The 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