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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

UC Davis General Psychiatry Training Program ranked number one on national exam

May 30, 2012

The UC Davis General Psychiatry Training Program ranked number one out of 64 psychiatry programs nationwide on the 2012 Columbia Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Test.  The Columbia Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Test is a written examination of applied knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy technique and theory. The 2012 test has been administered to faculty expert psychoanalysts, as well as over 1324 residents from 64 nationally distributed programs. Since 2004, studies have supported the validity of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Competency Test as well as the feasibility of testing psychotherapy skills in a standardized fashion.