Numerous seminar series are available to Interns throughout the training year. Seminars are sequential, building upon previous knowledge and skills, and organized around achievement of the core competencies.
The following is a description of seminars usually attended by interns:
- Psychology/Psychiatry Seminar. This required department-wide seminar series meets twice a month and is open to the entire Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Seminars are organized into training modules related to a unifying theme. Faculty, trainees, and outside presenters take responsibility for conducting seminars that are interactive and geared toward the professional development of all attendees.
- Training Proseminar. This required seminar series meets monthly and is designed to educate interns and fellows about professional issues pertaining to clinical practice, working with families of diverse backgrounds, collegial relationships, ethics, professional standards, professional development, and career development
- LEND Seminar Series. Interns are required to attend weekly seminars (three to four hours total) on a variety of topics related to neurodevelopmental disabilities and the development of leadership skills within the healthcare environment.
- Rotation Specific Seminars. Many clinical rotations sponsor ongoing seminars, staff meetings, or research meetings that are required or offered to interns on the rotation.
- Case Supervision Seminar. This seminar meets monthly and is designed to provide experience in case presentation as well as additional faculty and peer consultation on pediatric psychology intervention cases.
- Interdisciplinary Seminar in Community-Based Practice. This required series of journal presentations is related to the care of medically underserved populations, and includes psychology interns as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellows. The journal presentations are supplemented by case related discussion.
- Additional multidisciplinary seminars may be scheduled.