Each clinical rotation includes seminars, conference and individual supervision from the service head. In addition, residents have at least one caseload supervisor, one psychotherapy supervisor, and one child supervisor. Additional supervision is also offered following the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Course and the Termination Course in both the PGY3 and PGY4 years. Through these activities, residents gain a broad perspective on theories and practices. The curriculum is refined year to year in coordination with rotation goals and growth in the psychiatric field.
The Psychiatry Department also hosts educational activities such as Grand Rounds, resident-led and faculty –supervised Journal Club, M&M and EHR Educational Experiences. Through the resident-led Topics roundtables a broad range of psychiatric issues are presented by experts in the Bay Area including transition to Professional Life.
The teaching environment of the Psychiatry Department is enriched by the presence of clerkships for medical students taking electives; training programs for psychology fellows and interns, neuroethics fellows and the presence of medical students through a partnership with Dartmouth University.