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Online Training of Psychotherapists Appears to Be Effective Adjunct
The June 16 issue of Psychiatric News discusses the role of e-learning. Eric Plakun, MD, associate medical director and director of admissions at the Austen Riggs Center is quoted in the article. Below are excerpts from the article. A PDF of the entire article can be found below.
“Online training doesn’t replace traditional learning that requires supervision and case discussion, but is a nice teaching tool to add to our toolbox,” said Plakun, who is the associate medical director and director of admissions at the Austen Riggs Center in Massachusetts
He added, “At Austen Riggs, we recently introduced free online psychodynamic CME in the hope this will be useful to clinicians who want to broaden and deepen their psychodynamic treatment skills—but it is clear to us this would require more than just taking the online course. Some kind of supervision and support would be an additional essential ingredient.”