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Mandatory training experiences - Advanced Training

Experience in Psychological Aspects of Management in Psychiatry

During advanced training you are required to further develop and integrate psychological aspects of management into your clinical practice. Therefore you must spend at least 1 hour per week throughout the 2 years, for at least 40 weeks of each year of advanced training, devoted to the provision of formal psychotherapy (of any modality) to a number of different people. At least 1 hour per month must be spent in individual or group supervision of these psychotherapeutic experiences.

Experience in Biological Aspects of Management in Psychiatry

Early in your advanced training, you must identify 3 specific learning goals in biological psychiatry to increase your knowledge of biological treatments relevant to your chosen subspecialty, and propose an approach to achieving each of these goals.

Experience in Social Aspects of Management in Psychiatry

Early in your advanced training, you must identify 3 specific learning goals in social psychiatry to increase your knowledge of social aspects of management as relevant to your chosen subspecialty, and propose an approach to achieving each of these goals.

Experience in Cultural Aspects of Management in Psychiatry

Early in your advanced training, you must identify 3 specific learning goals in cultural psychiatry to enhance your awareness of the part cultural beliefs play in mental illness, and propose an approach to achieving each of these goals.

Experience in the Application of Consultative Skills in Psychiatry

During advanced training you must learn how to clearly communicate your assessment and management plans and how to provide expert consultation to other health professionals, including general practitioners. You must also learn how to provide leadership in a multidisciplinary mental health team setting. To achieve this you must demonstrate significant interaction with general practitioners and other non-psychiatric health professionals. You must also attend (as part of the 4 hours required supervision) individual or group supervision to reflect on interactions with general practitioners and other non-psychiatric health professionals on at least 8 occasions each year.

CME Activities

To introduce you to a CPD style approach to CME, you must undertake and document during advanced training at least 50 hours of CME activities over 2 years. These activities will involve a mix of educational experiences, quality assurance tasks, self-directed learning, teaching and supervision. 15 hours can be gained from the experiences defined in Regulations 10.2 to 10.4.

Skills Development in Leadership and Management in Psychiatry
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During advanced training, you must complete appropriate formal leadership and management training approved by your BTC, to prepare you for your role as a consultant psychiatrist.