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Required Didactics


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  1. Psychology Didactic Seminar - This course is a weekly special topic series addressing a broad range of theoretical, clinical, and related issues, including diagnosis, special assessment and therapeutic techniques, supervision, evaluation, and consultation in professional practice.
  2. Special Topics Seminar in Psychology - This seminar is a weekly series that covers important topics in psychology that apply across contexts, including multiculturalism, diversity, ethics, legal issues, and professional identity development and practice.
  3. Internship Processing Group - A Psychology faculty member facilitates this informal group with all psychology interns monthly. Interns have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of internship with a Psychology faculty member who is not directly involved in the supervision of interns or the administration of the training program
  4. Internship Review Meetings - The Training Director facilitates this informal meeting with all psychology interns monthly. Interns have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences of the internship and to voice any concerns. If needed, the Training Director will create a plan of action to address concerns.
Child Track

  1. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds - This conference covers clinical topics, case presentations, and research ideas and outcomes pertinent to child and adolescent psychiatry. Topics have included infants raised in institutions, foster care placement dilemmas, pica, posttraumatic stress disorder, behavior disorders, maternal representations and behavior, and stress, emotion, and immaturity.
  2. Diversity-Informed Mental Health Tenets - This is a highly interactive, interdisciplinary 4-week series completed at the beginning of the academic year to review and discuss diversity-informed tenets of mental health. The tenets were originally created for the field of infant mental health but have been applied to older children and adults. There are 10 tenets such as, "Work to Acknowledge Privilege and Discrimination" and "Support Families in their Preferred Language."
  3. Assessment - This 8-12-week series includes training in specific adult and child assessment instruments and discussions of other special topics in assessment, such as neuropsychological assessment.
  4. Evidence-Based Treatments Seminar - This course covers the theory and practical application of several evidence-based treatments for both children and adults. The course meets weekly and both psychology and psychiatry trainees attend. Trainees are encouraged to present their own cases during the course.
  5. School Issues – This 4-week series covers issues related to providing direct service and consultation in schools.

Other interdisciplinary didactics with Child Psychiatry vary each year and may be required.