General Resident Seminars

The Tuesday Resident Seminar series is designed to give residents the basic fund of knowledge needed for a psychiatrist practicing today. The seminars are grouped into six disease modules, integrating basic sciences with clinical sciences. Two modules are taught each year over a three-year cycle. The series is called Psychiatric Disorders - Benchside to Bedside and includes modules on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and dementia. In addition, courses in psychological models, psychological testing, and personality disorders round out the Tuesday Resident Seminar Series. Specific titles for the last three years are listed below.


Date Title Lecturer
9/19/2017 Resident meeting
9/26/2017 Anatomy Daniel Mamah, MD
10/3/2017 Drug-Induced Psychosis Nuri B. Farber, MD
10/17/2017 Typical Antipsychotics Nuri B. Farber, MD
10/24/2017 Cancelled
10/31/2017 Genetics Sarah Hartz, MD, PhD
11/7/2017 Resident meeting
11/14/2017 Novel Antipsychotics Emily Mukherji, MD
11/21/2017 Rating Scales Ginger Nicol, MD
11/28/2017 Childhood Psychosis Angela Reiersen, MD
12/5/2017 Adverse Events Akinkunle Owoso, MD
12/12/2017 Phenomenology Akinkunle Owoso, MD
12/19/2017 Cognition Deanna Barch, PhD
12/26/2017 Holiday break
1/2/2018 Holiday break
Bipolar Disorder
1/9/2018 Phenomenology Charles Conway, MD
1/16/2018 Resident meeting
1/23/2018 Anticonvulsants Steven Mennerick, PhD
1/30/2018 Treatment of Treatment Resistant BAD Michael Jarvis, MD, PhD
2/6/2018 Epidemiology Anne Glowinski, MD, MPE
2/13/2018 Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder Joan Luby, MD
2/20/2018 Lithium Brendan O'Connor, MD
2/27/2018 Genetics John Rice, PhD
3/6/2018 Non-Lithium Treatment of BAD Charles Conway , MD
Personality Disorders
3/13/2018 Resident meeting
3/20/2018 Treatment of Personality Disorders: Principles of Treating PD Based on Psychobiology C. Robert Cloninger, MD
3/27/2018 Treatment of Personality Disorders: Practical Application of Psychobiological Principles in Treatment C. Robert Cloninger, MD
4/3/2018 Strengths and Weaknesses Assessment: The SWAN and E-SWAN Rating Scales for Describing High Functioning ADHD and Other Disorders James Swanson, PhD
Psychological Models
4/10/2018 Psychodynamic Assessment & Diagnosis: Psychoanalytic Character Diagnosis Andrew Chirchirillo, PhD
4/17/2018 Psychodynamic Assessment & Diagnosis: Developmental Levels of Personality Organization Andrew Chirchirillo, PhD
4/24/2018 Psychodynamic Assessment & Diagnosis: Primary & Secondary Defensive Processes Andrew Chirchirillo, PhD
Psychological Testing
5/1/2018 Introduction to Neuropsychological Testing Mandy Fong, PhD
5/8/2018 Mental Status Examination of Patients with Aphasia/Language Impairment Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
5/15/2018 Resident meeting


Date Title Lecturer
9/20/2016 Imaging in Dementia Gregg Day, MD
9/27/2016 SUD and Dual Disorders: Chicken , Egg, or Both Mark Gold, MD
10/4/2016 Muscarinic Cholinergic System Krista Moulder, PhD
10/11/2016 Parkinson's Disease Kevin Black, MD
10/18/2016 Resident Meeting Nuri B. Farber, MD and Melissa Harbit, MD 
10/25/2016 Non-AD Dementias, Dx, and DDx Nupur Ghoshal, MD, PhD
11/1/2016 Pathophysiology and Treatment of AD Gene Rubin, MD, PhD
11/8/2016 Healthy Aging, Early Impairment, Evaluation, Rating Scales John Morris, MD
11/15/2016 Psychosis and Agitation in AD and Its Treatment Eric Lenze, MD
11/22/2016 Glutamatergic System Steve Mennerick, PhD
11/29/2016 No Class
12/6/2016 Intellectual Disability John Pruett, MD, PhD
Substance Use Disorders
12/13/2016 Resident Meeting Nuri B. Farber, MD and Melissa Harbit, MD 
12/20/2016 Nicotinic Cholinergic System Krista Moulder, PhD
12/27/2016 No class
1/3/2017 Opiate System Julio Benardi, MD
1/10/2017 Endocannabinoid System Steve Mennerick, PhD
1/17/2017 Genetics and Epidemiology of Use Disorders Laura Bierut, MD
1/24/2017 Substance Use Disorders - Diagnosis Don Bohnenkamp, MD
1/31/2017 Neurobiology of Addiction Don Bohnenkamp, MD
2/7/2017 Resident Meeting Nuri B. Farber, MD and Melissa Harbit, MD 
2/14/2017 Alcoholism Dragan Svrakic, MD, PhD
2/21/2017 Treatment of substance use disorders Marcie Garland, MD
2/28/2017 Dopamine System Kevin Black, MD
Personality Disorders
3/7/2017 Introduction to assessment of personality and its disorder Nigel Lester, MD
3/14/2017 Personality assessment: case presentation/discussion Robert Cloninger, MD
3/21/2017 Personality assessment: case presentation/discussion Robert Cloninger, MD
Psychological Models
3/28/2017 Resident Meeting Nuri B. Farber, MD and Melissa Harbit, MD 
4/4/2017 A CBT Model for Problematic Worry Marcia McCabe, PhD
4/11/2017 Models of Psychopathology in Psychotherapy Barry Hong, PhD
4/18/2017 Psychotherapy for Combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Larry Shapiro, PhD
Psychological Testing
4/25/2017 Neuropsychological assessment part 1 Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
5/2/2017 Neuropsychological assessment part 2 Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
5/9/2017 Language/aphasia assessment Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
5/16/2017 Resident Meeting Nuri B. Farber, MD and Melissa Harbit, MD 


Date Title Lecturer
Unipolar Depression
9/22/2015 Treatment 1: Rating Scales; Practice Patient Jose Mathews, MD
9/29/2015 Treatment 2: Potential Pharmacological Treatments Nuri Farber, MD
10/6/2015 Treatment 3: ECT Pilar Cristancho, MD
10/13/2015 Treatment 4: Review of Antidepressants Eugene Rubin, MD, PhD
10/20/2015 Treatment 6: Rx-Resistant MDD, Augmentation Strategies Michael Jarvis, MD, PhD
10/27/2015 Anatomy of MDD Charles Conway, MD
11/3/2015 NE & 5HT Systems Steven Mennerick, PhD
11/10/2015 Animal Models of MDD Steven Mennerick, PhD
11/17/2015 Treatment 5: Treatment Guidelines & STAR-D Jose Mathews, MD
11/24/2015 MDD in Children and Adolescents Anne Glowinski, MD
12/1/2015 MDD in the Elderly Eric Lenze MD
12/8/2015 Genetics: 5HTT Laura Bierut, MD
12/15/2015 Suicidality in Youths Anne Glowinski, MD
12/22/2015 Treatment 7: rTMS, DBS & VNS Charles Conway, MD
OCD/Panic/GAD/Social Phobia
1/5/2016 GABA System Steven Mennerick, PhD
1/12/2016 Phenomenology, Epidemiology and Genetics Elliot Nelson, MD
1/19/2016 Pharmacological Treatments Michael Jarvis, MD, PhD
1/26/2016 Imaging and Anatomy Chad Sylvester, MD, PhD
2/2/2016 Anxiety in Children and Adolescents Kelly Botteron, MD
2/9/2016 Non-Pharmacological Tx (Therapy, TMS, Surgery) Elliot Nelson, MD
2/16/2016 Anxiety Symptoms in PD Kevin Black, MD
2/23/2016 Anxiety in the Elderly Eric Lenze, MD
Personality Disorders
3/1/2016 Development of Personality and Its Disorders I Robert Cloninger, MD
3/8/2016 Development of Personality and Its Disorders II Robert Cloninger, MD
3/15/2016 Development of Personality and Its Disorders III Robert Cloninger, MD
Psychological Models
3/22/2016 No class
3/29/2016 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder - part 1 Marcia McCabe, PhD
4/5/2016 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder - part 2 Marcia McCabe, PhD
4/12/2016 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Personality Disorder - part 3 Marcia McCabe, PhD
Psychological Testing
4/19/2016 Neuropsychological Testing Part I Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
4/26/2016 Neuropsychological Testing Part II Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP
5/3/2016 Assessment of aphasia in the mental status examination Robert Fucetola, PhD, ABPP