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SJHH ... / Mental Health & Addiction Services/ Mental Health Services/ Psychology Training/ Psychology Residency Program/ Description of Rotations

Description of Rotations

For all rotations, the specific responsibilities of each resident will be determined collaboratively with his or her supervisor, in order to meet the requirements of the core competencies and the resident’s personal training goals.

Major rotations typically require a time commitment of 400 or more hours.  Minor rotations typically involve a commitment of between 100 and 400 hours.

Anxiety Disorders

Core Faculty:

  • Randi E. McCabe, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Karen Rowa, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Brenda Key, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Irena Milosevic, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Phil Shnaider, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Elizabeth Pawluk, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Primary Location:

Anxiety Treatment & Research Clinic (ATRC), West 5th Campus

The ATRC is an outpatient specialty unit staffed by professionals with a background in psychology, psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy, or social work. The Clinic receives more than 3000 new referrals per year, predominantly for individuals suffering from panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Opportunities are also available for working with patients who suffer with other anxiety related difficulties (e.g., specific phobias, illness anxiety, hoarding disorder). Residents gain experience in clinical assessment using structured interviewing techniques for anxiety and other disorders, report writing, liaison with other treating professionals, and individual and group treatments for anxiety disorders using evidence-based, cognitive behavioural treatments. Residents are an active part of the multidisciplinary team that meets on a weekly basis for case conferences. During the case conferences, residents are expected to discuss diagnostic issues and treatment recommendations pertaining to their assessment cases from the previous week.   Residents are also expected to become familiar with the relevant research literature.

In addition to offering clinical services, the ATRC is among the most active anxiety research centres in Canada. Research interests of clinic staff members include the development of short-term, cost effective assessments and treatments for anxiety, and the investigation of cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness, and biological factors in the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders. Resident involvement in ongoing research is strongly encouraged. For more information about the ATRC, refer to the website:  www.stjoes.ca/anxiety

Borderline Personality Disorders Clinic

Core Faculty:

  • Katherine Holshausen, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Primary Location:

  • West 5th Campus

The Borderline Personality Disorders Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare is the centre for outpatient treatment of adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in Hamilton, providing consultation and treatment to approximately 125 individuals annually. The Clinic also provides community education and consultation.

This rotation is designed to teach residents how to assess, conceptualize, and treat the complex, multi-diagnostic problems that individuals with BPD experience. Residents learn how to conduct assessments to diagnose BPD and common co-occurring disorders such as PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, antisocial personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. Training also emphasizes effective risk assessment and management of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious behaviours. Residents also learn and participate in all the following components of DBT: 1) skills group training; 2) consultation team; 3) skills coaching. After completion of the rotation, residents will possess knowledge of strategies to work effectively with challenging, complex, and difficult-to-engage clients in an outpatient setting.

The Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic is pursuing a number of research initiatives looking at factors influencing response to treatment and treatment retention and motivation. Additionally, another line of research focuses on the effectiveness of an evidenced-based group treatment for PTSD (Cognitive Processing Therapy) for individuals diagnosed with co-occurring BPD and PTSD who are participating in the DBT program. Residents are expected to familiarize themselves with the research literature relevant to DBT, borderline personality disorder, self-injury and suicide, and are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects.

Early Intervention in Young Adult Mental Health 

Core Faculty:

  • Juliana Tobon, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Peter Bieling, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Primary Location:

  • Youth Wellness Centre, 38 James Street South

The Youth Wellness Centre (YWC) is a new service that focuses on youth ages 17-25 years experiencing either emerging or complex and ongoing mental health difficulties, with the goal of rapid assessment, treatment, and recovery. This service has been identified as a key strategic direction for the hospital. The YWC is an independent, youth-based clinic located in downtown Hamilton, that is linked both to primary care and community referral sources, and to specialized mental health services within St. Joseph’s Healthcare. Two primary streams of the YWC are Early Intervention for early stage mental health difficulties, and Transition Support for ongoing and complex cases. Both streams are intended to ease and expedite access to services and resources, offer comprehensive psychiatric diagnosis, improve continuity and coordination of care, and advocate and support youth and their families.

Residents gain experience in clinical assessment using structured interviewing techniques, report writing, liaison with other treating professionals, and individual and group treatments for young adults with an array of mental health concerns using evidence-based treatments, such as CBT (individual), Motivational Enhancement (group) and DBT skills (group).  Residents are an active part of the multidisciplinary team that meets on a weekly basis for case conferences.  During the case conferences, residents are expected to discuss diagnostic issues and treatment recommendations, using a clinical staging approach. Residents are also expected to become familiar with the relevant research literature in the area of early intervention for youth mental health.

In addition to offering clinical services, the YWC includes an integrated program of research and evaluation led by faculty members from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at McMaster University. Research interests of clinic staff members include understanding service use patterns for emerging adults within the adult mental health system, the development of short-term, cost effective assessments and treatments for youth, and the effectiveness of a sequential approach to intervention using a clinical staging model.  Resident involvement in ongoing research is strongly encouraged.

Eating Disorders

Core Faculty:

  • Michele Laliberté, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Stacey Tweed, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Primary Location:

  • Eating Disorders Clinic, West 5th Campus

The Eating Disorders Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare is a specialty outpatient clinic providing multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment to approximately 100 new clients with eating disorders each year.  The program offers transdiagnostic CBT group treatment for individuals with Anorexia, Bulimia and Other Specified Eating Disorders.  We provide specialized CBT group treatment for individuals with Binge Eating Disorder.  Additionally, the Eating Disorders Clinic also provides assessment and individualized CBT-E to youth ages 16-22 as part of a new transition youth treatment stream. Residents work within a multidisciplinary team including a psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, and dietician.  Residents gain experience in the assessment of eating disorders, clinical report writing, individual treatment, and group therapy for eating disorders (including a CBT based symptom-interruption group, a family education session, and a body image group).

The Eating Disorders program is pursuing a number of research initiatives looking at factors influencing response to treatment, relapse prevention, and family factors that contribute to or protect against the development of eating disorders.  Residents are expected to familiarize themselves with the research literature relevant to the treatment of eating disorders, and are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects.

Forensic Psychology

Core Faculty:

  • Mini Mamak, Ed.D., C.Psych.
  • Heather Moulden, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Bruno Losier, Ph.D., C.Psych., ABPP-CN 
  • Peter Sheridan, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Gary Chaimowitz, M.D., FRCPC

Primary Location:

  • West 5th Campus

Options for residency training in forensic psychology include a Forensic Psychology Stream for those candidates who intend to pursue professional licensure as a Forensic/Correctional Psychologist. Residents with a strong interest in forensic psychology but who do not intend to declare competence in forensic psychology have the option of completing a secondary minor rotation with the forensic program. Applicants interested in being considered within the Forensic Psychology Stream should state this intention in their cover letter. The APPIC Program Code for the Forensic Stream for the purposes of the Match will be listed on our webpage.

The Forensic Psychiatry Program offers comprehensive assessment and treatment services to justice involved individuals with major mental disorders. The program includes one assessment unit, four rehabilitation units, and an active outpatient service as well three speciality clinics (Sexual Behaviours Clinic, Aggression Clinic, and the Brief Assessment Unit). Residents will have an opportunity to contribute to court ordered assessments of criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, and presentence risk evaluations. Residents will also have the opportunity to conduct risk assessments for the Ontario Review Board and be involved in individual or group based treatment including but not limited to Forensic DBT, CBT for psychosis, motivational enhancement, anger management, and substance abuse.

All residents in the forensic psychology rotation can expect to be involved in the assessment of a broad range of psychopathology on this rotation including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, and various other personality disorders and conditions. Residents may also have the opportunity to witness expert testimony, attend review board hearings, and attend correctional settings.

All residents will build proficiency in the assessment of psychopathology, personality, mood, cognitive functioning, risk, and behaviour. Residents will integrate information about the patient’s psychological and psychiatric status to arrive at opinions related to diagnosis, criminal responsibility, fitness to stand trial, risk of recidivism, and be able to speak to individualized risk management and rehabilitation strategies. Residents will hone their report writing and communication skills.

Residents in the Forensic Psychology Stream will spend a minimum of 50% of the training year, up to a maximum of 80% of the training year, with the Forensic Psychiatry Program. Stream Residents will be required to conduct a minimum of 5 court ordered assessments and 5 risk assessments. In addition, stream residents will be required to participate in at least one assessment in each of the speciality clinics. Stream residents will be required to co-facilitate at least one treatment group and take on one individual treatment client. Stream residents will also have the opportunity to attend Forensic Psychiatry didactic seminars.   Stream residents are encouraged to become involved in ongoing clinical research endeavours.

Special Qualifications

For those residents who wish to apply to the Forensic Stream, previous relevant coursework/training in forensic assessment and theory is required, as is experience with a broad range of standard psychological and risk related measures.

Health Psychology/Behavioural Medicine

Core Faculty:

  • Sheryl Green, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Sabreena Chohan , Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Joseph Pellizzari, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Matilda Nowakowski, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Primary Location:

  • Charlton and West 5th Campuses

Opportunities for training in health psychology / behavioural medicine occur within several contexts and settings. Patient presentations are typically complex from both medical and psychiatric perspectives. The aim is to develop competency in psychological consultation and brief interventions. One can accomplish this within inpatient medical/surgical settings and outpatient clinics. Training experiences within both general behavioural medicine and sub-specialty clinics are negotiated in advance based on the completion of a major or minor rotation, resident preferences and supervisory availability.

Following is a list of training opportunities available for a resident to consider. If a major rotation in health psychology is considered, resident preferences would be considered along with the following core components; 1) training experiences in a minimum of three clinics/services throughout the year, 2) training with an inpatient population, 3) training in an outpatient clinic, 4) development of consultation skills, 5) individual short-term treatment, and 6) group treatment. A minor rotation in health psychology would be based on resident preferences and supervisor availability and involve 1) development of consultation skills, 2) training with inpatient or outpatient populations, and 3) individual and/or group treatment.

Behavioural Medicine Consultation Services

This is a general consultation service for those medical/surgical inpatients or outpatients requiring psychological assessment and/or intervention. Our main partners are the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service, Palliative Care, Complex Care, General Internal Medicine, the Intensive Care Unit, and Renal Transplant. Brief psychological interventions target mood, anxiety, somatization, adherence, and adjustment-related concerns for the medically ill.

Women's Health Concerns Clinic (WHCC)

The Women's Health Concerns Clinic (WHCC) is a unique outpatient clinic that provides assessment, consultation and treatment for women who are experiencing mood and anxiety problems associated with reproductive life cycle events, including menstrual cycle changes, pregnancy and postpartum periods and menopause. The WHCC also conducts clinical and biological research in these areas. Within the clinic, the team consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, gynecologists, nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, research and laboratory staff, and trainees.

Residents within this rotation will have exposure to various clinical scenarios in women's health and will be able to provide psychological assessments/consultations and brief cognitive behavioural treatments for difficulties that are gender-related. Residents will participate in clinical/research team meetings. Lastly, residents will participate in an ongoing CBT group intervention for perinatal anxiety.

Respiratory Rehabilitation

This patient population consists primarily of those suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Training opportunities include: 

  1. Outpatient psychological consultation with patients attending the Firestone Institute   of Respiratory Health (FIRH). The "Firestone" is the regional respiratory service for the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health   Integrated Network (LHIN). Psychological services are delivered within the clinic,   on-site, in a collaborative care model;
  2. Psychological consultation with patients attending inpatient and day treatment   pulmonary rehabilitation programs. This involves both individual and group-based modalities and working in an interprofessional model of care that includes   respirologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social worker,   pharmacist, and respiratory therapist.

Reasons for psychological consultation include anxiety and mood-related concerns, adherence issues, adjustment difficulties, and smoking cessation.

Bariatric Surgery

The Bariatric Surgery Program is a centre of bariatric excellence in Ontario, providing integrated services for the care of obese and morbidly obese patients seeking weight loss surgery. The program is staffed by an interprofessional team, including surgeons, internal medicine physicians, psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, nurses, dietitians, and various learners within these professions. Training opportunities for residents include conducting psychological assessments to determine suitability for surgery, providing individual and/or group treatment to facilitate preparedness for surgery or maintenance of weight loss post-surgery, and consultation to team members to support patient care. Opportunities to participate in research during this rotation may also be available.

Chronic Pain Clinic

The Chronic Pain Clinic provides integrated services for adults suffering from various chronic pain conditions, including musculoskeletal pain, neuropathic pain, chronic headaches, postsurgical chronic pain, and complex regional pain syndrome. The clinic is staffed by an interdisciplinary team, including pain physicians, a nurse, a psychologist, a kinesiologist, a social worker, and a dietitian. The clinic places a strong emphasis on the biopsychosocial model for the understanding and management of chronic pain and focuses on working with patients to improve functioning and quality of life. Training opportunities for residents include conducting initial consultations as part of the interdisciplinary assessment to assess patient’s emotional functioning and appropriateness for the self-management for chronic pain group, co-facilitating the self-management for chronic pain group, providing short-term individual cognitive-behavioural interventions to address issues around difficulties coping and adjusting to living with chronic pain, and co-facilitating the orientation sessions for new patients. Opportunities for research may also be available through this rotation.  

Mood Disorders

Core Faculty:

  • Peter J. Bieling, Ph.D., C.Psych.         
  • Brenda Key, Ph.D., C.Psych.                          
  • Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • David Grant, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Colleen Merrifield, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Caitlin Davey, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Gary Hasey, M.D., FRCPC

Primary Location:

  • Mood Disorders Service, West 5th Campus

The Mood Disorders Service employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, vocational rehabilitation therapists, recreational therapists and occupational therapists who assess and treat individuals with either unipolar depression or bipolar disorder. Residents gain experience with diagnostic interviewing for mood disorders (both inpatient and outpatient), psychodiagnostic testing (including personality assessment), and individual and group therapy. The primary treatment orientation on this rotation is cognitive behavioural, based on empirically validated protocols for the full spectrum of depression, bipolar disorder, and co-morbid mood-anxiety conditions. Residents may also have the opportunity to be involved in delivering other forms of group therapy (e.g. mindfulness based cognitive therapy, behavioural activation, running therapy, brief emotion regulations skills).

In addition to the clinical service, the mood disorders program incorporates a large, well-funded and internationally renowned research facility that investigates the causes and treatment of mood disorders. The current projects are always changing and residents have the opportunity to collaborate with on-going research.

Neuropsychology

Core Faculty:

  •  Jelena King, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  •  Christina Gojmerac, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  •  Heather McNeely, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  •  Emily MacKillop, Ph.D., C.Psych. ABPP-CN
  •  Elena Ballantyne, Psy.D., C.Psych.
  •  Elmar Gardizi, Ph.D, C.Psych.
  •  Bruno Losier, Ph.D., C.Psych. ABPP-CN

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Margaret McKinnon, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Catherine Dool, M.A.
  • Michael Mosher, B.Sc.

Primary Location:    

  • Clinical Neuropsychology Service (CNS), West 5th Campus

APPIC Program Code for the Neuropsychology Stream: 184612

The Clinical Neuropsychology Service (CNS) is a centralized consultation service that provides comprehensive assessment of psychological and neurocognitive functioning in a wide range of adult inpatients and outpatients including those with neurological (e.g., stroke, neurodegenerative disease), medical (e.g., respiratory, nephrology, rheumatology, cardiac) developmental (e.g., autistic spectrum, learning), psychiatric (e.g., psychotic, mood/anxiety), and substance abuse disorders.   Supervisors in the CNS are actively engaged in both individual and team-based research and the service emphasizes evidence-based practices.

Assessment: Neuropsychological services are provided to virtually all SJHH medical and psychiatric programs. These include brief inpatient assessment, comprehensive outpatient assessment, cognitive monitoring of patients receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), intellectual developmental disability assessment, and dementia assessment. All residents in neuropsychology will build proficiency in assessing intellectual and academic skills, problem-solving and executive functioning abilities, attention and memory, visual and perceptual construction skills, language abilities, motor functions, mood, personality and behaviour. Residents will integrate information about the patient’s neuropsychological and psychiatric status to arrive at a diagnosis and recommendations for rehabilitation strategies, will sharpen skills in report writing and the communication of assessment results and recommendations to referring agents, patients, and their families. Residents may also have the opportunity to be involved in functional behavioural assessments, behavioural intervention planning and delivery within the inpatient population.

For those residents with a specific interest in working with an older adult population, there is an opportunity to acquire experience in assessing older adults with and without concurrent mental illness. The CNS receives a substantial number of referrals from outpatient programs (Seniors Mental Health Program, Geriatric Medicine) as well as various psychiatric inpatient units in order to provide input related to differential diagnosis, discharge planning, and treatment recommendations.

Faculty in the CNS also provide psychodiagnostic assessment services in consultation to psychiatrists in the Acute Mental Health Programs. Here, the resident assumes the role of the consultant, answering specific questions about patients relating to the psychiatric diagnosis. Residents will gain experience using a variety of assessment techniques including structured and semi-structured clinical interviews (e.g., DART, MINI) and various self-report personality inventories (e.g., PAI, NEO-PI-R).

Intervention: Opportunities for formal training in evidence-based cognitive interventions include several manualized programs which are aimed at various patient populations. Interventions being delivered in the CNS include: Memory Boost, which focuses on memory in adult general psychiatric patients; Goal Management Training (Levine et al. (2000), JINS, 6, 299-312), which focuses on self-monitoring and executive functioning; Memory and Aging (Wiegand, Troyer, Gojmerac, & Murphy (2013), Aging and Mental Health, 17(7), 806-815), which is aimed at healthy, community-dwelling older adults interested in learning about normal age-related memory changes and strategies to improve memory; Learning the ROPES for Mild Cognitive Impairment (Troyer, Murphy, Anderson, Moscovitch, & Craik (2008), Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(1), 65-88) which is aimed specifically at cognitively impaired older adults with or without concurrent mental health disorders. The ROPES program is run by a multi-disciplinary team and includes a family member support component. There is also a MINDful ACTion Group, a modified mindfulness intervention for individuals with subjective cognitive impairment, and a Menopause and the Brain group, a cognitive remediation group that addresses changes related with the menopausal transition. For all interventions described above, there is an opportunity for residents to be involved in formal program evaluation. Stream residents will co-facilitate three rounds of one cognitive remediation group. Stream residents who have already had extensive experience providing group based manualized cognitive remediation may have the opportunity to engage in individualized cognitive interventions with more complex client presentations.

Additional Training Opportunities: Residents in the Neuropsychology Stream will spend a minimum of 50% of the training year, up to a maximum of 80% of the training year, in neuropsychology services. Residents will be required to attend neuropsychology didactics, team triage meetings, and will present at least one case during the neuropsychology seminar series. In addition, Stream residents will be required to attend (either in person or via web-cast) a minimum of five relevant Neurology/Neurosurgery rounds at the Hamilton General Hospital, and will have access to human brain anatomy samples for educational purposes.

Special Qualifications

Options for residency training in clinical neuropsychology include both a Neuropsychology Stream for those candidates who intend to pursue professional licensure as a clinical neuropsychologist, as well as breadth opportunities for general stream residents to complete a major or minor rotation in neuropsychology. Applicants interested in being considered within the Neuropsychology Stream should state this intention in their cover letter. Training provided within the context of the Neuropsychology Stream meets Division 40 Guidelines for Neuropsychology Training.   For those residents who wish to apply to the Neuropsychology Stream, previous relevant coursework in Neuropsychological Assessment and Theory is required, as is experience with a broad array of standard neuropsychological tests. Previous coursework in Neuroanatomy is an asset.

Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness

Core Faculty:

  • Sandra McNally, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Elmar Gardizi, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Jelena King, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Heather McNeely, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Suzanne Archie, M.D., FRCPC 

Primary Locations:

  • West 5th Campus

The Schizophrenia and Severe Mental Illness rotation involves opportunities to work in a number of settings.  Schizophrenia and Community Integration Services, located at the West 5th Campus, is a large program that includes inpatient and outpatient services (Cleghorn Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic; Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic) for individuals with schizophrenia, psychosis spectrum and related problems. Residents have the opportunity to train in both inpatient and outpatient services at this location, and may focus on developing their skills in intervention and treatment and/or in psychodiagnostic/personality assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and cognitive remediation.  Residents are encouraged to attend monthly schizophrenia rounds, as well as applicable conferences and workshops.

The inpatient service, located at the West 5th Campus, offers services in assessment and intervention to 250adult inpatients per year who have an established or suspected diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder.  The inpatient service is located on four units, Orchard 2, Waterfall 2, Harbour East 2 and Harbour North 2: While working with an interdisciplinary clinical team, residents are offered supervision in a variety of interventions for patients with psychotic disorders. Supervision in individual psychotherapeutic treatment includes cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal/insight-oriented approaches. Residents are also offered the opportunity to co-lead patient education and support groups, a Hearing Voices Psychotherapy Group, as well as developing other groups for patients. Residents may also assume the role of consultant, providing assessment of personality functioning, personality dynamics, and provision of diagnosis.  Residents are supervised in the administration, scoring and interpretation of psychological assessment tools including, most commonly, the MMPI-2, the MCMI-III, and the PAI. Residents integrate information from various sources to arrive at a diagnosis, write assessment reports, and provide feedback to the interdisciplinary teams.  

The Cleghorn Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic at the West 5th Campus is an outpatient service which serves people experiencing early stages of psychosis. The interdisciplinary team aims to help clients and their family/friends to identify their concerns and goals, and to develop plans that work on recovering from psychosis. They provide rapid and specialized assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, based on the principles of recovery, and in partnership with clients and their family, while maintaining a leadership position in the field of early intervention. Services include: diagnosis, assessment, neuropsychological testing, occupational and recreation therapy, psycho-education, family support, and peer support. The staff available to support client's recovery plans include: family educators, nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, recovery support workers, and recreation therapists. The model of service is recovery oriented. In addition, residents completing a major rotation in schizophrenia will have the opportunity to participate in cognitive remediation aimed at executive functioning impairments (Goal Management Training, GMT) through the Cleghorn program.  Research is available in the prediction of functional outcome in early psychosis and schizophrenia using cognitive tools.

The Schizophrenia Outpatient Clinic at the West 5th Campus serves approximately 600 outpatients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Residents are offered opportunities for training and supervision primarily in individual and group psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal/insight oriented), and to a lesser extent, conducting psychodiagnostic assessments. Research opportunities in the psychotherapeutic treatment of psychotic disorders can be made available.