Dr. Laura Montgomery-Barefield
Training Director

Welcome to the UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology! Thank you for your interest in our training program. The decision regarding a residency program is a very important one. We provide a nuturing yet academically challenging experience. Our clinical learning environment promotes progressive responsibility in training, providing an outstanding general psychiatry training experience for residents and fellows. Residents learn in an environment that is committed to academic excellence and in clinical facilities that are state of the art. The multidisciplinary faculty are well-respected clinicians and researchers, many with national recognition for academic and clinical excellence. The clinical experience is challenging, diagnostically diverse, and prepares our graduates for any type of career in psychiatric medicine.

Psychiatry residents will graduate from our program with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to ensure competence in the six Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education General Competencies:  Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Care.  Additionally, prior to completion of the residency, psychiatry residents will achieve competency in five methods of psychotherapy:  Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Supportive, Brief and Combined Therapy.