The Meadows has been hosting Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance psychiatry residents in a Trauma elective for nearly a year now. Dr. Shelley Uram – Senior Fellow at The Meadows who founded the program – supervises residents during this elective.
“My long association with Harvard and my passion for teaching was a natural evolution when this program was conceptualized,” says Dr. Uram. “And the Meadows’ expertise in trauma was the obvious fit for these residents to receive the best experience available.”
Residents receive intensive trauma education and exposure to progressive interventions. Immersion into this program includes some classic training by Pia Mellody and teaching/experiential work with other staff members around Somatic Experiencing, Neurofeedback, EMDR, EFT, mindfulness practices, trauma-informed yoga/tai chi, and a host of other cutting-edge interventions available at our expansive and newly launched Meadows Brain Center.
Dr. Uram assists residents in integrating the trauma theory/interventions, so they can incorporate this education into their current model of treatment prior to attending this elective.
Jim Dredge, CEO of The Meadows, says the collaborative relationship with Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance and The Meadows is extremely significant and one that is cherished. “This important collaboration allows The Meadows to share our methods and processes with Harvard/CHA psychiatry residents to provide them with the opportunity to further develop the treatments used at The Meadows.”
The response has been so overwhelmingly positive for both residents and Meadows staff members that there is now a waiting list for this elective.