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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

General Psychiatry Didactics

PGY-1

Course / Instructor

Description

Duration

Basic Psychopharmacology
Jaesu Han, M.D.
This seminar provides an overview of the fundamentals of psychopharmacology including antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, and antidepressants. One hour per week for 8 weeks
Crash Course
Chief resident
This seminar provides interns with a "crash course" in inpatient and emergency psychiatry, on-call issues and responsibilities, legal issues, and a framework for continued progress in psychiatric residency education by introducing the concept of supervision.  Two hours per week for 10 weeks
Empathic Interviewing
Jessica Ferranti, M.D.
Mark Servis, M.D.
This seminar is an introduction to basic psychiatric interviewing techniques with a focus on empathic, non-judgmental interviewing. Videotapes of resident and faculty interviews are carefully reviewed. One hour per week for 5 weeks
Evidence-Based Medicine
John Onate, M.D.
Glen Xiong, M.D.
This seminar is an introduction for resident psychiatrists to the theoretical basis for applying EBM in clinical psychiatry. Faculty members teach and model the clinical application of EBM in their practice. Residents build on previously learned skills from medical school, develop their ability to formulate a clinical question, conduct a literature search, perform a critical appraisal of an article, and present their analysis in oral and written form to the rest of the class. One hour per week for 9 weeks
Gender
Andreea Seritan, M.D.
Gender differences are ubiquitous in medicine and they can impact any aspect of the doctor-patient relationship. In this brief seminar, we will explore the development of gender identity and implications of gender differences for the psychiatric treatment. One hour per week for 3 weeks
Geriatric Psychiatry
Ladson Hinton, M.D.
This seminar examines the basics of epidemiology of the elderly and corresponding common psychiatric illnesses, with particular emphasis on affective and dementing disorders.  Various treatment modalities are also discussed in depth, including pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy and family therapy. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Introduction to Culture and Psychiatry
Alan Koike, M.D.
Residents will increase their awareness of the differences between their own cultural background and that of others and how these factors impact their work; gain a greater appreciation of how medical school and residency training shape their identity and indoctrinate them into the culture of medicine; and gain a greater appreciation of how their psychiatric training influences their conceptualization of mental illness. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Introduction to Psychiatry
and Spirituality
David Gellerman, M.D., Ph.D.
This seminar addresses the roles of religion and spirituality in psychiatric practice, including research data on the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices on health care, the role of these beliefs and practices in coping with serious illness and end-of-life care, working with pastoral services, and spiritual issues in substance use. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Journal Club
Mark Servis, M.D.
Reading and review of classic articles from the general psychiatry literature One hour per week per month for 6 months
Legal Issues
Jason Roof, M.D. 
This seminar addresses basic legal issues that arise in residency training and practice and facilitates appropriate decision-making (malpractice and other forms of liability, sexual boundaries in the therapist- patient relationship, law and the impaired physician). One hour per week for 11 weeks
Neurology
Shannon Suo, M.D. 
A review of common neurologic disorders relevant to psychiatrists One hour per week for 4 weeks
Neuroscience for Clinicians
Cameron Carter, M.D. 
This seminar covers the basics of neuroscience, including disorders and addiction. One hour per week for 15 weeks
Psychosomatic Medicine
Debra Kahn, M.D. 
In consultation liaison psychiatry, faculty bring together the theory and practice of consultation to non-psychiatrists in the general hospital.  In this seminar, residents learn how to serve as a psychiatric expert for his/her medical colleagues. One hour per week for 15 weeks 
Teaching
Mark Servis, M.D. 
 An introduction the role of the resident as teacher One hour per week for 4 weeks

PGY-2

Course / Instructor

Description

Duration

Addiction Disorders
Martin Leamon, M.D. 
This seminar focuses on the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders, including a discussion of local resources. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Affective Disorders
Lorin Scher, M.D.
This seminar provides a comprehensive review of affective disorders and biological and/or psychological treatment interventions. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Anxiety Disorders
Richard Maddock, M.D. 
This seminar provides a review of anxiety disorders to aid the clinician in diagnosing the illness, integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in the treatment plans, and conceptualizing outpatient treatment in a managed care environment. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Community Psychiatry
Richard Cross, M.D.
Heather Hall, M.D.
Al Rowlette, L.C.S.W., C.P.R.P.
This seminar is an overview of diverse topics related to public psychiatry and psychiatric work with the under-served.  Topics related to patient care, services in the community, collaboration with ancillary professionals, patient's views on psychiatry, legal issues, cultural issues, and others will be discussed.  This course is intended to complement the inpatient psychiatry clinical experiences of the PGY-2 year. 1 hour per week for 50 weeks
Cultural Psychiatry
Alan Koike, M.D.
This course continues the curriculum begun on cultural psychiatry begun in year one, focusing on  a new way of formulating cases provided by DSM-IV-TR to supplement the biopsychosocial model.  Residents will become more familiar with cultures that they will encounter in their practice. Two hours per week for 6 weeks
Group Therapy
Paul Cox, M.D.
 
This seminar prepares residents to start and co-lead medication/support groups and interpersonal/psychodynamic groups. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Inpatient Case Conference
Glen Xiong, M.D.
In the presence of the residents, either a faculty member or a resident interviews a hospitalized patient and then discusses the case in detail.  Attention is given to interview style, diagnostic problems and treatment recommendations. One hour per week for 10 months
Introduction to
Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy
Richard Bermudes, M.D.
Residents are introduced to cognitive-behavioral therapy in preparation for accepting their own patients in the PGY-3 year. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Introduction to Emergency
Psychiatry

Jaesu Han, M.D.
Robert McCarron, D.O. 
This six hour seminar at the beginning of the PGY-2 year focuses on issues specific to decision making in the acute psychiatric inpatient setting.  The appropriate use of emergent and depot psychotropics along with a review of common management dilemmas and on-call issues will be discussed. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Palliative Care Psychiatry
Nathan Fairman, M.D.
This seminar is an introduction to psychiatric care of patients who are dying.  Topics include death and dying, hospice care, the role of the psychiatrist, and care of the family.  Bereavement issues will also be discussed. One hour per week for 7 weeks
Personality Disorders
Lorin Scher, M.D.
 Seminar covers perspectives on personality, studies on borderline personality disorder, and implications for treatment. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Psychological Testing
Shelby Hyvonen, Psy.D. 
This seminar introduces the clinician to psychometric testing and equips residents to understand the difference between the various tests, when to seek psychological assessment, and how to understand the results. One hour per week for 5 weeks
Psychopharmacology
Richard Maddock, M.D. 
The seminar covers basic, advanced and novel uses of psychotropics; their integration with other treatment modalities, drug mechanisms and pathophysiology and rationale for treatment choices.  Other relevant topics include ECT, a review of basic pharmacology principles, legal aspects of psychopharmacology, interpretation of psychopharmacology research and drug-drug interactions. One hour per week for 36 weeks
Research Methods
Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D. 
This seminar introduces residents to basic principles of research including experimental design, critically appraising the relevant literature, and data gathering and analysis. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Schizophrenia
Michael Meek, M.D.
 This seminar covers the basics of the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, including the history, epidemiology, etiology, and clinical features of schizophrenia and somatic and psychosocial treatment options. One hour per week for 12 weeks
Teaching Medical Students
Mark Servis, M.D. 
An introduction to basic pedagogical theory and fundamentals of effective teaching of medical students are reviewed. One hour per week for 4 weeks
Telepsychiatry
Donald Hilty, M.D.
An introduction to the principles of effective telepsychiatry with hands-on telepsychiatry training is provided. One hour per week for 5 weeks

PGY-3

Course / Instructor

Description

Duration

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder
Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D. 
This seminar familiarizes residents with current information regarding the epidemiology, history, and etiology of ADHD as well as psychosocial and pharmacological  treatment options. One hour per week for 2 weeks
Child Psychiatry
Child psychiatry faculty
This seminar is a survey course of child development, PDD and ADHD using a didactic and case conference format to teach residents the most important elements of child and adolescent psychiatry via critical review of research papers and case discussion.  Residents also present on one topic briefly surveying the current literature. One hour per week didactic plus 1.5 hours per month case conference for 6 months
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Richard Bermudes, M.D.
Residents receive instruction in cognitive-behavioral therapy, identify patients for therapy, and receive individual supervision by qualified therapists. This course provides the resident with the basic tools to implement effective cognitive behavioral therapy into practice, and to meet the recommended CBT core psychotherapy competency guidelines. One hour per week for 31 weeks
Ethics
Gary Cavanaugh, M.D. 
This seminar reviews the ethical and moral dilemmas of the practicing physician relevant to outpatient practice, with a focus on the managed care environment. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Family/Couples Therapy
Andrea Hindes, Ph.D. 
This seminar covers the basic concepts of family and couples therapy. One hour per week for 5 weeks
Interpersonal Therapy
Ju Hui Park, Ph.D.
This seminar introduces residents to interpersonal therapy, focusing on how the therapist can help patients in the domains of grief, interpersonal disputes, role transitions, and interpersonal deficits. One hour per week for 5 weeks
Outpatient Psychiatry Case
Conference

Lloyd Benjamin, M.D.
Residents conduct interviews with patients in the presence of other residents and the medical director. They then lead a discussion reflecting a very detailed mental status exam, differential diagnosis and psychodynamic formulation about the patient.  The thrust of the conference is on psychodynamic formulation. 1.5 hours per week for 12 months
Personality Disorders
Mark Servis, M.D.
This seminar provides a review of personality disorders to aid the clinician in understanding, diagnosing and making treatment plans.  The history of psychiatry in understanding personality disorders is reviewed. One hour per week for 8 weeks
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Thor Cornelius, M.D. 
Residents will learn basic concepts of exploratory psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  Topics covered include applying basic concepts to various diagnoses, reviewing the symptom complex of Axis I & II symptoms in the treatment setting, learning the skills to apply the concepts to their own individual cases and developing professional attitudes of empathy, limit-setting, and open-mindedness. One hour per week for 23 weeks
Psychodynamic Formulation
Andreea Seritan, M.D. 
This seminar covers the principles of diagnostic formulation in psychiatric practice through reading, discussion, and case presentations.  One hour per week for 7 weeks
Psychotherapy and Cultural
Experience

Russell Lim, M.D.
This seminar addresses both didactic and personal experiences of faculty in the department and how culture affects their lives, their process of acculturation, and their work with patients.  Other topics include concepts of cultural resistances, ethnic transference and counter transference, and boundary issues. One hour per week for 7 weeks
Self Psychology
Raheel Khan, D.O.
Residents use their own psychotherapy case material and apply the self-psychology model to the psychodynamic treatment of personality disorders. One hour every other week for 12 weeks
Spirituality and Psychiatry
Mark Servis, M.D. 
In this seminar, residents explore and discuss the roles of religion and spirituality in psychiatric practice, focusing specifically on the spiritual issues that may become apparent during psychotherapy. One hour per week for 4 weeks
Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy
Brent Ferm, Ph.D.  
This seminar covers basic, short-term psychodynamic theory through the viewing of videotaped sessions of residents. 1.5 hours per week for 11 months

PGY-4

Course / Instructor Description Duration
Administrative Psychiatry
Robert Hales, M.D., M.B.A.
The goals of this seminar are to summarize the changes that have occurred in the private sector that affect psychiatric practice; provide an overview of the evolving behavioral health system; define and describe important concepts related to organizational theory and leadership that pertain to psychiatric practice; discuss the role of the medical director in organized care delivery systems; explain what capitation is and how it works in clinical practice; and describe how psychiatry is practiced in the following organizations: private psychiatric hospitals, VA, state and county agencies, health maintenance organizations. One hour per week for 7 weeks
Advanced Legal Issues in Psychiatry
Jason Roof, M.D.
This course focuses on advanced legal topics including issues related to malpractice claims.  Residents will have an opportunity to review medical documentation related to a claim of psychiatric malpractice and will provide a review of the case.  Learning issues covered are documentation considerations, standard of care guidelines, ethics in practice, and giving a deposition and/or testimony as a fact witness. One hour per week for 6 weeks
Attachment and Developmental Theory
Brent Ferm, Ph.D.
This course introduces residents to attachment theory and seeks to integrate understanding of developmental processes in childhood and adolescence with theories of personality/character structure in adults.  Case material will be utilized as well as review of pertinent literature emphasizing the work of Peter Fonagy. 1 hour per week for 15 weeks
Cultural Psychiatry
Russell Lim, M.D.
This advanced course expands upon the concepts introduced during the second year course and applies them in a practical way to individual cases.  Each resident has an opportunity to present one of their psychotherapy cases involving an ethnic minority client to a knowledgeable cultural consultant. One hour per week for 8 weeks 
Eating Disorders
Susan Boulware, Ph.D.
This seminar covers diagnosis and treatment of the major eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. One hour per week for 7 weeks
Financial Issues Related to Practice
Peter Cole, L.C.S.W. 
 Conducted in a group process format, this seminar focuses on questions related to the successful operation of a private practice. One hour per week for 4 weeks
Forensic Psychiatry Mock Trial All PGY years attend the forensic psychiatry mock trial two times per year in December and June.  This is an opportunity to learn about the practice of forensic psychiatry and learn more about psychiatric assessment of mental state at the time of the crime (NGRI evaluation), competency to stand trial and violence risk assessment.  The forensic mock trial is a collaboration between the UC Davis Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychiatry and the Law and the Office of the District Attorney of Sacramento County.  The general psychiatry residents have an opportunity to be "jurors" and the court audience while they observe the forensic psychiatry fellows testify under cross examination.  Learning objectives for general psychiatry residents include:  gaining an understanding of the role of the psychiatric expert in court, gaining a better understanding of mental health law in the state of California, learning practical skills in verbal presentation/testifying under oath, and reflecting on the basis of our models for understanding human behavior.  
Gender
Andreea Seritan, M.D.
Mark Servis, M.D. 
Seminar uses guest lecturers to discuss topics on gender including sexual dysfunction, identity, transgender health and more. One hour per week for 11 weeks
Gestalt Therapy
Peter Cole, L.C.S.W.
This seminar reviews Gestalt theory and clinical applications. One hour per week for 4 weeks
Multimodality Case Conference
Kay Blacker, M.D.
This seminar, led by esteemed psychoanalyst Kay Blacker, emphasizes psychoanalytic theory and case supervision through the review of videotaped case material provided by residents.  Psychotherapy experts in other modalities including CBT, DBT and interpersonal psychotherapy join the case conference periodically as guest lecturers/consultants in order to highlight different approaches to the same cases. 1.5 hours per week for 6 months
Neurology
Shannon Suo, M.D. 
This seminar covers a number of neurological disorders, including dementia, Alzheimer's, CNS/PSN, Parkinson's, and more. This seminar also helps to prepare residents for the neurology portion of the PRITE exam. One hour per week for 5 weeks
Neuroscience and the Mind
Richard Maddock, M.D.
This seminar reviews basic anatomy, physiology, and molecular biology related to human experience and behavior; current neuroimaging techniques; and how the techniques and research in neurosciences inform our current understanding of psychiatric illnesses and treatment. One hour per week for 8 weeks
Opiate Addiction
Jack McCarthy, M.D.
This course focuses on advanced topics in treating patients with opiate dependence including clinical management of detox protocols. 1 hour per week for 3 weeks
Psychiatry and Spirituality
David Gellerman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mark Servis, M.D. 
This seminar is a further exploration and discussion of the roles of religion and spirituality in psychiatric practice. The PGY-4 curriculum discusses topics that are more advanced and academic, such as transpersonal psychiatry and new religious movements and cults.   One hour per week for 7 weeks
San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program (SFCP PPTP)
PGY-4 residents who qualify and who desire advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy may apply to attend the SFCP PPTP during their last year of training.  Through this program, in addition to other components of their residency, residents will have protected time on Tuesdays to attend advanced psychoanalytic seminars at the Institute in San Francisco on Tuesday evenings.  In addition, residents are required to see a minimum of two psychoanalytic psychotherapy patients at the UCDMC outpatient clinic and engage in individual case supervision with psychoanalysts affiliated with the SFCP PPTP on these cases.  It is expected that at least one SFCP PPTP case will be a twice weekly psychotherapy case.   
Transition to Career
Michael Zoglio, M.D.
This seminar focuses on the benefits and potential pitfalls of private practice, academic careers and how best to prepare for the future. One hour per week for 4 weeks