At UCLA, we train residents in psychotherapy through a variety of clinical, didactic, and experiential learning modalities. We teach the full spectrum of psychotherapies from intensive short-term to long-term, from psychodynamic to cognitive-behavioral, from individual to group, and from couple to family-oriented. UCLA also has an active Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association (PCFA) with hundreds of volunteer faculty who have additional psychoanalytic training and have a passion for teaching psychotherapy and supervising residents.
Outside of UCLA, Los Angeles has a large psychoanalytic community with multiple local institutes that offer short and long-term training programs that residents are encouraged to pursue.
Core psychotherapeutic modalities are taught through a number of dedicated psychotherapy clinics during PGY-3 and 4. The following represents a sampling of these clinics (for a complete list, visit our Clinics page):
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic – General CBT using a transdiagnostic approach
- Anxiety Disorders Clinic – CBT for anxiety
- Psychosis Clinic – CBT for psychosis
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic / Trauma Recovery Services – Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
- Adult OCD Clinic – Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
- Child OCD, Anxiety, and Tic Disorders Clinic – Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), CBT for depression and anxiety
- Westside DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Clinic
- Attachment-Based Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (AB-ISTDP) and Accelerated Psychotherapy Clinic
- Family Therapy Clinic
- Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program
- Hypnosis Seminar