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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Curriculum

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship curriculum provides comprehensive clinical training experiences in acute inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison, partial hospitalization, emergency services, community mental health and specialized outpatient clinics. There are robust opportunities to develop skills in teaching, systems-based improvement, research, collaboration across disciplines, and public and global health initiatives. Fellows trained at IU School of Medicine leave prepared to work as leaders in a full spectrum of roles in private, academic, research and community settings.

Residents sitting in lecture

The typical schedule starts with acute psychiatry services, including inpatient, consultation-liaison, partial hospitalization program and exposure to the emergency department’s behavioral health assessment center. Most of the acute service rotations occur in Indiana’s only free standing, tertiary-care children’s hospital, Riley Hospital for Children. The remainder of the time is focused on outpatient general and specialty clinics, psychotherapy (CBT, psychodynamic, family, and group), and electives. 

Clinical Experience

Program Leadership

Block Schedule





 Acute inpatient services: consult liaison, behavioral health access center, inpatient unit  Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinics



  Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinics  Electives
 Evaluation and OP Community Clinic  

Didactic Curriculum

The Department of Psychiatry has shifted the didactic curriculum to be a developmental experience throughout training. Trainees from adult psychiatry, triple board, and child fellowship participate in a shared, two-year, rotating curriculum exploring normal human experience and neuropsychiatric pathology throughout the lifespan. This process will allow for mastery of basic concepts to the most complex applications over time as the trainee has more clinical knowledge and experience.

The program also encourages and develops resident and fellow as teachers. The child curriculum will have break away sessions, allowing for more exposure to child specific content and expertise.  Additional exciting seminars include a child specific journal club, a book club reviewing common child psychiatry references for families, psychodynamic psychotherapy series and psychotherapy group supervision.


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