PGY4/5 residents may be assigned for senior elective placements on the STAT Program on a full or part-time basis. This elective may be taken in conjunction with an elective in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or other electives.
The STAT Program provides a learning experience for students from a variety of disciplines including psychiatry, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy and social work. It provides for clinical exposure and an opportunity to develop personal comfort in working with patients with prominent and often complex interpersonal Axis II difficulties. An ongoing literature review and case rounds are undertaken with a focus on the diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with significant Axis II character pathology.
The Short Term Assessment & Treatment (STAT) Program is a multidisciplinary program located at the that provides day hospital and outpatient programs for patients requiring acute psychiatric intervention in the context of a focal crisis or destabilization, or who would otherwise benefit from short-term, intensive interventions. Patients referred to the STAT Program primarily present with Adjustment Disorders, Personality Disorder-based difficulties, and a range of comorbid diagnoses including Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders.