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Specific Treatment Modalities

Definition:
A competent psychiatrist has expertise in various clinical treatment modalities such as psychopharmacology, electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, biofeedback, or other areas.

Portfolio Entry Requirements:
Select a case from residency training that best demonstrates your expertise within a specific treatment modality. In your cover letter provide a self-assessment of your experience and performance in this area. Clarify how theory directed your treatment. Provide evidence of theoretical knowledge by including material from courses, lectures, or academic meetings, literature searches, or other sources (if you are submitting material from textbooks, manuals, etc, please submit only specifically relevant parts of this documentation. Do not copy entire chapters or manuals for this entry). Provide evidence of clinical application by including progress notes or other existing documents that describe the application of your knowledge in an interesting or challenging case.

 

Specific Treatment Modalities Scoring Rubric

1
Important skills and/ or knowledge lacking to adequately manage the case; lacks theoretical foundation or poorly applies theory to the case.

2
Appropriate approach, but weaknesses could lead to problems; must have a justifiable theoretical base.

3
Competent to successfully apply specialized treatment to standard cases following a conventional approach and provides adequate minimal consent.

4
Applies conventional approach to a more complex case; provides patient education beyond the informational level of a consent form.

5
Well-integrated knowledge and skills facilitate resolution of complex problems beyond a conventional approach; applies literature review to specific problem.

6
Wide breadth of knowledge and skills and a sophisticated, well integrated approach to a very complex case; utilizes varied sources; considers treatment alternatives and justifies decisions based on the literature; shows outcome of intervention.

 

 

 

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