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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Competence…and Confidence!

Program graduates and internship directors after the annual graduation ceremony at the New York Botanical Garden.

In sum, by the time they graduate, our interns are highly competent in their ability to manage all aspects of clinical care - from assessment and diagnosis to formulation and treatment to risk assessment and crisis management.

In addition, our interns function with high competence in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings, are comfortable dealing with suicidality and violence potential, psychosis, and drug addiction, and have a deeper understanding of psychopharmacological and medical issues as well as how to effectively share care with other disciplines.

As such, by the time they graduate, our interns report that they are highly confident that the knowledge, skills, and abilities that they acquired during their internship year will allow them to perform effectively in their next position; that they can work collaboratively with health care professionals from other disciplines and participate effectively on inter-professional health care teams; that they will stay informed about advances in psychology; that they will actively participate in professional organizations; and perhaps most importantly, that they have all the relevant background and knowledge to prepare them effectively for the state licensing examination!