Resident Life: Lectures & Seminars

Lectures and Seminars

Every psychology resident participates in a required weekly didactic lecture-seminar series. This series is comprised of modules such as professional and ethical issues, diversity issues, diagnosis and assessment, supervision, consultation-liaison, empirically supported therapies, and psychopharmacology. The content of didactics varies with the changing needs and interests of the residents and faculty. Subjects have included interviewing and diagnostic skills, community psychology, therapeutic methods, neuropsychology, treatment of populations with diverse cultural and personal values, and interprofessional relationships.

In addition, journal clubs in each track meet once a month: general adult psychology, general child psychology, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation neuropsychology. Residents in the behavioral medicine and rehabilitation neuropsychology tracks will also participate in a weekly neuropsychology seminar. The rehabilitation neuropsychology resident will also participate in bi-monthly fact-finding exercises. Psychology residents are expected to attend ten journal clubs during the course of the year; they can of course attend as many as interest them. The journal clubs meet at various times, as arranged by the coordinator of each journal club.

Psychology residents may attend one or more elective seminars such as: a seminar on Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder taught by Michele Bedard-Gilligan, PhD and Kristen Lindgren, PhD or Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop and Seminar taught by Kate Comtois, PhD or residents may also join the psychiatry residents in seminars on Interpersonal Psychotherapy or Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy taught by various members of the regular and clinical faculty on a rotating basis. Residents are encouraged to attend lectures in the University of Washington community, including the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences).

Program Lectures and Seminars

Other Events and Learning Opportunities

  • Annual UW CAMS Training - Dates to be announced

  • DBT Training from 2021 — The DBT 2-Day Summer Workshop is in partnership with the DBT Lab and will be conducted entirely via Zoom this year. Although we greatly value in person instruction, we have come to recognize that remote instruction will provide the most predictability for everyone. Dates for the 2-Day Workshop and the seminar are below.


  • Wilbert E. Fordyce Lecture

    • 2021 Lecture cancelled due to Covid but we'll be back!
    • January 27, 2020 - Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH - Sustainable, Patient-Centered, Evidence-Supported, and Behaviorally-Focused Chronic Pain Management in Primary Care: What Will it Take to Move the Dial?
    • January 22, 2019 - Tonya M. Palermo, PhD - Psychological Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain: Maximizing Treatment Effects and Reach
    • January 6, 2018 - Michael John L. Sullivan, PhD - Psychological Risk Factors for Delayed Recovery Following Musculoskeletal Injury
    • January 10, 2017 - Mark P. Jensen, PhD - A Legacy of Clinical Mastery
    • February 26, 2016 - Lorimer Moseley, PhD - The Brain in Pain: from clinical observations to new treatments
    • January 7, 2015 - Francis J. Keefe, PhD - Coping with Chronic Pain: What We Know and What We Need to Learn


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