cryhavoc

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Do you have to get a PhD. in psychology or something too? A class? Training.

Say a psychiatrist is serving in an area with not a lot of mental healthcare. And the patient wants talk, not just meds.

Where do you learn that or add that skill to your repertoire?

Psychiatrists used to do both, not just scribble out drug names on pieces of paper.

Even if it isn't lucrative, how can I go about doing both properly?
 

HooahDOc

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Do you have to get a PhD. in psychology or something too? A class? Training.

Say a psychiatrist is serving in an area with not a lot of mental healthcare. And the patient wants talk, not just meds.

Where do you learn that or add that skill to your repertoire?

Psychiatrists used to do both, not just scribble out drug names on pieces of paper.

Even if it isn't lucrative, how can I go about doing both properly?
Hey, I spent FIVE years learning how to scribble drug names on paper!
 
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futuredo32

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What kind of therapy(ies) are you trying to learn? I LOVE therapy and did as much during residency as possible. There are courses on CBT, psychodynamic, psychoanalytic etc. I had a supervisor who I paid until just a few months ago. I feel ok without a supervisor but wouldn't hesitate to get supervision on a tough case.
 
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As my photo might suggest, I'm fan of Albert Ellis and his efficient form of CBT, REBT. I completed the Primary and Advanced Practicums along with several Friday afternoon seminars. Well worth it.
 

WisNeuro

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As my photo might suggest, I'm fan of Albert Ellis and his efficient form of CBT, REBT. I completed the Primary and Advanced Practicums along with several Friday afternoon seminars. Well worth it.
Efficient, and best of all, it's a fun style to use as the therapist. Not for every patient, IMO, but works very well with certain personalities, especially if you have great rapport built.
 

fpsychdoc

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Does anyone have any resources around NYC where you can train in CBT and you don't have to provide your own patients?
 

Bartelby

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Others have covered it pretty well. In residency you will take on supervised psychotherapy cases. If you have a particularly strong interest in psychotherapy, most good programs will let you take on more cases. After, you can seek supervision either with an experienced therapist in your area, or with a more structured program like a psychoanalytic society. It's not that hard to get good therapy exposure if you want it.
 

futuredo32

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I did 2 years at one program where many of the psychiatrists did a lot of therapy and they went through their own analysis and paid for it out of pocket. I have ADD and another benign diagnosis so I see a psychiatrist who does analysis but my therapy is more eclectic and I have learned more about therapy this way than any other way. I don't HATE psychiatry but I would just rather do family medicine. I can only do private practice because the one redeeming aspect of psych for me is psychotherapy and no one is going to hire a psychiatrist to do therapy and I get so lonely spending so many hours in a tiny office just me and a patient and I have so so many countertransferences and I plain miss the whole rest of medicine and I feel like my psychiatry training was so awful and I will never in this lifetime pass the board exam so I really just need to start over in a new field in a good program. So if you have a diagnosis, even if it's adjustment disorder or dysthymia, your insurance will pick it up and you can talk about your countertransferances which has been a lifesaver for me along with my feelings about being a psychiatrist which I am guessing isn't an issue for you.
 
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