What Would You Do If Your Board Patient Said, I dont want a lobotomy?
As promised, here is another very detailed exam account. It describes the live patient interview blow-by-blow. It truly conveys the candidate’s thought processes and emotional experience of the exam. I think it is must reading especially for candidates who have yet to take the exam the first time. I am grateful to the writer for her important contribution.
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A Must Read Detailed Psychiatry Part 2 Exam Experience
Since so many of our Beat The Boards! Course Participants just took their Part 2 Exam in Portland, I want to share with you their exam experiences. I start off with one psychiatrist’s experience today and add another post Friday. I think you’ll find these write-ups extremely valuable reads.
How To Quickly Establish Rapport With Your Psychiatric Patient
Here are four simple approaches to greatly and quickly improve your rapport with your patient during the psychiatric interview. When you’re done reading, please add a comment, sharing your own effective psychiatric interviewing approach. Thanks.
Super Simple Way to Organize Your Assessment of Substance Use
Let me be frank with you. The spectrum of psychopathology that I observe the greatest assessment weaknesses in during the psychiatric interview is in the assessment of Substance Use Disorders. You should know by now that I am into making things so simple that you can NOT help but to do a good job. This is at the heart of my entire teaching philosophy. Read this and make up your own mind.
The Three Other Patient Types Who Deny Receiving Psychiatric Treatment
Last week I wrote about the most common patient type (based on my experience) who denies being in psychiatric care – the patient with Schizophrenia. Today I discuss the three other patient types who makes such denials. Can you guess who they are?