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General Residency Program

Supervision and Mentorship

All clinical rotations include individual supervision of clinical work by faculty.  In addition, psychotherapy training includes the assignment of a supervisor from the full-time faculty or from practicing psychiatrists in the community. We enjoy an excellent relationship with the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, which generously provides many of their own faculty members for supervision of psychotherapy cases and didactic instruction. The psychoanalytic faculty members also serve as adjunct faculty at the University.

Each class also has a faculty advisor who meets with the class for lunch once a month to discuss nonclinical issues of interest to the residents.  Class advisors guide residents through transition periods, serve as class advocates, and provide a forum for discussion of personal and group issues.

Residents in the special Research Track and Educator Track choose faculty mentors to guide them through those aspects of training.  Other residents also have the option of arranging individual mentor relationships with faculty.