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Program in Psychotherapy

The Program in Psychotherapy (PIP) is a new training initiative in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UMMC designed to enhance and modernize psychotherapy training.

What’s new in the classroom?

  • M2 & M3: Increased classroom exposure to psychotherapy, including evidence base and methods
  • PGY1: Motivational interviewing and client-centered counseling
  • PGY2: Brief dynamic and interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Incorporation of all PGY psychotherapy seminars into a single integrated course

What’s new outside the classroom?

  • Group therapy
    Expanded opportunities for training in group psychotherapy
  • Media club
    Quarterly media club events to foster critical thinking and practical application of relevant concepts      
  • Supervision suides
    Materials to support greater integration of classroom and applied learning

Timeline for implementation

  • 2018-19 (the catch-up year)
    The M2, M3, and PGY1 classes will follow the curriculum as designed during the current academic year. The PGY2 class will receive the entirety of the curriculum on a slightly delayed schedule. The PGY3 class will receive the updated psychodynamic curriculum. The PGY4 class will receive additional group therapy training.
  • 2019-2020
    Full, regular implementation of PIP