E-Therapy & Training Future Psychiatrists

Research Paper Title

Therapy and E-therapy – Preparing Future Psychiatrists in the Era of Apps and Chatbots.

Background

In both Canada and the USA, residency includes learning about psychotherapy.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada mentions several psychotherapies in its training objectives and states that residents must “demonstrate proficiency in assessing suitability for and prescribing and delivering” such treatments, including cognitive behavioural therapy.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in the USA sets out competency frameworks and assessments for psychotherapy in psychiatry post-graduate education.

Yet on neither side of the 49th parallel is there mention of e-therapies in training requirements.

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Reference

Gratzer, D. & Goldbloom, D. (2020) Therapy and E-therapy – Preparing Future Psychiatrists in the Era of Apps and Chatbots. Academic Psychiatry. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40596-019-01170-3.

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