Program Director: Patricia Lewis DNP, RNCS
The goal of the Clinical Nursing Training Program is to provide clinical experience with a broad range of adults, adolescents, and children in a comprehensive ambulatory setting with multiple disciplines. The program provides high-quality training for masters level students.
The objective of the program is to provide an integrated understanding of the psychodynamic, socio-cultural, and biological perspectives of the etiology and treatment of mental illness.
The program provides:
- Training in the fundamentals of: assessment, including observation, communication and interviewing techniques; psycho-diagnostic history; mental status evaluation; psychodynamic formulation; differential diagnosis; and treatment planning
- Training in the fundamentals of clinical practice utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and group therapy
- Training in the fundamentals of biologic therapies
- Interdisciplinary seminars during the training year
- Multidisciplinary supervision during the training year