Psychodynamic therapy competency exam?

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So I just got an email that we are taking a psychodynamic therapy competency exam in 2 or so weeks. What do I study? I have had a lot more experience with CBT than psychodynamic. Any help appreciated.

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Did you learn psychodynamic therapy?
 
So I just got an email that we are taking a psychodynamic therapy competency exam in 2 or so weeks. What do I study? I have had a lot more experience with CBT than psychodynamic. Any help appreciated.

lmao.....study nothing and just bubble all A's or B's(or whatever letter you prefer). It's the Columbia psychodynamic therapy exam. It's a free morning off when you finish early. The questions are terribly written and the answer choices are third rate. It's amateur hour all the way around and it usually matters far less than the already meaningless prite.

I think the last time I took the Columbia psychotherapy exam I got my test booklet at 840 and was determined to make breakfast at another broken egg to meet friends at 930. I was waiting for them:)
 
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Ive had one psychodynamic patient. I would actually like to do well on this exam. I transferred to this program as a pgy3 this year, so I really try hard to do extra well. I was just wondering if there's anything good to study from?
 
lmao.....study nothing and just bubble all A's or B's(or whatever letter you prefer). It's the Columbia psychodynamic therapy exam. It's a free morning off when you finish early. The questions are terribly written and the answer choices are third rate. It's amateur hour all the way around and it usually matters far less than the already meaningless prite.

I think the last time I took the Columbia psychotherapy exam I got my test booklet at 840 and was determined to make breakfast at another broken egg to meet friends at 930. I was waiting for them:)

you have friends! :oops:
 
you have friends! :oops:

A group of diners he ambushes daily. They attempt to eat while he edifies them on their regrettable choice of restaurant.

Only a fool would have eaten here, it's clear as day the eggs are better up the street. Did you know at Denny's the average diner eats two plates in the time it takes us to eat one? When they're done the waitress comes out and gives each of them a tip, just for coming in! I hear that in a few years this restaurant will be starting a new special, for a lower price other diners can come in and just eat right off your plate. You're simpletons for having come here, anyone can see that. Of course, I'd never eat anywhere else.. I just don't like the food.

I suppose over time familiarity can breed friendship.

V, I kid of course.. but still I can kinda see it.
 
Heard from an upper year that there isn't really a good way to study for this…. sorry can't provide better advice!
Yeah, it's much more practice based with clinical vignettes. Psychodynamic stuff learned via supervision and I. Didactics helped. I'm not sure of a book out there that would be appropriate to study.
 
if you want a nice overview of psychodynamic techniques - psychodynamic psychotherapy: a clinical manual by deborah cabaniss et al. is worth a look and probably more helpful than more theory oriented psychodynamic texts for this exam.
 
As a fourth year, I'm seriously considering just filling out random answers and surreptitiously working on my taxes for the next hour before peacing out. It's not like I'm going to get any feedback on this exam, and after taking the PRITE four times, taking this exam once already, and preparing for the boards in the fall, I'm seriously fatigued from all of this rigmarole.
 
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if you want a nice overview of psychodynamic techniques - psychodynamic psychotherapy: a clinical manual by deborah cabaniss et al. is worth a look and probably more helpful than more theory oriented psychodynamic texts for this exam.
There is a similar Gabbard text, though the name escapes me... "long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy"
 
Results didn’t come back until after graduation last year. I think the PGY-IVs are safe. I don’t think any programs will be recalling any graduates back into training based on this test.
 
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