Eating Disorders Clinical Rotation

Eating Disorders Clinical Rotation

The rotation involves evaluations of patients in the Eating Disorders Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, located across the street from the Hershey Medical Center in Briarcrest Square. The clinical work consists of initial observation of the 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. The 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 the residents to have a varied experience, including the roles of CBT, psychopharmacology, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, etc. in treatment. In addition, through individual and group work, they are able to understand the role that journaling can have within psychotherapeutic treatment.