Challenges faced by trainee psychiatrists working towards competency in psychotherapies

Parker, Stephen, Bylett, Margaret and Leggett, Andrew (2013) Challenges faced by trainee psychiatrists working towards competency in psychotherapies. Australasian Psychiatry, 21 1: 56-59. doi:10.1177/1039856212466158

Author Parker, Stephen
Bylett, Margaret
Leggett, Andrew
Title Challenges faced by trainee psychiatrists working towards competency in psychotherapies
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
Publication date 2013-02
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1039856212466158
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 56
End page 59
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: This paper explores the challenges that trainees of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists face as they work towards competency in psychotherapy during basic training.

Method: The state of training programs in other countries including the trainee and supervisor perspectives on the outcomes of the shift to competency-based assessment is reviewed, and the limited literature examining the systemic problems impacting on the quality of the training experience in psychotherapies for Australian and New Zealand trainees is considered.

Results: The risk of an increasing gap between the ideals and the reality of training expectations and experiences is discussed.

Conclusion: The importance of auditing the adherence of training services to College guidelines and formally evaluating the training outcomes in the future is emphasised.
Keyword Postgraduate psychiatric education
Psychotherapy supervision
Psychotherapy training
Therapist trainees
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print December 12, 2012

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