Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

This 2-year ACGME accredited Subspecialty Program prepares trainees to evaluate and treat the mental health issues present in children and adolescents. There are a total of six training positions (3/year). The eclectic curriculum includes child development, child psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and exposure to treatment modalities including individual therapy, CBT, play therapy, family and group therapy. Fellows train in our out patient clinic, the telemedicine clinic, the in patient site at Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents, various community sites including the Region Ten CSB, the UVA Child Neurology Clinic, and provide consultations to pediatrics. All training is carefully supervised by our faculty who are skilled in facilitating the clinical and career development of trainees allowing them additional autonomy as their skills expand. Fellows attend a comprehensive lecture and seminar series covering all aspects of the field. Teaching and research activity involvement are an expectation, and mentoring is available. In our various rotations, Fellows develop their teaching skills by supervising medical students and junior residents, and expand their collaborative abilities with trainees from other specialties including Child Neurology Residents, General Psychiatry Residents, Pediatric Residents, and Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Fellows. Applications can be obtained by contacting Dr. Burket rcb8n@virginia.edu