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Psychiatric leadership and the clinical team: simulated in vivo treatment planning performance as teamwork proxy and learning laboratory.

Authors
  • Fichtner, C G1
  • Stout, C E
  • Dove, H
  • Lardon, C S
  • 1 Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chicago 60601, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Administration and policy in mental health
Publication Date
May 2000
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
313–337
Identifiers
PMID: 10943017
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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