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UBC Training Objectives – Psychotherapy (the link opens a PDF file)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Group Therapy Service

The Group Therapy Service at Royal Columbia Hospital is an integral part of the adult outpatient mental health program. This is an evidence-based, short-term psychotherapy program that provides manualized cognitive behavioural group therapy for persons presenting with primary DSM-IV Axis I Disorders that include Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Disorder.

Treatment is provided to adult outpatient residents of New Westminster and the Tri-Cities area (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody).

Psychotherapy training opportunities are available to psychiatry and psychology residents who are interested in acquiring and implementing the necessary skills to gain competency in facilitating CBT interventions for select diagnostic groups. Residents receive comprehensive supervision, both with individual supervisors and through team consultations. Psychotherapy group treatment comprises weekly 2-hour sessions for a period of 11 to 15 weeks.

Site: Royal Columbian Hospital

Supervisor: Dr. Gail Howell-Jones

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychodynamic formulation is integrated into the 6 month outpatient rotation during the PGY-2 year at RCH. Training for advanced residents can be arranged.

There are weekly observed interviews with the case discussed and formulated from a psychodynamic perspective. Brief psychodynamic treatments are conducted under supervision when appropriate. Supervision is provided by Dr. Richa Sharan, who is a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society. There is a bi-weekly seminar on psychodynamic psychotherapy offered at RCH, which is an adjunct to the formal Psychodynamic Therapy course within the Academic Day teaching of the residency program. A library of resources for resident use is available.

Site: Royal Columbian Hospital

Supervisor: Dr. Richa Sharan

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