Brief Report

Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 293-296

First online:

A Pilot Use of Team-Based Learning in Psychiatry Resident Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Education

  • Bryan K. TouchetAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa Email author 
  • , Kim A. CoonAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa

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Demonstrating psychotherapy competency in trainees will test the resources of psychiatry training programs. The authors outline the phases of team-based learning (TBL).


The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa (OUCM-T), Department of Psychiatry reorganized its psychodynamic psychotherapy didactic course using TBL.


Team-based learning offers a promising alternative to traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy didactics, potentially increasing resident learning efficiency through a structured learning cycle emphasizing accountability to a learning team.