Teaching Psychiatric Residents About Paraphilic Disorders
The author describes a program for psychiatric residents in evaluating patients with paraphilic disorders.
The program curriculum offers clinical education in paraphilic disorders and is organized by various perspectives within psychiatry, including the disease model, the life story, the dimensional perspective, and the behavioral perspective.
Graduates of this program generally find this clinical and educational rotation very useful in their future work.
To develop an effective teaching module for paraphilic disorders, programs need an interested and knowledgeable faculty and an adequate clinical experience.
Wise, T.N. (2010). Teaching psychiatric residents about paraphilic disorders. Academic Psychiatry, 34(5), 373-377. doi:10.1176/appi.ap.34.5.373.