NM-PIC offers a comprehensive and in-depth curriculum of didactic training, typically as a weekly, two-hour video-conference training. Many topic areas will consist of a two to three part series of didactic trainings to allow for sufficient depth in those areas. Didactic trainings will be delivered by NM-PIC psychologist faculty as well as by other behavioral health professionals who are experts in the topic areas. Didactic topics may include, but aren’t limited to:

  1. Ethical and Legal issues, Ethics and Culture, Ethics and Immigration
  2. Clinical Documentation
  3. Intake Practices- mental status exams, psychosocial histories
  4. Clinical Supervision
  5. Psychological Assessment, including various assessment tools and cultural issues in assessment
  6. Leadership and Program Evaluation
  7. Psychology’s Role in Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  8. Psychopharmacology
  9. Trauma Informed Care
  10. Preparing for Postdoctoral Residency, the EPP, and licensure
  11. Working with Two Spirit Clients
  12. Navajo Culture and Behavioral Health
  13. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  14. Risk Assessment
  15. Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  16. Neuropsychology
  17. Neuropsychological Assessment
  18. Forensic Assessment
  19. Working with Refugees in New Mexico
  20. Suicide Assessment and Prevention