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This podcast is written and produced by psychiatry residents at the University of Toronto and is aimed at medical students and residents. Listeners will learn about fundamental and more advanced topics in psychiatry as our resident team explore these topics with world-class psychiatrists at U of T and abroad.

PsychEd: educational psychiatry podcast PsychEd

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This podcast is written and produced by psychiatry residents at the University of Toronto and is aimed at medical students and residents. Listeners will learn about fundamental and more advanced topics in psychiatry as our resident team explore these topics with world-class psychiatrists at U of T and abroad.

    PsychEd Episode 22: Psycho-Oncology Assessments with Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda

    PsychEd Episode 22: Psycho-Oncology Assessments with Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. 
     
    This episode is an introduction to the subspeciality of psychosocial oncology, focusing on 10 key content areas that you want to supplement your general psychiatric interview with. Along the way, we discuss the history of the field, contemporary controversies and useful interviewing techniques that can help with history collection, therapeutic alliance, and formulation. 
     
    Learning objectives:
    Gain familiarity with unique content areas to include in the assessment of patients with cancer Learn interview techniques to facilitate accurate and efficient history taking in this patient population  Increase knowledge around the concept of cancer-related distress and how it informs patient formulation, intervention, and DSM-5 Diagnosis  
    Host: Dr. Jordan Bawks, PGY4 in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
     
    Guest: Dr. Elie Isenberg-Grzeda, Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
     
    Timestamps for Content: 
    4-11minutes - History of Psycho-Oncology
    11- 14minutes –Distress Screening
    14- 16minutes – Overview of specific content areas in psychosocial oncology assessments
    15:50 – Cancer history
    20:10- Beliefs about illness
    24:00- Physical symptoms
    26:00- Body Image
    33:55- Coping
    38:30- Family Supports &
    41:00- Counseling on Cancer Disclosure to Family Members
    49:30- Work Disruption
    52:00- Religion & Spirituality
    57:30- Death, Dying, Prognosis
    1:04:45- Diagnostic dilemmas
    1:10:30- Closing thoughts 
     
     CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
     
    For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com. For more information visit our website: psychedpodcast.org.
     

    • 1 hr 15 min
    PsychEd Episode 21: Motivational Interviewing with Dr. Wiplove Lamba

    PsychEd Episode 21: Motivational Interviewing with Dr. Wiplove Lamba

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers Motivational Interviewing (MI) with Dr. Wiplove Lamba (staff psychiatrist), Dr. Anees Bahji (PGY5 resident), and Dr. Marlon Danilewitz (PGY5 resident) who we caught up with after their workshop on MI at the CPA annual conference in Quebec City. In addition to learning the basics about MI, Alex also volunteered to do a real-play with Dr. Lamba to demonstrate some MI techniques (and all in one take!).
     
    The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
     
    By the end of this episode, you should be able to…
    Define MI and its utility Appreciate some of the techniques that are used in MI to increase motivation Start to use some of these techniques with your patients  
    Guest staff psychiatrist: Dr. Wiplove Lamba
     
    Episode infographic by Nikhita Singhal
     
    Resources:
     
    MITI scale (available through google search)  
    Rollnick, S., Butler, C. C., Kinnersley, P., Gregory, J., & Mash, B. (2010). Motivational interviewing. Bmj, 340, c1900.  
    BMJ Learning: Motivational Interviewing Module  
    Youtube video of Carl Rogers interviewing Gloria   
    Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change by Miller and Rollnick (textbook)   
    MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers)  
    CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

    For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com.  For more information visit our website: psychedpodcast.org.
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    PsychEd Episode 20: Understanding rTMS with Dr. Jonathan Downar

    PsychEd Episode 20: Understanding rTMS with Dr. Jonathan Downar

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) with Dr. Jonathan Downar, a world expert and leading researcher on rTMS, and clinical fellow Dr. Jean-Phillippe Miron. In addition to learning the basics about rTMS, you will also be listening to Henry Barron’s first-hand experience with non-therapeutic rTMS treatment to help bring some of the learning principles to life.
     
    The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
     
    By the end of this episode, you should be able to…
    Understand generally how rTMS is conducted and some of the theory behind how it works Understand where rTMS fits in the treatment algorithm for depression and what kind of patient characteristics should be considered before initiating rTMS Appreciate the benefits, side effects and drawbacks of rTMS and how it compares to other depression treatments  
    Guest staff psychiatrist: Dr. Jonathan Downar, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of the MRI-Guided rTMS Clinic at University Health Network.
     
    CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

    For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com For more information visit our website: psychedpodcast.org.

    • 31 min
    PsychEd Episode 19: Applying Mental Health Legislation with Kendra Naidoo

    PsychEd Episode 19: Applying Mental Health Legislation with Kendra Naidoo

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast by medical learners, for medical learners. In this episode from our EPA mini-series on clinical skills we review the Ontario mental health act.
    Our guest expert is Kendra Naidoo, legal counsel at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.
     
    The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
    Review some of the history behind mental health legislation in Ontario. Discuss involuntary hospitalization, including criteria and relevant documentation. Understand capacity assessments and processes for substitute decision making. Discuss the role of Consent and Capacity Boards.  
    References/resources:
    A Practical Guide to Mental Health and the Law in Ontario Revised Edition, September 2016 Tips for completing the Form 1 under the Mental Health Act, by Patricia Cavanagh, MD FRCPC  
    CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
    For more Psyched, follow us on Twitter and Facebook @PsychEdPodcast. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com. For more information, visit our website: psychedpodcast.org.

    • 56 min
    PsychEd Episode 18: Assessing Suicide Risk with Dr. Juveria Zaheer

    PsychEd Episode 18: Assessing Suicide Risk with Dr. Juveria Zaheer

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. In this episode from our EPA mini-series on clinical skills, we comprehensively review the risk factors for self-harm and suicide and components of risk assessment.
     
    Our guest expert is Dr. Juveria Zaheer. She is a Clinician Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, and Education Administrator in the Emergency Department at CAMH. Her research focuses on suicide, gender and culture, and she is the lead author of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Clinician Handbook on Suicide Prevention.
     
    The learning objectives for this episode are as follows:
    Be familiar with the risk factors and predictors of suicide, as well as protective factor Be familiar with the components of a Suicide Risk assessment Be familiar with how to comprehensively document and communicate the risk assessment  
    Recommended Readings:
    Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Clinician Handbook on Suicide Prevention Includes safety plan, risk assessment template and clinical cases in the appendix Columbia-suicide severity rating scale (c-ssrs)  
    CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
     
    Credits note: Alex Raben provided audio-editing for this episode.

    For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com For more information visit our website:psychedpodcast.org.

    • 56 min
    PsychEd Episode 17: The Psychiatric Interview with Dr. Juveria Zaheer

    PsychEd Episode 17: The Psychiatric Interview with Dr. Juveria Zaheer

    Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. In this episode of our miniseries on psychiatric skills, we review the core content areas of a psychiatric assessment and look at techniques to improve interviewing efficiency, accuracy and alliance building. Our expert for this episode is Dr. Juveria Zaheer, a clinician-scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, ON. 
     
    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of the episode you, the learner, should...
    Have a clear understanding of the goals of a complete psychiatric interview and the general structure and content that should be covered Feel comfortable to begin to use techniques that will help you conduct a professional, compassionate, empathic, efficient, and accurate interview Be familiar with techniques you can use to facilitate information gathering in more challenging interviews 
    Episode Timepoints
    3:15 - Purpose of the psychiatric interview  6:30 - First content areas of the interview; introduction, ID, RFR, CC, HPI, ROS, Past Psych Hx 19:00 - Techniques and Strategies for Organized and Efficient Psychiatric ROS 26:00 - Details of Past Psychiatric History  29:30 - Past Medical History 31:00 - Substance Use History 33:30 - Medications
    34:20 - Family Psych History 36:25 - Personal and Developmental History (Content & Process discussion) 44:00 - Commonly missed areas including Legal/Forensic history 45:00 - Shift from content to process discussion “how to best manage a psychiatric interview” 49:00 - Self-care and monitoring  52:00 - Building rapport, therapeutic alliance, empathy  53:30 - Alex and Lucy reflect on their growth as interviewers over 4 years in residency  73:00 - Managing challenging interviews
    References and Resources
    1) Shea, S. C. (1998). Psychiatric Interviewing E-Book: The Art of Understanding: A Practical Guide for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Nurses, and Other Mental Health Professionals
    2) Carlat, D. J. (2016). The psychiatric interview: A practical guide. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
     
    CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
     
    For more PsychEd, follow us on Twitter (@psychedpodcast) and Facebook. You can provide feedback by email at psychedpodcast@gmail.com; For more information visit our website: psychedpodcast.org

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

jp012089 ,

So helpful!

As a newly graduated psych NP, was always so jealous of the learning opportunities residents around me had compared to my abbreviated education and have found this podcast to be a really helpful supplement. Thanks!!!

MS3 ☀️ ,

Very helpful!

This has been a great podcast to learn the basics of many different components of the psychiatric interview! I’ve loved the tips on how to ask questions and get the most out of an interview.

GRIDSOLO ,

Please continue more topics - panic disorder etc

Honestly the best psychiatry podcast I’ve encountered thus far, keep up the good work guys 👍🏾All the way from 🇧🇧

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