Res Dev Med Educ. 2021;10(1): 20.
doi: 10.34172/rdme.2021.020
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Designing a therapeutic model of personality biopsychological approach for personality difficulty: A new setting for psychiatric residents’ clinical education

Alireza Farnam 1,2* ORCID logo, Bahareh Deljou 3 ORCID logo

1 Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Research Center of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Working Group on Development of Knowledge of Psychiatry and Psychology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran


Subclinical personality difficulties are the source of many interpersonal problems, and it is necessary for psychiatry residents to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts of personality and personality disorders, including subclinical disorders. Clinical education is one of the most important aspects of medical students’ training. Improving the quality of this course is of particular importance. The services provided at the Personality Modulation Clinic of Razi Educational and Medical Center in Tabriz have been designed based on available scientific evidence and experiences for individuals with personality difficulties. The current research evaluates the effects of a new treatment known as the “Personality Biopsychological Approach” for individuals with personality difficulty for the first time given the absence of such an integrated and coherent program in clinical education. There are five main phases of study design: assessing patients’ needs, assessing psychiatric residents’ needs, formulating educational goals, the design of treatment model, and implementation. The current study found that society’s mental health is a top priority for national growth and development. Therefore, training psychiatrists in this field plays a crucial role in ensuring both individuals’ and society’s health and well-being. This study indicates that psychiatry residents’ acquaintance with this issue can increase their ability in the correct diagnosis and intervention in preventing the exacerbation of psychiatric disorders.
Keywords: Personality biopsychological approach, Personality difficulty, Clinical education, Personality modulation clinic
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Submitted: 26 Jun 2021
Revision: 13 Sep 2021
Accepted: 13 Sep 2021
ePublished: 18 Oct 2021
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