Classic textbook graphic of brain and spineThe Behavioral Science curriculum is coordinated by Chris Rule, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.  Mr. Rule makes presentations throughout the year, and he also arranges for experts on a wide variety of topics to make presentations to our residents.

The following list is not exhaustive, but it contains many of the topics we cover in a year’s time.

  • Introduction to Behavioral Health and Human Development
  • Interviewing and Communication Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Family Systems
  • Making the DSM Work for You
  • Physician Impairment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Management of the Most Common Psychiatric Issues in Primary Care
  • When Patient and Physician Values Conflict
  • Overview of Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mood Disorders:  Identification, Assessment, and Medical Management
  • Assessing and Managing Substance Abuse
  • Assessment of Adult ADHD
  • Assessing and Managing Somatization Disorder
  • Assessing and Intervening with Domestic and Family Violence
  • Assessing and Managing Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Assessing and Managing Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • Alcohol Abuse and Withdrawal
  • Assessment and Management of Dementia
  • Being a Guest in Your Patient’s Home
  • Patient Boundaries