Extreme Psychiatry | Ex Ψ

Improving communication skills and confidence in psychiatry

Extreme Psychiatrists

LogoAre you a doctor, keen to join up with the team as an Extreme Psychiatrist? Read on!

Applications for 2017 are now closed. Interviews will be on the evening of Tuesday 10th October 2017. If you’ve missed the deadline, don’t worry – you can still contact us to observe a session and apply to join in 2018-19. 

We’re always on the lookout for new talent: doctors who love to teach and are passionate about communication skills, people, and mental health issues.

In keeping with the spirit of Extreme Psych, we consider applications from doctors of all specialities. We are also happy to accept applications from non-psychiatrists with appropriate skills and experience, and if necessary would be able to provide additional teaching and support to ensure that psych knowledge is up to date.

Some teaching experience is helpful, though the team includes doctors with many teaching hours under their belts, who would be keen to help you improve your own teaching as the year went on.

You need to be able to commit to at least 6 of 8 sessions each term for a minimum period of an academic year. This may mean that you need to swap oncalls or work flexibly with colleagues to ensure you can attend.

Term dates this academic year are:

  • Team training: 17th October
  • Autumn 2017: 24th October-12th December inclusive
  • Spring 2018: 16th January –6th March inclusive
  • Summer 2018: 3rd April – 22nd May inclusive 

We like Extreme Psychiatrists to get to sessions by 5.15pm (ideally, 5pm), in order to meet the students and answer any questions before the lecture. You need to be able to stay until 7.45pm, to provide and receive team feedback. On alternate weeks, the debrief happens at a local coffee shop, and you may wish to stay for cake and chats.

As well as facilitating group work, you’ll mentor Actors and Peer Facilitators, and can help with the running of the course (very useful in your ARCP…).

If you’re interested in applying to be an Extreme Psychiatrist for 2018-19, please email us to observe a session extremepsychiatry@gmail.com