Early use of telepsychotherapy in resident continuity clinics—our experience and a review of literature

Svetlana Famina, Ali A. Farooqui, Robert L. Caudill


Telepsychotherapy is an underutilized tool in training programs, and use of telepsychiatry often occurs in the later years of residency. This study evaluates the feasibility of early exposure to telepsychotherapy in residency continuity clinics and reviews the existing literature on the use of telemedicine in the training of psychiatrists. Feedback from the participating residents and patients was used to determine the benefit of such a training curriculum. The results of the feedback and evidence from the review of literature indicate that the early use of telepsychotherapy should be employed in psychiatric training.