I Clinical/Psychotherapy Track

All fellows receive didactic and clinical training in individual, group, and family therapy, using a variety of therapeutic modalities.

The Clinical/Psychotherapy track provides the opportunity to explore therapy in more depth. First year fellows not on the psychotherapy track follow one long-term psychotherapy patient. In their second year, they see psychotherapy patients for six billable hours. Faculty members and therapists in the community provide weekly individual psychotherapy supervision. Fellows on the Clinical/Psychotherapy track have additional psychotherapy experience as follows:

Year 1

  • Two long-term psychotherapy patients (one younger patient for play therapy, one adolescent patient for insight oriented therapy) seen weekly
  • weekly individual supervision with a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division
  • mentoring available to fellows with interest in writing a paper or presenting on a topic related to psychotherapy (e.g., psychoanalytic case report, psychobiographical study, etc.)
  • opportunity for membership in NM Psychoanalytic Society www.nmpsychoanalytic.org, which holds conferences throughout the year

Year 2

  • Six billable hours of psychotherapy patients seen weekly
  • opportunity to co-lead a therapy group (social skills, Motivational Interviewing, etc.)
  • continuation of work with same or different faculty psychotherapy supervisor
  • addition of second psychotherapy supervisor from UNM faculty, or psychiatrist or psychologist in the community
  • elective time of ½ day per week for 4 months may be devoted to scholarly activity on a topic related to psychotherapy
  • continued opportunity for membership in NM Psychoanalytic Society