Psychiatric Leadership and the Clinical Team: Simulated In Vivo Treatment Planning Performance as Teamwork Proxy and Learning Laboratory
Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Volume 27, Number 5, May 2000 , pp. 313-337(25)
Leadership is an important consideration at many levels within behavioral healthcare systems. The authors developed a training program in a large public hospital system that focused on psychiatric leadership and clinical team functioning. In a learning laboratory format, they used videotaped patient simulations as a stimulus for multidisciplinary treatment planning sessions. Structured self-assessments were performed using a preliminary Scale for Leadership Assessment and Team Evaluation (SLATE). Videotaping the sessions provided an additional team self-assessment tool. Other educational activities supplemented the sessions, and teams proposed steps for transferring their learning to other units. The authors emphasize that leadership must foster team learning, which involves developing adaptive capacities and applying them to new clinical situations.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Services Coordinator, Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medica 2: Chief Psychologist, Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, and Associate Professor, Illinois School of Professional Psychology 3: Director of Residency Training and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago 4: Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Publication date: May 1, 2000