Through participation of the Department of Psychiatry in the interdisciplinary clinical process course, first-year students are introduced via formal presentations and follow-up small-group discussions to the following relevant topics: the medical interview; the disturbed family; death, dying and loss; childhood growth and development; human sexuality; aging; addiction; anxiety; depression; and psychosis. Clinical training includes supervised experience in the treatment of hospitalized patients and clinic outpatients, using chemotherapy, other somatic treatments, interview techniques demonstrated in regularly held seminars using videotaped case material, and in weekly case conferences. The clerkship offers a thorough didactic review of such topics as psychopharmacology, child development and psychopathology, all major psychiatric syndromes, drug abuse and alcoholism, human sexuality and sexual dysfunction, and consultative psychiatric services.

PYCH 30.  Resident in Child Psychiatry.  0 Credits.     

Two-year subspecialty program preparing candidates for the practice of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and for the Child and Adolescent certification examination given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. This residency is taken in conjunction with three years of the General Psychiatry Residency Program.

PYCH 32.  Intern in Clinical Psychology.  0 Credits.     

This course involves supervised clinical experiences and instruction intended for doctoral level clinical psychology trainees whose program requires completion of a clinical internship. It is a twelve month course upon completion of which the student is issued a certificate of completion of Intern in Clinical Psychology.

PYCH 33.  Practicum in Clinical Psychology.  0 Credits.     

This is instruction and practical clinical experiences for individuals pursuing practicum requirements as part of their doctoral program in clinical psychology. It is six to twelve month course (depending upon requirements of thier program), upon completion of which the student is issued a certificate of completion of Practicum in Clinical Psychology.

PYCH 34.  Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology.  0 Credits.     

This is a supervised clinical experiences and instruction for trainees who have completed a doctoral level program in clinical psychology, as well as their internship in clinical psychology, and who are pursuing additional specialized postdoctoral training. It is a twelve month course upon completion of which the student is issued a certificate of completion of Fellowship in Clinical Psychology.

PYCH 900.  Neuropsychiatry Clerkship.  0-8 Credits.     

The required eight-week clerkship is intended to familiarize the student with the diagnosis and treatment of major psychiatric and neurological disorders. The psychiatric portion of the clerkship includes: (1) The closely supervised treatment of hospitalized and outpatients with psychiatric conditions. (2) Regularly held informal seminars with clinical faculty members emphasizing effective interviewing and discussing patient care. (3) Didactic review of behavioral science, diagnostic criteria and medico-legal aspects of psychiatry. The neurological portion of the clerkship includes: (1) An active, closely supervised role in the diagnosis and treatment of both hospitalized and ambulatory neurology patients. (2) Regular practical learning sessions emphasizing competent performance and interpretation of the neurological examination. (3) Didactic review of lesion localization and major categories of neurological diseases. Prerequisite: Completion of Phase I (Years 1 and 2).

PYCH 901.  Subinternship in Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

The student will function as an intern on the Adult Psychiatric Services at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas City VA Hospital. Each student will work closely with faculty and residents and will have an important role in the team care of hospital patients. The course is designed to provide a transitional experience between the predoctoral and residency stage of medical education allowing the student the opportunity to take more responsibility for patients with support and active teaching provided by faculty and residents.

PYCH 911.  Child Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

This course focuses on the evaluation of psychiatric problems in child and adolescent patients. Students will demonstrate effective interview techniques and explain the basis for diagnosis and management as well as normal and abnormal growth and development. They will participate in the clinical assessment of children and early adolescents using interview techniques and play therapy. The student will also engage in family counseling and group work with parents. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 912.  Emergency Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

Exposure to patients with acute psychiatric disturbances. Students will learn how to assess psychiatric emergencies and provide initial treatment. The course involves exposure to community resources, multidisciplinary treatment and interaction with law enforcement and the court system. Clinical experience working with physicians caring for patients in the Emergency Department. Readings in emergency patient care and discussions with the attending physician are part of the course. Patient contact with patients in the Crisis Stabilization Center of the Emergency Department. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 913.  Ambulatory Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

This course involves exposure to patients followed in an ambulatory psychiatry setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn to evaluate and manage a cross section of patients with psychiatric complaints. Clinical evaluations and exposure to actual patients. Students will first observe and later lead evaluation of patients and formulate treatment plans with attending physicians. Readings in ambulatory patient care and diagnosis interviewing are a part of the course. Patients will be ambulatory clinic patients at the KUMC outpatient clinic, the Kansas City-VA Hospital Mental Hygiene Clinic, a facility clinic location, or the community mental health centers. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 914.  Psychiatry in Medicine and Surgery.  4 Credits.     

Experience with psychiatric consultations to the medicine and surgery services. Evaluation of psychiatric problems in medical and surgical inpatients. Students will demonstrate effective interview techniques and explain the basis for diagnosis and management. Supervisors will evaluate clinical skills. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 916.  Introduction to Psychotherapy.  4 Credits.     

The focus is to provide medical students an introduction to the fields of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. The goal is to strengthen foundational medical knowledge with complimentary education in the behavioral sciences as they relate to psychiatric practice. The student will engage in the following activities; individual and group psychotherapy sessions in outpatient and inpatient settings (e.g., outpatient psychotherapy clinic, inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison). These psychotherapy experiences will include cognitive-behavioral (and related) treatments for a range of psychiatric disorders (e.g., mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders) in patients across a continuum of functional strata and comorbidity (e.g., psychiatric and medical comorbidities). The student will deliver counseling and psychotherapy interventions (under supervision) in these contexts to address treatment goals (e.g., suicide prevention/safety planning, substance abuse counseling, development of coping skills, treatment planning) while working with a multidisciplinary team. The student will receive exposure and practice to psychometric assessment (e.g., cognitive assessment, psychodiagnostic assessment) in the context of psychiatric practice. At completion, the student will have received a broad comprehensive introduction to the more commonly used approaches to psychological assessment, and clinical health psychology. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 918.  Inpatient Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

Evaluation of psychiatric problems in psychiatric inpatients. Students will demonstrate effective interview technique and explain the basis for diagnosis and management. Advanced full-time experience in hospital treatment. Includes training in individual and milieu therapy, pharmacotherapy, etc. The student will function as a first-year resident insofar as the student is able to assume the required responsibilities of that position. Students electing this module will be evaluated by faculty supervisors on the basis of their clinical performance and the growth of their fund of psychiatric knowledge during the module. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 920.  Research in Psychiatry.  4 Credits.     

An approved psychiatric research project in an area of special interest to the student may be undertaken with the individual supervision of a faculty member within the sphere of whose own professional interests the student's topic of study lies. This elective experience will include the writing of a paper or presentation of a seminar reporting on the student's investigation and findings. Prerequisite: PYCH 955.

PYCH 955.  Psychiatry Clerkship.  4 Credits.     

During the clinical clerkship the student develops understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of major psychiatric disorders. Students will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of Psychiatry through patient interviews, physical examination with emphasis on the mental status exam, review of imaging and laboratory studies, and a variety of other educational experiences. This clerkship will expose students to management of patients with major psychiatric disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings including the Kansas City Veterans Administration Hospital. Prerequisite: Medical Basic Sciences.