PA 514 - Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry II

The Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry I and II courses include comprehensive lecture and lab experiences providing students with in-depth training in evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychiatry. The course is designed to introduce students to the biopsychosocial model of diverse patient populations with acute and chronic conditions throughout the lifespan, including end-of-life care (e.g., hospice and palliative care), integrating human physical and psychological development, human sexuality, and responses to stress, injury, illness and death. The courses also incorporate continual training and practice in mindfulness practices in healthcare; training in substance use, abuse and addiction issues; treatment adherence issues; motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of psychiatric conditions and illnesses are covered throughout the courses, including progressively challenging case based learning sessions beginning with isolated conditions and progressing to comorbid conditions and multimorbidity; these sessions are geared towards problem solving and medical decision-making skills within a collaborative interprofessional patient-centered team-based model.

Additionally, students will learn the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy and gain first-hand experience interviewing and evaluating patients with psychiatric disease under the supervision of  Dr. Richards ‘clinic’ at the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College

3 Semester Credit Hours

Description

The Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry I and II courses include comprehensive lecture and lab experiences providing students with in-depth training in evidence-based behavioral medicine and psychiatry. The course is designed to introduce students to the biopsychosocial model of diverse patient populations with acute and chronic conditions throughout the lifespan, including end-of-life care (e.g., hospice and palliative care), integrating human physical and psychological development, human sexuality, and responses to stress, injury, illness and death. The courses also incorporate continual training and practice in mindfulness practices in healthcare; training in substance use, abuse and addiction issues; treatment adherence issues; motivational interviewing (MI) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and management of psychiatric conditions and illnesses are covered throughout the courses, including progressively challenging case based learning sessions beginning with isolated conditions and progressing to comorbid conditions and multimorbidity; these sessions are geared towards problem solving and medical decision-making skills within a collaborative interprofessional patient-centered team-based model.

Additionally, students will learn the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy and gain first-hand experience interviewing and evaluating patients with psychiatric disease under the supervision of  Dr. Richards ‘clinic’ at the Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College

3 Semester Credit Hours