Office of Education and Training

Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experience

Office of Education and Training


Office of Education and Training (OET) Overview

The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to preparing health care professionals at all levels to deliver high quality mental health care, conduct innovative research, and to become the next generation of mental health educators. Our training programs encompass a full spectrum of educational levels (from medical student and residency education through post-doctoral fellowships) and have been widely recognized for their consistent high quality.


OET Monthly Newsblast (January 2022)

PsychTherapy Now Available: 

Beginning January 3rd, 2022 we started 90-day trial access to APA PsychTherapy through the Health Science Library (HSL) that we believe will be of great benefit to those of you engaged in training. It is a compilation of psychotherapy training videos meant to be used as an educational resource for clinical training. 

If you are able, please try out this resource during the period of January-April 2022, use it as much as possible, and notify other individuals across the Anschutz Medical Campus who may have an interest in this resource.The HSL has put APA PsychTherapy in their budget for next year, but it is not yet approved—hence the trial period. 


To access on campus, simply go to this website:

If you are not on campus, you must be logged in with Duo (CU VPN connection) in order to access the resource. If you don't know how to access the CU VPN, here is a guide:


Note: There are four categories by which you can access videos, but the only one that seems to work for our trial is the category “Title." When you arrive on the landing page, click on “Title” and you can search for videos.

Trainee Funds: 

As domestic and international travel is once again allowed at CU, we know that many of you may be looking to present your work at upcoming professional conferences. The Department of Psychiatry is committed to ensuring that there is adequate funding for trainees who will be a primary presenter(s) at these conferences. As such, we have a small pool of funds from which you may now request up to $1500 to present at one conference annually. For more information, take a look at the 2022 Trainee Funds Flyer. If interested, please apply here.

PURPLE Didactics and Shadowing:

We are now recruiting presenters for Psychiatry Undergraduate Research Program and Learning Experiences (PURPLE) didactics!

If you are interested in providing shadowing experience for these students, please also take a minute to sign-up!

What is PURPLE? Take a look at our website to learn more:

If interested, please sign-up below. If there are any questions in regards to this opportunity, please email

OET Monthly Newsblast

  • PsychTherapy Now Available
  • 2022 Trainee Funds Application Now Open!
  • PURPLE 2022 Didactic Sign-Up Now Open!