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January 1953

PROBLEMS IN SUPERVISION OF PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1953;69(1):43-48. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1953.02320250049004
Abstract

THE RECENT expansion and extension of psychiatric residency programs are effecting a new orientation in such training programs. Formerly the focus of training activities centered in the inpatient service. With the gradual introduction of psychoanalytic concepts into psychiatry and with the development of dynamically oriented departments of psychiatry, the psychiatric outpatient clinic now occupies a key position in which psychotherapy can be studied. Psychiatric educators are particularly interested in the form and structure of training programs and necessarily must devote much attention to teaching methods. One of the most effective and most widely used teaching methods is the close supervision of the resident's clinical work in all areas of his training. Since the particular topic with which we are concerned is the supervision of the resident's work in psychotherapy, my observations will be limited to this aspect of supervision.

The young physician who seeks psychiatric training today desires a training

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