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Curriculum

Our Education and Training Curriculum


1st Year Summer Program

An intensive orientation program is held for incoming fellows in July and August, with brief courses in interviewing skills with children and adolescents, assessment techniques, ethical and legal issues, practical psychopharmacology, basics of development, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, child neurology, psychological testing, and an introduction to research. We go on weekly field trips together to see normal children and adolescents in the community and to visit local facilities, such as group homes and other hospitals.
 

1st Year Program

Clinical rotations in 1st year include adolescent inpatient, eating disorders day treatment program, emergency services, school consultation, preschool and school-age special education services, pre-adolescent intensive day treatment, adolescent substance abuse program, research, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, and child neurology. Didactics include seminars in normal development, psychopathology, psychopharmacology, family therapy with live supervision, psychodynamic play therapy, law and ethics, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. We utilize a variety of adult educational experiences, such as CBL, TBL, and interactive presentations. There is a weekly general psychiatry grand rounds series and a weekly child & adolescent psychiatry grand rounds series as well, with local, national, and international speakers. Fellows may request to do a research track throughout their program. 


2nd Year Program

In the 2nd year, the rotations include ambulatory services, consultation/liaison at CCMC, administration, and forensics. Didactics include seminars in consultation/liaison psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapies with adolescents, cognitive-behavioral therapies, administrative issues, forensics, transition into practice and a journal club for current literature. Fellows also teach medical students in their third-year rotations. There is a weekly general psychiatry grand rounds series and a weekly child and adolescent psychiatry grand round series; each fellow presents a Grand Rounds. Second-year fellows may choose to do electives, which could be research, writing, clinical, teaching, or administrative electives from our or one of the fellow's own design.


Throughout the 2-Year Program

We strongly encourage and support our fellows’ professional development outside of our program, and do so by fellows’ attendance and participation in regional, national, and international professional meetings, active leadership in regional and national organizations, and presentations in schools and community agencies.

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