide. Principles of child psychopharmacology are introduced.
EATING DISORDERS/GROUP THERAPY
Residents are taught the phenomenology, epidemiology and treatment of eating disorders.
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles in psychiatric research in the area of substance abuse disorders and epidemiology. Emphasis is placed on case studies of clinical research conducted in the Community of Central Harlem.
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS
Residents are taught the procedures and logistics to beginning a research project at this facility. They also learn research biostatistics.
HUMAN SEXUALITY, SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PATHOLOGY<br />
Overall goal of the seminar is to enable residents to understand and appreciate how issues of sexuality and gender impact the practice of psychiatry. It is expected that the course will influence their knowledge, attitudes, and skills in this area.
PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP & INTERVIEWING SKILLS TRAINING
Emphasis on developing competence in psychiatric interviewing with a format based on the psychiatric clinical competence board examination.
INPATIENT CASE PRESENTATION AND CONFERENCE
Clinical case presentation by residents with and emphasis on diagnoses, treatment and developing a thorough differential diagnoses.
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