home study plan

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”

-Maya Angelou

What is this plan and what is expected?

Welcome to the PCLS Home Study Plan at the ready for those who will be starting their self-study endeavors at home. [Introduction Blurb]

Each reading is provided as .pdf. You can use any Qbank for the questions. The program recommends BoardVitals which is available for free via the library. 

At the end of each day will be a self evaluation (button says "Attest") which is essentially a google form that will allow for reflection of learning for the day and upload of aforementioned PDF of QBank questions you've completed for that day. The "Attestation" Evaluation and Assessment Form will send your reflection to the program director and the CCC chairs. 


Areas evaluated will include Knowledge, Professionalism, and Interpersonal Communications.

 If there are any questions, please utilize either feedback links at the footer of this Webpage. Happy studying.


  • All objective are adapted from 28 Day Home Study Program.

  • Improve fundamental psychiatric knowledge.

  • Demonstrate safety assessment evaluation in a psychiatric patient.

  • Describe typical illness scripts for DSM-5 addiction disorders.

  • Describe basic approach to evaluation of patient with neurological disorder.

  • Describe management of patient with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder.

PCLS - Week 1 - Psychotherapy





ER Consult Liaison


  • Emergency Psychiatry

  • The Suicidal Patient

  • The Last Psychiatrist

  • Suicide Risk Screening in the Hospital


  • Psychiatry Interviewing Exploring Suicidal Ideation

Extra Credit

  • Psych D/o and suicidality in ICU

  • Psychodynamic Intervention in Crisis

Check your Learning

  • Chapter 6&8



  • Psych Consults to Med/Surg Pts

  • Coping w/ Medical Illness and Psychotherapy of the Medically Ill

  • Difficult Patiens

  • Taking Care of the Hateful Patient

  • The Problem Patient Modest Advice for Frustrated Clinicians


  • The Association of Coping to Physical and Psychological Health Outcomes

Extra Credit

  • Identifying and Addressing the Hidden Reasons Why Patients Refuse D/C from Hospital

  • The Doorway PE: What every psych resident should know.

  • Biopsychosocial Grid

  • Liaison Psych and Psychosomatic Medicine

Check your Learning

  • Chapter 1, 2, and 3



  • Delirious Patients

  • Acute Brain Failure


  • ICU Delirium

Extra Credit

  • CAM ICU Training Manual

  • CAM ICU Pocket Card

  • Association of Delirium Response and Safety of Pharm. Interventions

  • Cochrane Review of Antipsychs for Tx of Delirium

  • Pulm Crit: No More Antipsychotics for Tx of Delirium.

Check your Learning

  • Chapter 4

Substance Use Disorders


  • Patients with AUDs

  • Patients with SUDs

  • Substance Use Intoxication and Withdrawal in the ICU


  • N/A

Extra Credit

  • Novel Algorithms for the ppx of Alcohol Withdrawal

  • Assessment and Mngt of Toxidromes in Critical Care

  • Role of Gabapentin in the Management of Alcohol Withdrawal

Check your Learning

  • Chapter 16 & 35

  • NCC Psychiatry Residency Network


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