Third-year residents gain advanced experience and training in adult outpatient clinics at the Mental Health Clinic in the North Little Rock VA, the Walker Family Clinic at PRI, and the Centers for Youth and Family. Also, one half day a week for six months residents participate in assertive community treatment with the VA Mental Health Intensive Care Management. Residents also participate in one half-day of psychotherapy with one hour a week of psychotherapy supervision.
All third-year residents are assigned to a twelve month block of outpatient care in three diverse clinics. The Centers for Youth and Family serves as the community mental health center for underserved residents of the greater Little Rock area. Third-year residents will see adult patients at this clinic. Walker Family Clinic acts is a general psychiatric clinic that also serves medically complex patients. The VA Mental Health clinic serves the mental health needs of our veterans. The VA Mental Health Clinic also provides experience in telepsychiatry with one half-day dedicated to serving veterans in more rural areas of the state. Residents will spend approximately one and a half days a week at each site. In addition to outpatient medication management, residents provide psychotherapy services one-half day a week at Walker Family Clinic.
On Thursday afternoons, third year residents attend two sessions of lectures/seminars. Some of the advanced clinical topics include substance abuse, clinical neuroscience, PTSD, sexual dysfunction, gender disorders and practice issues. Case conference subjects include forensics and short-term dynamic psychotherapy.
Third year residents are responsible for approximately 11 long calls and nine short calls per year with no holidays.