Fellows spend three days a week in one field placement site throughout
the entire year. In many cases, that placement becomes the fellow's
job at the end of the fellowship year.
Field placement sites are carefully selected to provide in-depth knowledge
of how a particular mental health service works, and how the psychiatrist
as clinician/manager contributes to its effort.
The Fellowship has developed a list
of community mental health agencies
from which Fellows select a training site, and Fellows with special interest
can also choose alternative sites. In conjunction with a supervisor, who
is a responsible professional inside the training site, each Fellow negotiates
a contract to perform certain duties. The duties usually include participation
on a clinical team and a combination of direct patient care, supervisory
consultation, administration and program evaluation. Through direct patient
care Fellows have an opportunity to master the clinical skills specially
required by public psychiatrists. Through supervisory consultation and management
experience, Fellows have the opportunity to develop themselves as leaders
in a team-based clinical setting.
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This page was last updated on March 10, 2003