About the profession
The residency programme aims to acquire professional competences in the field of all kinds of mental deviations and disorders in terms of the application of medical methods of treatment and diagnosis, the psychological characteristics of the doctor's activities and patient’s behavior, the development of psychological methods of treatment and rehabilitation of patients and psychotherapy, psychological aspects of hygiene, prevention, diagnostics. The specialty implies the training of a psychotherapist with clinical thinking, who is well-oriented in a complex pathology, has in-depth knowledge of related disciplines. All people are exposed to stress; it is fertile soil for mental disorders, which can develop a little later. Therefore, the help of a psychotherapist is in demand.
The educational residency programme "Psychotherapy" is developed for people with higher medical education, aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders without the use of medicines. The training is practically oriented and aimed at the formation of system knowledge and professional competences that allow conducting diagnostic research and therapy.
Medical residents are distributed to the units of the clinical sites of the department, where, under the guidance of professors of the department, they have the opportunity both to expand their knowledge and see its application in practice. Students analyze clinical events and this provides the opportunity to obtain a wealth of clinical experience during residency training.
A graduate of the residency programme is a highly qualified specialist, who can apply modern high-tech methods of diagnosis and treatment and carry out therapeutic, diagnostic, research activities, engage in private medical practice. Graduates of the programme have the opportunity to work in psychiatric hospitals, polyclinics, research and practical centers. Upon completion of the residency programme, the students have the opportunity to enroll in the postgraduate programme on the specialization “Psychiatry”.