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Philip M. Blumenshine, M.D., M.A.S., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Psychiatry Emergency Service
Co-director, Medical Student Coaching
Director, Psychotherapy Track, Psychiatry Residency
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Department of Psychiatry

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Philip Blumenshine received his medical degree from Weill/Cornell Medical College, where he was awarded the Richard N. Kohl Prize for excellence in psychiatry and the George G. Reader Prize in public health. He completed his residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia campus), where he was a chief resident. He was awarded an American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award for his work during residency.

At UConn Health, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. He teaches and supervises residents and teaches medical students, particularly about psychotherapy and personality; is the medical director of the psychiatry emergency service; and sees private patients for psychotherapy and medication management.

B.A.Swarthmore CollegeBiology
M.S.University of OxfordMedical Anthropology
M.S.UCSFClinical Research
M.D.Weill/Cornell Medical CollegeMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical CenterPsychiatry

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Clinical Teaching Award, 2018UCONN Psychiatry Residency
Support of Resident Education Award, 2017UCONN Psychiatry Resdiency
Clinical Teaching Award, 2016UCONN Psychiatry Residency
Resident Recognition Award, 2015American Psychiatric Association
Psychoanalytic Fellowship, 2014-2015Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research
Chief Resident, Psychiatry, 2014-2015Columbia University Medical Center
Richard N. Kohl Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry, 2011Weill Cornell Medical College
George G. Reader Prize in Public Health, 2011Weill Cornell Medical College
Sigma Xi, 2003Swarthmore College
Phi Beta Kappa, 2003Swarthmore College

Mood and anxiety disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, brief dynamic therapy, supportive psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Formulation (PGY3): 12-lecture introduction to psychodynamic formulation, covering key theoretical frameworks and basic formulation principles

Introduction to Psychotherapy (MS3); Introduction to Personality Disorders (MS3); Psychiatric Emergencies (MS3): Three of the approximately 15 seminars that make up the MS3 psychiatiry clerkship seminar series. Given eight times per year.

Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
AADPRTProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20152017
APAProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2014

Psychiatry education, evidence-based psychotherapy

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Medicinal, stimulant, and ritual plant use: An ethnobotany of caffeine-containing plants
    Weckerle, C., and Timbul, V., and P. Blumenshine Plants, health, and healing: On the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology 2010 Sep;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
3-Step Supportive Psychotherapy: A Brief Manual for Acute Care ServicesPosterAADPRT2018New Orlean, LA
In Support of Teaching an Integrated Model of Psychodynamic PsychotherapyPosterAADPRT2016Austin, TX
Thinking Outside of Outpatient: Underutilized Settings for Psychotherapy EducationPosterAPsaA2016New York, NY
Special-“T” Training: Pre-, Post-, and 90-Day Outcomes from a Residency-Wide Professionalism Workshop on Transgender HealthPosterAPA2016Atlanta, GA
Revisiting the “X” factor: What makes a good psychiatry residentPosterAADPRT2015Orlando, FL
Psychopharmacology "Prescribers' Workshop": The Design, Implementation, and Dissemination of a Model CurriculumOtherAADPRT2015Orlando, FL