Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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Elective Opportunities

There is a great diversity of electives offered to residents, with the selection updated annually. The current elective areas of study are listed below. Additional electives may be designed to match individual residents' specific interests.

PENN Epilepsy Center Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic

University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services (C.A.P.S.)

Basic Neuropsychopharmacology Research

VAMC Outpatient Electives: PTSD Clinic, Polytrauma Clinic, Cognitive Remediation in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center, Homeless Outreach, Nursing Home Consultation, Illness Management and Recovery Group, Emergency Psychiatry

Family Psychoeducation/Therapy

DBT Group

Time-Limited Outpatient Group Therapy in a Clinic Setting

Adult Developmental Disorders

Adolescent Smoking Prevention Research

Practical Applications in Forensic Psychiatry

Mood Disorders Comprehensive Consultation Service (CCS)

Neuromodulation Therapies (TMS, VNS, DBS, and ECT)

Community Mental Health - Hall Mercer Outpatient Clinic

Women's Mental Health Clinic

Geriatric Psychiatry

Mood Disorder Research

Neuropsychiatry Clinic

Behavioral Medicine Pain Clinic

Community Psychiatry

Consultation Liaison Service

Sleep Disorders

Transplant Service Psychiatry

Treatment Research Center (Substance Abuse)

Clinical Trials Network (Substance Abuse)


Weight and Obesity

CBT in Schizophrenia

Inpatient Child Psychiatry


Movement Disorders

Self Psychology

Spirituality and Psychiatry

Beck Institute