The emphasis of this six-month rotation is learning cognitive-behavioral assessment and innovative cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treatment of adults with anxiety disorders (e.g., panic, agoraphobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias) or mood disorders (e.g., depression, dysthymia). Psychology interns, as well as psychiatry residents who are also having a CBT training experience, participate in weekly group supervision. Interns also receive at least one hour of individual supervision.
In addition, attend a short course on CBT for anxiety disorders. Interns are part of a multidisciplinary outpatient team consisting of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and clinical nurse practitioners. In these bi-weekly team meetings, participants discuss shared cases, difficult cases and clinical, professional or ethical issues.