Supervision

Minimum of one hour of caseload supervision per clinic day (attending physician)

Two hours of individual psychotherapy supervision per week (VA and community)

The amount and type of supervision for each resident depends on the clinical rotation, the level of experience and competence of the resident, his/her number of psychotherapy and medication management patients, as well as unique resident needs and interests. The aim is to provide each resident with appropriate supervision for each clinical experience, with the general goal of providing increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy as residents progress through training.

Caseload supervision is provided by on-site faculty supervising clinical rotations. Caseload supervision will emphasize clinical decision making, patient-provider interactions, and documentation and administrative skills. Psychotherapy supervisors may be regular attending staff or faculty in practice in the broader community. This variety provides multiple perspectives in supervising the resident’s psychotherapy cases. Residents are required to videotape or audiotape some sessions to sample their work and facilitate in-depth discussion of various treatment approaches.