Fourth Year Electives

 

PYCH 911 Child Psychiatry (4)
Normal and abnormal growth and development.  Clinical assessment of children and early adolescents.  Interview and play therapy.  Family counseling.  Group work with parents.  Students will be evaluated by faculty and resident supervisors on the basis of their clinical performance.  Location:  Marillac Center, 8000 West 127th St, Overland Park, KS.  Offered in modules I-XII. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 914 Psychiatry in Medicine and Surgery (4)
Experience with psychiatric consultations to the medicine and surgery services.  Evaluation of psychiatric problems in medical and surgical inpatients. Students will demonstrate effective interview technique and explain the basis for diagnosis and management. Supervisors will evaluate clinical skills. Offered in modules I-XII. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 916 Introduction to Psychotherapy (4)
The student will observe and participate in individual and group psychotherapy sessions in outpatient as well as inpatient settings. Child and adolescent patients as well as adult patients will be involved. These psychotherapy experiences will include: 1) Inpatient group psychotherapy for adult patients with an affective disorder, 2) Inpatient group psychotherapy for adult patients with a substance use disorder 3) Inpatient group psychotherapy with acting-out adolescents, 4) Family psychotherapy with parents of psychiatric child inpatients, 5) Outpatient adult group psychotherapy with patients suffering from panic disorder, 6) Outpatient adult group psychotherapy with patients suffering from a schizoaffective disorder, 7) Outpatient adult individual cognitive therapy in a family practice setting, 8) Outpatient adult interpersonal psychotherapy with less psychiatrically ill patients, 9) Outpatient individual diagnosis specific psychotherapy. In addition, the student will provide brief, problem-focused individual psychotherapy three times weekly to at least one patient hospitalized on the adult inpatient service under the immediate supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Penick that will include a review of audiotaped psychotherapy sessions. The student will be provided a list of readings which will be discussed on a weekly basis with Dr. Penick. At the completion of the program, the student will have received a broad comprehensive introduction to the more commonly used approaches to psychotherapy.

PYCH 918 Inpatient Psychiatry (4)
Advanced full-time experience in hospital treatment. Includes training in individual and milieu therapy, chemotherapy, etc. The student will function as a first year resident insofar as the student is able to assume the required responsibilities of that position. Students electing this module will be evaluated by faculty supervisors on the basis of their clinical performance and the growth of their fund of psychiatric knowledge during the module. Offered in modules I-XII. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 920 Research in Psychiatry (4)
An approved psychiatric research project in an area of special interest to the student may be undertaken with the individual supervision of a faculty member within the sphere of whose own professional interests the student’s topic of study lies. This elective experience will include the writing of a paper or presentation of a seminar reporting on the student’s investigation and findings. Offered in modules I-XII. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

Course Faculty & Staff

William F. Gabrielli, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Course Director
1005 Olathe Pavilion
E-mail: wgabriel@kumc.edu

Shilpa Sachdeva, M.D.
Co-Course Director
G047C Olathe Pavilion
E-mail:  ssachdeva@kumc.edu

Lesley L. Leive
Course Administrator
1005 Olathe Pavilion
913-588-6401
E-mail: lleive@kumc.edu

Last modified: Sep 28, 2016
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