In psychiatry, as in many other medical disciplines, training is shifting from an emphasis on testing factual knowledge towards a system based on continuing assessment and the acquisition of practical skills and competencies. Workplace Based Assessments in Psychiatric Training describes current approaches to these new assessment systems around the world, provides practical advice regarding their implementation and makes recommendations for future developments. The book opens with an overview and analysis of methods of workplace based assessments, followed by a review of the trainee assessment from the patient perspective. Chapters contain in-depth, detailed discussion of recent developments in Canada, Denmark, India, the UK and the USA. The book reviews both technical developments in assessment tools and techniques and the socio-political context within which these have taken place. With a practical focus and unique global perspective, this is a 'must buy' for anyone responsible for the supervision of psychiatric trainees.
Preface; 1. Workplace based assessments in psychiatry: setting the scene Amit Malik and Dinesh Bhugra; 2. Methods of workplace based assessments: an overview Amit Malik and Dinesh Bhugra; 3. Assessing the patient perspective Jim Crossley; 4. Experience of WPBA in the UK Andrew Brittlebank; 5. Assessing residents' competencies: challenges to delivery in the developing world: need for innovation and change Santosh Chaturvedi, Prabha Chandra and Jagadisha Tirthahalli; 6. In-training assessment: the Danish experience Charlotte Ringsted; 7. US experience of changing roles Richard Summers; 8. Assessment of psychiatric competence in the USA Joan Anzia and John Manring; 9. The Australian and New Zealand experience Christine Spratt, Philip Boyce and Mark Davies; 10. The Canadian experience Karen Saperson and Richard Swinson; 11. Workplace based assessment in psychotherapy: a Canadian experience Priyanthy Weerasekera; 12. Assessments and their utility: looking to the future Valerie Wass; Index.