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Core Competencies for Psychiatric Education

Defining, Teaching, and Assessing Resident Competence

Linda Boerger Andrews, M.D., and John W. Burruss, M.D.

  • 2004
  • 152 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-58562-130-9
  • Item #62130

Description

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education endorsed six General and five Psychiatric Competencies to be attained by psychiatric residents. As a result, these General (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice) and Psychiatric (Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Combined With Psychopharmacology, and Supportive Therapy) Competencies are now being phased in for all core residency training programs in the United States.

This volume, coauthored by the director and the associate director of general psychiatric residency education at Baylor College of Medicine, is a practical guide for educators working to incorporate the Competencies into their residency programs. It will help training directors and others involved in designing and implementing residency programs to ensure that residents develop all of the Competencies to the level expected of a new practitioner, as required by ACGME. The book

  • Lists the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes that must be taught for each of the Competencies and provides example components for each. (These lists were developed by various groups of experts.)
  • Describes techniques for effectively providing feedback to residents. (Chapter titles include How Residents Learn and Develop Competence and How to Assess Learning and Competence.)
  • Includes example goals and objectives for didactic courses and rotations, as well as ACGME's Toolbox of Assessment Methods©.
  • Offers handy to-do lists for the program director, rotation coordinator, and course director, as well as an appendix section that contains forms for verifying resident experience, evaluating psychotherapy supervision, conducting semiannual evaluations, and evaluating residents' progress.

    Core Competencies for Psychiatric Education is an indispensable guide for anyone trying to learn how best to teach and assess competency-based psychiatric curricula.

  • Contents

    Part I: Introduction to the Competencies
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Program Accreditation and Board Certification
    Chapter 2. ACGME General Competencies and Psychiatry RRC Psychotherapy Competencies
    Part II: Teaching and Assessing the Competencies
    Chapter 3. How Residents Learn and Develop Competence
    Chapter 4. How to Assess Learning and Competence
    Part III: Implementing the General and Psychotherapy Competencies
    Chapter 5. Defining Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes to Be Taught for Each General Competency
    Chapter 6. Defining Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes to Be Taught for Each Psychotherapy Competency
    Chapter 7. Incorporating the General and Psychotherapy Competencies in the Residency Program Curriculum
    Chapter 8. Program Director’s To-Do List
    Chapter 9. Rotation Coordinator’s and Course Director’s To-Do Lists
    Part IV: Consideration of Other Interested Groups
    Chapter 10. Follow-Up With the ACGME, Psychiatry RRC, and ABPN
    Appendixes:
    Appendix A: Anchored Clinical Rotation Evaluation Forms for Each Postgraduate Level of Training
    Appendix B: Psychotherapy Supervision Evaluation
    Appendix C: Verification of Resident’s Experience Tracking Form
    Appendix D: Semiannual Evaluation Summary Form
    Appendix E: Verification of Resident’s Achieved Competency Form
    Appendix F: Evaluation Method Summary Forms by Postgraduate Year
    Appendix G: Completion of Training Letter
    Appendix H: Example Goals and Objectives for Didactic Courses and Rotations
    Index

    About the Authors

    Linda Boerger Andrews, M.D., is Director of Residency Education, General Psychiatry Residency Program, and Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

    John William Burruss, M.D., is Associate Director of Residency Education, General Psychiatry Residency Program, and Chief of Psychiatry at Ben Taub General Hospital at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

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