The Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Psychiatry is devoted to excellence in education with a mission to train the next generation of academic psychiatry and psychology leaders. leaders. From cutting-edge translational neuroscience research to expertise in complex medical psychiatry to social justice-informed healthcare initiatives, we are committed to providing all the tools necessary for our learners to tackle the most difficult healthcare challenges of our time.
As a primary Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, we offer a rigorous yet nurturing training environment with innumerable opportunities and resources. We strive to recruit and support faculty and trainees that reflect the institutional commitment to diversity health care such that all members of our department reflect the broad diversity of patients that we care for.
Furthermore, we aim to define and model a best-practice, systems-level approach to physician well-being through an intentional focus on joy and satisfaction in the workplace, personal and professional accomplishment, a shared mission among colleagues, time and resources to promote mental health, and unwavering support of life outside the workplace through pro-family, pro-efficiency policies and initiatives. We invite you to learn more about our rich learning environment and education programs.
Harvard Medical School students assigned to their Principal Clinical Experience at Brigham and Women's Hospital receive carefully crafted psychiatry clerkship training in our department with specialty integration with the Brigham neurology and neuroradiology clinical experiences. A variety of medical student electives in our specialty areas are available including neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology, advanced consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry. Our faculty collaborate with faculty from our Harvard Medical School sister-affiliates to lead and teach the first- and second-year psychiatry courses.
The Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program was established in 2017. Built upon the strong foundation of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, the residency continues the mission of providing exceptional graduate medical education in psychiatry with the specialized expertise of Brigham faculty in areas including neuropsychiatry, medical psychiatry, women's mental health, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and global health.
The program offers a specialty track for residents interested in a research career and partners with Boston Children's Hospital to offer a child and adolescent psychiatry track. Residents learn multiple modalities of psychotherapy including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and motivational interviewing, among others. Residents have protected time for academics, scholarship and research. We are deeply committed to the growth and development of our residents and strive to create a nurturing, collaborative environment where residents can thrive. We invite you to take a closer look at our program. (insert link to program website)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital Psychiatry Fellowships offer highly specialized graduate training in consultation-liaison psychiatry (medical psychiatry), addiction medicine, women's mental health, neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology, and joint Mass General Brigham programs in geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry and neuropsychology. Graduates of the Brigham and Mass General Brigham psychiatry fellowships are well positioned to become influential leaders and academicians in their respective fields.
Advanced practicum training programs for doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology graduate programs offer advanced students the opportunity to receive training in the provision of psychological services within both ambulatory and inpatient settings. Students who complete these programs develop expertise in the delivery of individual and group psychotherapy with additional opportunity to provide psychological assessments. Across programs, supervision is provided for students to learn cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, recovery-oriented care, and/or acceptance and commitment therapy among others. For more information, please review our programs online.
Since 2020, the Department of Psychiatry has offered the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program, an independent, nationally-competitive program for doctoral students in psychology who are interested in training within an academic medical center. Our program offers diverse training opportunities that promote the development of professional psychological service delivery with the goal of graduates attaining entry-level competence in psychology across specific areas of development. We emphasize a commitment to interdisciplinary care, evidence-based interventions and assessment, culturally-responsive services and trauma-informed care. Interns who attend this program have opportunities to engage in psychological research, receive mentorship in areas of professional interest and join a vibrant and supportive environment of psychologists, psychology trainees and allied health professionals. To learn more about psychology internship training at BWH, please visit our program online.
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