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Engaged in Service to Youth and Families

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program designed to develop clinicians who are highly skilled in the complex task of providing the best possible comprehensive care for children, adolescents and their families. Our focus is patient-centered community child and adolescent psychiatry, preparing the clinician to practice in a diverse range of community settings.

Treatment plans are developed specific to the needs of patients and families, with attention to the neurobiology of the individual, psychologic functioning of the individual and the environment. This includes the strengths of the individual and family as well as identifying areas needing additional support.

Community partners actively engage fellows in their mission of serving youth and their families. Our fellows become part of community-based teams, utilizing a variety of frameworks based on the philosophy of the partner agency and the needs of the youth and family.

Curriculum & Didactics

Residents join staff in approaching patients and their families from a developmental perspective using five clinical orientations: psychodynamic, psychosocial, biologic, behavioral and cognitive. We challenge our fellows to integrate varied conceptual models for the benefit of those they serve.

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Directors & Fellows

Our teaching staff is dedicated to providing mental health care to children and their families, advocacy, research and teaching. We enjoy our work and our teaching, creating an environment that is supportive and encourages fellows to strive for excellence in clinical knowledge and skills.

Each fellow develops a sense of professional identity that includes being a secure physician, an advocate for children, a sensitive and competent therapist and a thoughtful member of any care team.

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