Bettina Bohle-Frankel, M.D.

Bettina Bohle-Frankel, M.D.
Staff Psychiatrist

Staff Psychiatrist

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Special Interests

International students, trauma, panic and anxiety, depression.

Background

I received my academic education in Germany and went 1982-1989 to the Universities of Heidelberg and Goettingen for premedical and medical studies. Afterwards I did some residency training in Germany in Neurology and Psychiatry. In 1992 I came to the US for personal reasons and did my residency at different hospitals: Internship at Brockton Hospital, a community hospital affiliated with Boston University, PGY II and PGY III at Cambridge Hospital, affiliated with Harvard University, and PGY IV at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Northwestern University) in Chicago. I am board certified in psychiatry and I am a clinical instructor in the psychiatry department of Northwestern University's Medical School.

My treatment philosophy is based on the biopsychosocial model. While I was trained mostly in psychodynamic psychotherapy I have also integrated cognitive, DBT and supportive elements in my work. At CAPS I mainly see students in need of psychopharmacological treatment who are in therapy with a psychologist (staff, intern or extern) or social worker. This gives me an opportunity to consult frequently with our trainees. I believe these consultations are a good preparation and model for working successfully in a multidisciplinary context for the trainees. In my view it is important to take everyone's view into account to tailor treatment in the best interest of the student.