Goals & Objectives: Personality Disorders Clinic

Patient Care:

The resident will learn:

  1. To serve in the role as the primary psychiatrist, with attending backup on site, for 40 patients with personality disorders and comorbid disorders
  2. To conduct intake interviews thereby establishing diagnoses, generating problem lists and treatment plans, as well as initiating treatement for patients with personality disorders and comorbid disorders
  3. To integrate recent advances in our understanding of personality psychopathology in treatment planning

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will:

  1. Learn about range of medication optons for patients with personality disorders and comorbid disorders
  2. Learn to monitor weight gain and metabolic issues of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications
  3. Learn to generate short and long term treatment plans for patients, how to communicate them to patients and families, and modify them based on patient feedback.

Interpersonal and Communications Skills:

The resident will Conduct supportive psychotherapy for select patients who are currently going undergoing crises, going through transitions, or otherwise are appropriate for these services.

Systems-Based Practice

The resident will learn to coordinate care and treatment plans with the patients, primary care doctors, psychotherapists, and social workers.