Johnson Depression Center Outpatient Psychotherapy
This rotation allows for interns to gain experience conducting outpatient psychotherapy. Interns will conduct intake evaluations, develop case conceptualizations and treatment plans and implement evidence-based psychotherapies. Most psychotherapy will be individual but the possibility for assisting with groups may be available.
This rotation is housed in the Johnson Depression Center (JDC), a specialty center for mood and anxiety disorders. Thus, many JDC clients are experiencing symptoms of depression, Bipolar Disorder, trauma and/or anxiety disorders. However, other presenting issues may include eating disorder symptoms, grief and adjustment difficulties. The JDC includes an active telehealth program and so opportunities to see clients via secure video conferencing may be available. In addition, the JDC staff includes Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners. Thus, Interns have the opportunity to observe and consult regarding psychiatric medication evaluations and management, if interested.