Psychiatrist, Iranian Psychiatric Association, Tehran, Iran.
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Psychotherapy has long been an essential component of clinical psychiatry and many young physicians
choose to train in psychiatry residency programs in order to acquire necessary knowledge and skills, and become
competent psychotherapists. Recent advances in psychopharmacology and neuroscience, and growing
dominance of managed care and evidence-based medicine have had dramatic impacts on health care delivery
systems and clinical psychiatry practice. Despite these changes in the field of mental health, psychotherapy still
remains a crucial part of clinical psychiatry and comprises a great proportion of psychiatrists’ clinical practice.
Hence, accreditation agencies and regulatory bodies determine compulsory minimum requirements for
psychiatry residency programs to ensure that residents, at the end of their specialty training, can demonstrate
competence in managing their patients through applying different approaches of psychotherapy.
Type of Study: Research
Received: 2015/01/24 | Accepted: 2015/01/24 | Published: 2015/01/24
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