Psychiatry Residency Professional Training Programs

Focus on Education

  • Our residents benefit from one full day of protected didactic time per week.
  • Residents learn from lectures and seminars on multiple theoretical therapeutic approaches. Including, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, trauma informed psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness based psychotherapy
  • Our lecturers have expertise in a broad range of modalities, including psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatry, within a multidisciplinary context.
  • Postgraduate training is available on all ACGME-accredited psychiatry subspecialties (child and adolescent, addiction, geriatric, consultation-liaison and forensic).
  • Residents engage in faculty-mentored scholarly projects. Click here for a list of recent resident presentations, awards, and publications.

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Scientific Leadership and Distinguished Faculty

  • Our chair, Jonathan E. Alpert, MD PhD, is a nationally recognized clinician and researcher. He has received numerous recognitions for teaching, mentorship, and service from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare, American Psychiatric Association, and Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. His academic interests include innovative treatments for difficult to treat mood disorders, childhood onset depression, depression comorbid with other medical illnesses, multi-cultural mental health, drug-drug interactions, behavioral health integration, ethical issues in the conduct of human studies, and medical education, and is the author of over 200 publications. He joined Montefiore Einstein in April 2017 after 24 years at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he was Director of the Depression Clinical and Research Program and Associate Chief of Psychiatry responsible for outpatient, inpatient, and emergency services.
  • “Our deputy chair, Bruce Schwartz, MD, completed a distinguished year as President of the American Psychiatric Association (2019-2020) and will now serve as Immediate Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (2020-2023), where he will advance national advocacy for issues relevant to the patients and communities we serve.”
  • Our vice-chairman of education, Gary Kennedy, MD, has been president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and for more than 20 years has been listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America.”
  • Our chairman emeritus, T. Byram Karasu, MD, is the author or editor of more than 20 books, author or co-author of more than 100 papers, editorial board member of nine journals, editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Psychotherapy, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and he is listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America."
  • The division chief of our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry department, Audrey Walker, MD, pioneered the first child consultation-liaison fellowship training program in the nation.
  • Our Department produces groundbreaking research in obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism spectrum disorders under the direction of Eric Hollander, MD.
  • Carol A. Bernstein, MD, is Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Wellbeing, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Bernstein is a Past-President of the American Psychiatric Association and served the Association as Vice-President, Treasurer and Trustee-at-Large and as the chair of multiple committees. She is the recipient of the APA/NIMH Vestermark Award in Psychiatric Education and the APA Alexandra Symonds Award for contributions to the advancement of women in leadership and in women’s health.
  • Our faculty are leaders in psychiatric education and healthcare delivery, and mentor our residents as they publish and present at national and international conferences.
  • Click here for a full list of our faculty

Community Partnerships

  • Our focus on integrated, community-based care means our patients receive the best possible targeted and comprehensive treatment, and our residents learn about innovative and advanced methods of providing high-quality care.
  • Our school-based programs bring treatment to at-risk children and adolescents early in development.
  • We have a long history of partnering with public institutions to provide community-based care, from the Department of Health and Human Resources to public schools and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams.
  • We work with OnTrack NY, a specialty clinic that is focused on treating patients with first break psychosis.
  • Our program is well versed with community resources such as AccessVR, Bronxworks, and opportunities to visit community social organizations dedicated to supporting people with serious mental illness such as Fountain Club.

Pioneering Programs

  • Our Adolescent Depression and Suicide program is a unique outpatient program tailored to people age 12 through 20 and utilizing individual, family and group therapy and psychopharmacological intervention to specifically serve depressed and suicidal adolescents and their families.
  • Our robust and long-standing addiction program—one of the largest in the country—encompasses a methadone treatment program that also provides primary care services and HIV special care as well as a multimodal outpatient substance abuse treatment intervention.
  • Montefiore's experience coordinating care for patients across multiple care settings led to its designation by Medicare in 2011 as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO)—one of only 32 organizations in the nation and the only one in New York State.

Montefiore is uniquely positioned to provide expert training in trauma informed care. Given the unique history of the Bronx, including the Bronx fires, social inequity, and health disparities, trauma has had a significant impact on the community. We would like to celebrate the many wonderful trauma-informed efforts across the department focused on helping our community heal.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Trauma Healing and Resilience in Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) | Laurie Gallo, PhD
  • MBHC Trauma-Informed Care | Allison Glasgow, MD, Joana Mondal, LCSW
  • Racial, Ethnic, And Cultural Healing (REACH) Group | Ryan DeLapp, PhD
  • TGNB Consultation Team | Shaina Siber-Sanderowitz, LCSW
  • Collaboration with TransWellness Centers @ Montefiore | Aaron Breslow, PhD
  • Support for Undocumented Persons - Mental Health Taskforce | Dawn Colena, LCSW
  • Arts and Integrative Medicine (AIM) Program | Jenny Seham, PhD
  • Mapping Vulnerability and Privilege Tool | Shaina Siber-Sanderowitz, LCSW , Dr. Ana Ozdoba
  • Anti-Oppression and Structural Competency in Residency and Psychology Internship Training | Ana Ozdoba, MD, Simon Rego, PhD