Teaching psychological processes and psychotherapy to medical students

Rob Selzer, Steven Ellen, Robert Adler

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Objective: Psychiatrists are in a key position to teach medical students about psychotherapy. Whilst at first it may appear a formidable task, it need not be so. It should however, have applicability to the bulk of students, who will not go on to psychiatry training. Conclusions: We outline some potentially useful strategies to help clinicians teach aspects of psychotherapy to students: making it easy and relevant, illustrating the broad applications of psychological concepts, introducing cultural references, as well as appreciating that assessment can drive learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2015


  • Medical education
  • Psychotherapy
  • Students

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