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Clinical Program - PGY-III

The PGY-III year is an outpatient experience. A comprehensive didactic curriculum complements individual and group supervision of all cases. Each resident has three to five hours of psychotherapy and case management supervision per week.

The PGY-III year is designed to provide training in a broad range of modalities and is based at the Rutgers University Behavioral HealthCare Center in Piscataway. In order to take advantage of a variety of outpatient experiences, a coordinated program was developed specifically for resident training. This program has allowed us to tailor a core minimum caseload that assures a diversity of experience. Training in individual long-term analytically oriented psychotherapy, as well as family and group psychotherapy is offered. Brief therapies, including dynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, supportive and crisis therapies are reviewed in depth. In order to gain knowledge of various practice settings, residents work part-time at community-based outlying offices of University Behavioral HealthCare in nearby New Brunswick and Edison. These offices are staffed with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychiatric nurses and mental health specialists, and offer a full range of general outpatient services to individuals of all ages. The units provide consultation and education services to agencies within their catchment areas. The Continuing Care Program of University Behavioral HealthCare for patients with chronic psychiatric diseases is organized as an integral part of the services provided by these outpatient units. Residents also rotate at Hackensack-Meridian Health Care Outpatient Services.

Additionally, residents evaluate and treat patients while working at University Correctional Healthcare (Northern State Prison).  Residents treat substance related  disorders, affective and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and psychosis.  In addition, residents also manage sleep disorders and malingering.

Third year residents take supervisory call at UBHC approximately once per month up to six per year and are exempt from call on weekends and holidays.