Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 293–296 | Cite as

A Pilot Use of Team-Based Learning in Psychiatry Resident Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Education

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Demonstrating psychotherapy competency in trainees will test the resources of psychiatry training programs. The authors outline the phases of team-based learning (TBL).


The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa (OUCM-T), Department of Psychiatry reorganized its psychodynamic psychotherapy didactic course using TBL.


Team-based learning offers a promising alternative to traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy didactics, potentially increasing resident learning efficiency through a structured learning cycle emphasizing accountability to a learning team.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Oklahoma College of Medicine-TulsaTulsaUSA

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