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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Didactics 2018-2019

Date Time Hours Title Instructor
Jul 5 1-2 pm 1 Introduction to Didactics by Chair / Training director Dr. Fanous / Dr. Vis
Jul 5 2-3 pm 1 Introduction to Didactics by Chief resident for Didactics and Research Dr. Ramshankar
Jul 5 3-4 pm 1 “From Resident to a Faculty” Dr. Iqbal
Jul 5 and 12 4-5 pm 2 The Basic Clinical Interview Dr. Occhiogrosso
July 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
1-2 pm 6 Emergency Psychiatry Dr. Gaveras / Dr.Toteja
July 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
2-3 pm
1-3 pm, 1-2 pm and 1-3 pm
6 Psychopharmacology Dr. Daglyan
July 12 and 19 1 – 3 pm 4 Psychopharmacology – The clinical art of prescribing and How to start using EBM in the unit Dr. Flesher
July 12 – September 6th 1-3 pm 10 Essentials of Rapport building - MSE Dr. Berkowitz
October 11 and November 1 and May 2 1-2 pm 3 KCH Instruction modules Dr Quick/Ms. West
October 18 and 25 2-3 pm 2 Teaching how to teach Dr. Myers
November 1 and 8 1-2 pm 2 Losing a patient to Suicide Dr. Myers
Aug 16 – Sep 13 3 – 5 pm 10 Faculty interview Drs. Myers, Friedman, McCarthy, Occhiogrosso and Schooler
September 13 – October 25 2-3 pm 8 Phenomenology in Psychiatry Dr. Ramshankar
Sep 20 – Jan 3 3 – 5 pm 24 Peer interview Dr Occhiogrosso
Nov 8- Dec 13 2 – 3 pm 5 Bio psychosocial formulation Dr. Feola
December 6 and 13 1 – 2 pm 2 Introduction to Addiction Dr. Whitley
January 3 – February 7 1-2 pm 6 History of Psychiatry Dr. McCarthy
Nov 2,9 and 16 1 – 2 pm 3 Introduction to Child Psychiatry Dr. Galanter
Nov 9- Dec 14 2 – 3 pm 5 Bio psychosocial formulation Dr. Feola
Jan 10 and 17 3-4 pm 2 Sexual history Taking Dr. Friedman
Jan 25 – Mar 18 2 – 4 pm 14 Psychiatric aspects of General Medical Conditions Dr. Viswanathan
January 10 and 17 3-4 pm 2 Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry Dr. Abhishek Jain
January 10 – February 28th 4-5 pm 8 Overview of psychotherapy Dr. Myers
March 7 – March 28 4-5 pm 4 Introduction to Geriatric Psychiatry Dr. Reinhardt
Feb 14 – Mar 28 1-2 pm 7 DSM 5 classification of psychiatric disorders Drs Rahman and Kirsten
Mar 21 – Apr 11 2-4 pm 8 APA and Maudsley Guidelines Drs Rahman and Kirsten
Apr 4 1-2 pm 1 Risk assessment in Child Psychiatry Dr. Rahman
April 11 – April 25 1-2 pm 3 Introduction to Child Psychiatry Dr. Galanter
April 18 – May 9 2-3 pm 4 Introduction to Research Dr. Pato
Jan 4- Jan 25 4- 5pm   First Episode Psychosis TBD
TBD 1-3 pm 2 Neuroimaging Dr. Velayudhan
April 18 and 25 3-4 pm 2 Sensory modulation Suzanne White
May 23 1-3 pm 2 Resident and Physician wellness Dr. Myers
TBD 2-3 pm 3 Introduction to SW Ms. Salimeri
TBD 2-3 pm 2 Peer Counseling Mr Graylin Riley
Dates Time Hours Title Instructor (main) Room
July 5 – August 23 9 – 10.15 5 Psychopharmacology – Introduction to Neurobiology Dr. Ramshankar R 6045
August 9 – October 25 10.30 to 12.00 12 Research Methodology course Dr. Michele Pato, Dr. Meyers, Dr. Sales R6045
September 13 – October 25 9 – 10.15 9 Clinical trials Workshop Dr. Schooler R 6045
July 5 – September 6 1-2 pm 10 Child Psychiatry Dr. Galanter and Team Classroom 8B
July 19 and August 2 9 am – 12 pm 6 Subjective experience of psychosis    
Jul 6 – Aug 23   3 – 5 pm 10 Forensic Psychiatry Dr. Jain and Dr. Winkler Classroom 8B
Jul 6 – Aug 23 2-3 pm 8 Emergency psychiatry Dr. Gaveras, Dr. Toteja et al Classroom 8B
July 26 – October 25 4 – 5 pm 10 Geriatric Psychiatry Dr. Reinhardt et al Classroom 8B
September 13 – December 13th 10.30 – 12.00 12 Human Development Dr. Hittelman CCR
August 30 – October 11th 2 – 4 pm 10` CL Psychiatry Dr.Vis, Dr. Tusher and Dr. Ostrovskaya Classroom 8B
October 18 – February 7th 2 – 3 pm 11 Psychodynamic theories Dr. Iqbal PHP
November 1 – December 13 9.00 – 10.15 6 Psychopharmacology of Psychosis/Schizophrenia Dr. Chin/Dr. Ramshankar R 4041
January 3 – Mar 7th 9.00 – 10.15 12 Addiction psychiatry Dr. Whitley and Team R 6045
Jan 17 - Mar 14 10.30 – 12.00 15 Becoming a therapist Dr. Friedman CCR
TBD TBD 4.5 SBIRT TBD TBD
October 18 – November 8th 3 – 4 pm 4 Cognitive remediation Dr. Kamarajan Classroom 8B
November 15 3 – 5 pm 2 Research methods in Human Neuroscience Dr. Kamarajan Classroom 8B
Mar 3 – Mar 14 2 – 4 pm 6 Ethics Dr. Leeman Classroom 8B
December 6 – February 28 3 – 5 pm 18 Peer interviewing II (Advanced diagnostic interview and formulation) Dr. Huangthaisong R5024
January 10 and 17 3 – 5 pm 4 Public Psychiatry Dr. Arkaprava Deb Classroom 8B
March 28 (TBD) 2 - 4 pm 2 Neuroimaging Dr. Velayudhan Classroom 8B
Apr 4 – May 9 2 – 3 pm 6 Personality disorders Dr. Feola Classroom 8B
May 23 - June 6th 9.00 – 10.15 4 Cultural Psychiatry Dr. Vis R 6045
March 28 – May 23 10.30 - 12.00 12 Supportive Psychotherapy Dr Myers CCR
April 18 to May 9 9.00 – 10.15 5 Neuropsychological testing Dr. Tsakanikas R 6045
Mar 8- Apr 12 9.00 – 10.15 6 Motivational interviewing Dr. Branch R 6045
March 14 – April 11th 9.00 – 10.15 6 Genetics of psychiatric disorders Dr. Meyers and Dr. Fanous R 6045
May 23 1-3 pm 2 Resident and Physician wellness Dr. Myers TBD
May 2 and May 9 3 – 5 pm 4 Psychological testing Dr. Shmerler Classroom 8B
April 4 – April 25 3 – 4 pm 4 Special topics in Psychopharmacology Dr. McCarthy Classroom 8B
TBD TBD 2 Ethics Special population Geri and Child Fellows Classroom 8B
May 30 and June 6th 1-3 pm 3 Psychopharmacology CAP Dr Toteja Classroom 8B
September 13 – June 6th 1 – 2 pm   Journal Club Variable mentors Classroom 1B
December 13, February 28, March 28 and April 25th 1-2 pm 4 In The Media – Journal Club Dr Pato/Dr Meyers Classroom 1B
January 31 and May 30 1 – 3 pm 4 Psychodynamic Case Conference Dr. Iqbal PHP
Dates Time Hours Course Name Instructor Room
July 5th to October 25th 8.30 – 9 am 7.5 Rounds with Dr. H Dr. Huangthaisong CCR
Jul 19 and August 2nd  1 – 4 pm 6 Psychodynamic diagnosis Dr. Garrett R 4041
July 5th – Mar 7th 9-10.15 am 30 CBT Supervision Dr Friedman CCR
Jul 5th – Jun 6th (Except Holidays) 10.30 am – 12.00 pm 60 One way mirror psychodynamic interviewing Dr. Green R 4041
September 13th – June 6th 1 – 2 pm   Journal Club Variable mentors Classroom 1B
December 13th, February 28th, March 28th and April 25th 1-2 pm 4 In The Media – Journal Club Dr Pato/Dr Meyers Classroom 1B
July 6th – November 15th 2 – 3 pm 9 Psychopharmacology case vignettes Dr. Huangthaisong Richard D Levere Conference room 
August 26th 9 am -5 pm 7 PTSD Workshop Dr. Cukor Richard D Levere Conference room 
August 9th - October 25th 2 – 3 pm 10 Neurobiology of mood and anxiety Dr. Coplan Richard D Levere Conference room
October 25th – November 15th 3- 4 pm 4 Neurobiology of schizophrenia Dr. Fanous Richard D Levere Conference room
September 13th – December 13th 4- 5 pm 10 Long term Psychodynamic psychotherapy Dr. Myers Richard D Levere Conference room 
October 11th – December 6th 2-3 pm 5 CL Psychiatry Dr. Vis Richard D Levere Conference room 
December 13th 2-4 pm 2 Ethics in CL Psychiatry Dr. Vis Richard D Levere Conference room 
January 3rd – January 31st 2 – 3 pm 5 Treatment Resistance Conditions in psychiatry Dr. McCarthy Richard D Levere Conference room 
February 28th and March 28th 3 – 5 pm 4 Public Psychiatry Dr. Arkaprava Deb Richard D Levere Conference room 
March 7th – May 9th 2-3 pm 10 Human Sexuality Dr. Friedman Richard D Levere Conference room 
March 14th – June 6th 9 am – 10.15 am 12 Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing Dr. Myers CCR
April 4th – May 9th 4- 5 pm 6 Suicide: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Dr. Myers Richard D Levere Conference room 
May 23rd 1-3 pm 2 Resident and Physician wellness Dr. Myers TBD
TBD 2 – 3 pm 3 Psycho-pharmacology of Addiction TBD TBD 
May 2 – 4 pm 4 Ethics Dr. Truton/Dr. Klitzman TBD
Dates Time Slot Sessions Course Name Instructor Room
July 5th - Sep 6th 1- 2pm 10 Psychopharmacology case vignettes Dr. Huangthaisong Classroom 1B
July 19th – August 2nd 3- 4 pm 4 Human Sexuality Dr. Myers Classroom 1B
August 16th 1 -5 pm 4 Advanced CBT workshop Dr. Cukor Classroom 1B
September 6th 1-3 pm 2 Collaborative Care in Psychiatry Dr. Anna Ratzliff (Guest) Classroom 1B
September 13th  to November 15th 1 – 3 pm 10 Psychopharmacology clinical case discussions Dr Coplan Classroom 1B
Sep 21- Nov 30 2-3 pm   Psychopharmacology clinical case discussions Dr. McCarthy Classroom 1B
October 18 and 25th 4 -5 pm 2 Careers in psychiatry Dr. Feola Classroom 1B
September 6th – December 6th   3- 4 pm 10 Couples Therapy Dr. Myers Classroom 1B
November 1st and 8th (TBD) 4 -5 pm 2 Psychopharmacological updates in Demnetia Dr. Reinhardt Classroom 1B
TBD 4-5 pm 1 How to give a great Grand rounds Dr. Pato Classroom1 B
TBD 2-3  pm 2 Neurology – Dementia Dr Moreno Classroom 1 B
TBD 3 – 4 pm 1 Neurology – Headaches and Facial Pain Syndromes Dr Y Anziska Classroom 1 B
TBD 2 – 4 pm 2 Neurology – Seizures Dr Arthur Grant Classroom 1B
TBD 2 – 4 pm 2 Neurology – Movement Disorders Dr Cabassa Classroom 1 B
TBD 3-4 pm 1 Neurology –Stroke Drs. Baird and Marchidan Classroom 1B
TBD 2 – 4 pm 4 Ethics Dr Truten Classroom 1 B
May 23rd 1-3 pm 2 Resident and Physician wellness Dr. Myers TBD
TBD 3- 4 pm 4 Administrative psych Dr. Merlino Classroom 1 B
January 31s – February 28th 4- 5 pm 4 Adult ADHD Dr Feola Classroom 1 B
TBD 4 – 5 pm 3 Integrative Care Dr Salimi Classroom 1 B
TBD 4-5 pm 4 FEP Dr Salimi Classroom 1 B
TBD 3 – 4 pm 2 Palliative/End of Life Care Dr. Porosnicu Classroom 1 B
TBD 1 – 2 pm 10 Family Therapy TBD Classroom 1 B
Apr 5 – Apr 26 1- 3 pm 8 Hypnosis Dr. Viswanathan Classroom 1 B
Mar 1 – Mar 15 3-4 pm 3 Psychopharmacology of Autism, OCD and anxiety in CAP Dr. Toteja Classroom 1 B
September 13th – June 6th 1 – 2 pm   Journal Club Variable mentors Classroom 1B
December 13th, February 28th, March 28th and April 25th 1-2 pm 4 In The Media – Journal Club Dr Pato/Dr Meyers Classroom 1B
January 31st and May 30th 1 – 3 pm 4 Psychodynamic Case Conference Dr. Iqbal PHP
 TBD 2 – 4 pm 2 Maintenance of Certification and Lifelong learning Dr. Pato BSB 2-95

 

Holidays in 2015-2016:
07/02/15 – No classes
10/1/15 – PRITE
10/8/15 – IPS
11/26/15 – Thanksgiving
12/17/15 – Mid Year Review
4/7/2016 – Columbia Psychotherapy Exam
5/26/16 – End of Year review
6/16/16 – Annual Program Review and last day of classes