Ep 78: Incorporating Psychotherapy in Psychiatry

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In this episode, Lauren dives into the discussion of incorporating psychotherapy into the practice of psychiatry. Discussing this hot topic with her is Dr. Carol Hekman, Dr. Joshua Pretsky, and Dr. Alan Chen. Their lengthy and impressive resumes are explained in detail at the beginning of the episode, but the sparknotes version of these impressive guests are below:

Dr. Carol Hekman is a practicing psychoanalyst and psychologist in Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Joshua Pretsky is a practicing psychiatrist at UCLA and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he is the founding director of the Concentration in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Dr. Alan Chen is a practicing psychiatrist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine and an Assistant Program Director of the University of Southern California.

Topics discussed are the importance of incorporating talk therapy into psychiatrist practice, what to look for in a residency program, and the optimal relationship between a psychologist and psychiatrist supporting a patient’s health goals. Words of wisdom are plentiful in this episode, check it out!

Episode produced by: Lauren Hekman

Episode recording date: 12/22/21

  1. Dr. Joshua Pretsky’s band and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Galactic-Ambassadors-429636204479640/
  2. Dr. Carol Hekman’s website: https://www.carolhekman.com/
  3. American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus Medical Student Interest Group: https://www.psychotherapymsig.org/
  4. Psychsign for students interested in psychiatry: https://www.psychsign.org/