Training & Education

In collaboration with IDRAAC and Balamand University, MIND offers clinical training in a multidisciplinary team setting. Training is provided in our outpatient clinics, inpatient units as well as research units. Training is tailored to one’s background.

We provide training for
  • Medical students
  • Medical interns
  • Medical residents
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
Accreditation of the training by MIND
  • Official Certificates are provided by MIND/IDRAAC upon completion of the training module.
    • For Clinical training, accreditation and certification is by the Balamand University, Faculty of Medicine.
    • For Research training, the accreditation and certification is by IDRAAC.
  • The duration of the training varies from one student to another and from one module to another.
Medical students, interns and or residents

MIND's members have trained medical students interns and residents from diverse universities in Lebanon and abroad. The training offers: clinical rounds, case presentation and discussion, continuous education through conferences and workshops, seminars, journal clubs, assigned readings, research and supervised practice.

Training of Medical students, interns and residents is conducted in conjunction with the University of Balamand's Medical School and St. George Hospital University Medical Center.

 

Didactic sessions:
These include a series of seminars, educational audio-visual sessions, lectures, group-meetings, journal clubs, conferences and grand-rounds. They cover topics of major importance such as general psychopathology, pharmacology, psychotherapy, psychiatric epidemiology, case studies, reviews of literature, and critical discussions on specific clinical cases or specific findings.

Supervised observation and clinical practice:
Supervised observation and clinical practice of the trainees is ensured through regular group-meetings and group-discussions, through direct observation of the trainee's work by senior clinicians, and through written feedback and comments also provided by examining the reports and other written work that is required from them on a regular basis. The clinical work spans over several areas: acute inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient psychiatric care, emergency room, and consultation liaison.

Psychologists: graduates with a master's, doctoral and postdoctoral degree

MIND trains psychology students (MA, PhD, D.E.S.S. or PsyD) from a diversity of universities in Lebanon and abroad, in association with both the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology located at St. George Hospital University Medical Center and at the University of Balamand, Faculty of Medicine.

MIND's training of psychology students offers structured training that includes clinical rounds, case presentation and discussion, continuous education through conferences and workshops, seminars, journal clubs, assigned readings, research and supervised practice.

Training is tailored to match the candidate’s academic level, and, where possible, aims to accommodate topics of special interest to the candidate.

MIND's clinical training program in Psychology is only offered to students enrolled in at least a Master’s  in Psychology program and who have completed the entire course-load related to psychopathology, clinical assessment, formulation and diagnosis. This training is organized into three independent modules adjusted to the educational needs and requirements of the candidates. 

- Module 1- Clinical assessment and formulation: this module focuses on practicing clinical interviewing techniques and skills building, case-formulation, and follow-up of patients based on knowledge of psychopathology-related attitudes.

 

- Module 2- Psychological testing and cognitive evaluation: this module focuses on clinical conceptualization of specific impairments  related to intelligence, attention, learning processes, using test administration and interpretation and translation into relevant data, psychological assessment tools, (IQ and other Cognitive components, Clinical scales…) and reports writing and elaboration as part of skills building.  It requires a pre-requisite course in cognitive development and theories of intelligence.

- Module 3- Psychotherapy: The Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology is in the process of putting together a one year formal training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT and its application to the treatment of several disorders. 

 

This program will fulfill the requirements for accreditation as set by the EABCT (European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy), in terms of teaching, practicum and supervision. 
The official language of teaching is English. 
This training aims to meet excellency in clinical knowledge, skills and attitude. 


It is in association with the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC) in Oxford, UK.

At the end of this one year training, candidates will be able to:

1- Complete the clinical assessments and conceptualization

2- Perform CBT interventions

3- Plan the therapeutic process

4- Work in a collaborative professional and ethical perspective

 
Nursing: undergraduate and postgraduate
MIND trains nursing students from several universities in Lebanon in association with the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St. George Hospital University Medical Center and Balamand University, Faculty of Health Sciences. MIND's training of nursing students follows the well recognized structured training offered at other well established academic centers: rounds, seminars, journal clubs, assigned readings, research papers, etc...

The training varies with the level of education and special interests of the candidate, keeping in mind the applicant's needs and time availability. It can vary from a one month (or more) rotation in the inpatient unit, to a more in-depth clinical training that may lead to the profession of psychiatry assistant.

MIND’S clinical training program for nurses focuses on diagnostic assessment and follow-up. It includes clinical interview skills, case conceptualization, based on the international classification of psychiatric disorders, basic principles of management (medication, hospitalization…) and follow-up of the clients.

Didactic sessions:
These include a series of seminars, educational audio-visual sessions, lectures, group-meetings, journal clubs, conferences and grand-rounds. These sessions cover topics that are of major importance, such as general psychopathology, psychiatric epidemiology, case studies, review of the literature, and critical discussions on specific clinical cases or specific findings.

Pharmacists
MIND trains pharmacy students from several universities in and outside Lebanon in association with the Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St. George Hospital University Medical Center and Balamand University, Faculty of Medicine. Such training follows the well recognized structured training offered at other well established academic centers: rounds, seminars, journal clubs, assigned readings, research papers, and supervised practice etc...

Training takes place in the psychiatric inpatient unit of St. George Hospital University Medical Center.

Application Procedure
The application file must include the following documents:
  • A statement of objectives.
  • A resume (curriculum vitae).
  • A copy of transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
  • A letter of recommendation from a university tutor or head of program.
  • A meeting with the applicant along with a review of his/her application file is also required.

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