The trainee will be expected to have an understanding of the audit cycle and carry out at three-four audit projects during their training in Medical Psychotherapy and General Psychiatry.
The trainee will be expected to familiarise themselves with the literature in relation to the evidence base and research in their respective sub-specialties. The methodological strengths and weaknesses of the relevant literature should be familiar.
The issues surrounding the evidence base and comparison between different models of psychotherapy should be familiar. The trainee should be aware of current psychotherapy outcome measures and their strengths and limitations and should be able to appraise the literature critically.
The dissertation for the Foundations of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy D58 course may be used as the basis for a research paper.
The dual trainee will attend the Psychological Services Senior Management Group Meeting in SEPT or other committee meetings during their placements to compare the different ways teams and Trusts work and to observe the different organisational contexts and their influences.
A clinical governance perspective on psychotherapy service delivery including the economic aspects of care systems will be incorporated throughout the programme.
The trainee will be expected to attend Deanery and national management courses at points in their training which are relevant to their needs.