Supervision – Individual and Psychotherapy

The purpose of Penn State Hershey Psychiatry resident supervision is to support senior residents (program years three and four) through their longitudinal training by assigning an attending with whom they meet regularly for the purpose of sharing and growing.  These meetings are not psychotherapy sessions and are informal interactions separate from clinical supervision, but may at times involve aspects of both. Residents may use these meetings to discuss difficult patients or their own difficulties with patients. Concerns regarding the residency experience may be shared with the goal of problem solving or emotional expression.  Professional goals and ambitions may also be discussed to explore opportunities that may exist in different settings of mental health, as well as other topics the resident feels are relevant to their individual training goals and objectives.  Additional mentorships may also be provided based on a resident's interests and desire.