Seminar Leaders: Drs. Jan Malat and P. Stewart
The goal of this 3-hour seminar is to help Candidates become familiar with the major classes of psychiatric conditions along with the medications to treat them. Candidates will learn about core interviewing techniques which will help them identify the main psychiatric conditions, including having an approach to dealing with psychiatric emergencies that may present during the assessment. In addition, Candidates will learn how different psychiatric conditions may impact the patient’s response to psychoanalytic techniques.
Candidates will learn:
- To become familiar with the main categories of psychiatric disorders and symptoms in DSM 5 (1.3)
- To become familiar with the main classical psychiatric medications. (1.3)
- To be able to identify main psychiatric conditions during the assessment. (1.3)
- To have an approach to managing safety concerns during the interview. (4.4)
- To appreciate how a specific psychiatric diagnosis may impact a patient’s response to psychoanalytic techniques. (4.5, 4.6)
MacKinnon, R., Michels, R. & Buckley, P. (2006). Chapter 16: The emergency patient. In The Psychiatric Interview in Clinical Practice, (2nd ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.
Schatzberg, A. & DeBattista, C. (2015). Chapter 2: Diagnosis and classification. In Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology, (8th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.