In the last week of the rotation, a Reflection Paper on the experiences and learning within the rotation must be submitted
to Dr. Ballon. The purpose is for reflection on and synthesis of what you are taking away from the training (what is sticking
to you and why). It is a scholarly way to begin to develop self-awareness and self-assessment and to focus in on one's attitudes,
skills and knowledge. For those interested in academia, there is a leaning for including reflection documents as part of
teaching dossiers to help others understand your development as an academic.
In no less than 750 words (chosen to create about two pages worth of material to help you reflect in some detail - feel free
to do more!) describe 2-4 things that you have learned from this course that 1) will help treat patients with addictions and
current disorders and 2) helped you grow in your own development as a psychiatry resident. Reflection times and discussion
will be built into the rotation for reviewing the overall experience of the rotation with Dr. Bruce Ballon.
A paper on the "The Mindful Practitioner" is also included as part of the reading materials at the end of the Guide. It is
provided for further elaboration into the importance of self-assessment, self-awareness and reflection in learning and developing
into a psychiatrist.