I am proud to announce that the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry will be sponsoring the second virtual group relations conference for psychiatry residents,
this May 20-23, 2021. The conference will be directed by Jeffrey D. Roth, MD, DLFAPA, who has been teaching our psychiatry residents about group and organizational dynamics
in a biweekly experiential process group for the last twenty years. The first conference, held last August for psychiatry chief residents, was organized to offer incoming chief
residents the opportunity to learn about authority and leadership, since they would be missing out on the CRLC (“Tarrytown conference”) which was canceled because of the pandemic.
Dr. Roth has been working with Dr. Bruce Schwartz, head of the CRLC, so that the virtual conference and the face-to-face Tarrytown conference, scheduled this year for September 10-12, 2021, would support each other. Together they offer us a model of leadership that is collaborative and cooperative, rather than competitive, providing us with hope that we have grown over the last four years.
Therefore, we encourage psychiatry residency programs to consider sending their incoming chiefs to the CRLC this September if possible. If for any reason, whether of travel or
pandemic restrictions, this is not feasible, please do consider sending incoming chiefs to our virtual group relations conference. We also anticipate opening membership in this conference to all psychiatry residents, fellows and early career psychiatrists based on the successful and enthusiastic reception of last year’s virtual conference by both staff and members.
Please use the conference email address firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to receive the conference brochure when it is available.
Deborah Spitz, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education and Academic Affairs
Director of Residency Training
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
The University of Chicago
5841 South Maryland Avenue MC3077
Chicago Illinois 60637
Phone 773 834 0294
Fax 773 702 4297