Eating Disorders Clinical Rotation

Eating Disorders Clinical Rotation

Located across the street from the Hershey Medical Center in Briarcrest Square, this rotation involves evaluations of patients in the Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs.  Clinical work consists of initial observation of psychiatric intake assessments performed by an attending psychiatrist, progressing to attending-observed performance of a psychiatric intake including targeted eating disorder assessment, followed by supervised development of a treatment plan.  Resident will also have the opportunity to perform follow-up evaluations with the psychiatric attending.

Eclectic treatment planning and extensive team expertise and discussions allow for residents to have a varied experience, including the roles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychopharmacology, family therapy, and psychodynamic therapy in treatment. In addition, through individual and group work, residents are able to understand the role that journaling can have within psychotherapeutic treatment.