Innovative Educational Initiatives to Train Psychodynamic Psychiatrists in Underserved Areas of the World

César A. Alfonso, Marco Christian Michael, Sylvia D Elvira, Hazli Zakaria, Rasmon Kalayasiri, Aida Syarinaz A. Adlan, Mahdieh Moinalghorabaei, Petrin Redayani Lukman, Mohammad San'ati, Katerina Duchonova, Timothy B. Sullivan

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Abstract

Psychodynamic psychiatry remains a challenging subject to teach in underserved areas, where enthusiasm to learn is substantial. Besides logistical and psychiatric workforce shortcomings, sensible cultural adaptations to make psychodynamic psychiatry relevant outside of high-income countries require creative effort. Innovative pedagogical methods that include carefully crafted mentoring and incorporate videoconferencing in combination with site visits can be implemented through international collaborations. Emphasis on mentoring is essential to adequately train future psychodynamic psychotherapy supervisors. Examples of World Psychiatric Association initiatives in countries such as Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, and Thailand are presented as possible models to emulate elsewhere.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-318
Number of pages14
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Low-income and middle-income countries
  • Psychiatric education
  • Psychodynamic psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy
  • Transcultural psychiatry

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