Dr. Forrest completed residency here and worked for three years in a Young Adult Services Inpatient Psychiatric Unit before settling into her current position at UConn in 2010. She has acquired various roles, including clinical and teaching work in Emergency Psychiatry, Developing and Directing UConn's Urgent Care Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, serving as Medical Director at Hartford Behavioral Health, working as Assistant Program Director of Psychiatry Residency Training, and more. She aims "to improve the care of patients in the Greater Hartford Area and beyond, by helping to train the next generation of psychiatrists, by staying active in clinical work, and by being involved in the national mental health community". To that end, she invites your collaboration.
Through teaching, I learn. I enjoy teaching in various venues throughout a practitioner's career, though most of my teaching is within residency education. Within the residency, I have re-organized and/or developed courses for each year of training, focusing primarily on the Psychotherapy Curriculum. Within the UConn School of Medicine, I facilitate a small group learning activity on, "Health, Law, and Ethics". And in an effort to help people continue their education after residency, I've researched and presented two Grand Rounds Sessions on the Maintenance of Certification Process in Psychiatry and Neurology, which is a program of life-long learning. I seek to find constructive ways to implement this formal, yet individualized learning curriculum within our department and within the broader university Setting.