We provide clinical and research education of medical students, psychiatric residents and post-doctoral research fellows focused on evaluating the effectiveness of public behavioral health interventions, how effective behavioral health services can be disseminated and how behavioral health policies can be informed by the best available evidence.
Psychiatry Residency Education
PGY-II Social and Community Psychiatry Series – Duke Psychiatry residents in the PGY-II participate in a weekly seminar series. Part I focuses on systems of care for seriously mentally ill individuals. Part II focuses on forensic psychiatry. Topics include areas of forensic psychiatry encountered in general psychiatry practice.
Representative PGY-II Seminars
Part 1: Organization and Financing of Care
History of Care for Individuals with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
The Journey of Sylvia Frumkin in the Mental Health System
The Role of the Family in Caring for Adults with SPMI
Financing Mental Health Care
Cultural Issues in Mental Health Care
Topics in Psychiatric Epidemiology
Topics in Global Mental Health
Violence and Psychiatric Disorder
Part 2: Law and Psychiatry
Introduction to the Law & Legal System
The Psychiatrist as Expert Witness
Child & Family Forensic Issues
Violence Risk Assessments
Competency to Stand Trial
Insanity Defense/Criminal Responsibility
Capital Punishment & Psychiatry
Continuing Education Conferences
Duke AHEC Program—Seeks to help develop the behavioral health workforce in North Carolina through continuing education and technical assistance to providers across North Carolina through the Area Health Education Center Program. Programs are offered through the nine regional AHECs across NC. The focus is on disseminating and implementing evidence-based practices for rural and underserved populations. The program also sponsors educational experiences for trainees in community-based behavioral health settings.