First Year Goals and Objectives

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Upon completion of the first year of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship and before progressing to the second year, residents must have accomplished the following:

  1. Successfully completed:
    1. Six-month 0.6 FTE inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry rotation.
    2. Six-month 0.5 FTE residential child and adolescent psychiatry rotation
    3. Six-month 0.2 FTE forensic child and adolescent psychiatry rotation
    4. Six-month 0.2 FTE school consultation rotation
    5. Six-month 0.05 FTE Indian Health Services clinic rotation
    6. Six-month 0.05 FTE Developmental Disabilities clinic rotation
    7. 12-month 0.1 FTE outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinic
  2. Demonstrate clinical competence in:
    1. adequate assessment and evaluation of children and adolescents in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient and residential child psychiatry.
    2. appropriate assignment of psychiatric diagnoses to children and adolescents.
    3. comprehensive formulation of child and adolescent psychiatry cases using a bio-psycho-social model.
    4. effective implementation of a multi-modal treatment plan.
    5. delivery of brief individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy within the context of structured inpatient and residential programs.
    6. application of careful and well-reasoned psychopharmacological strategies to the treatment of children and adolescents.
    7. consultation to school personnel regarding mental health issues as they present in schools.
    8. evaluation of children and adolescents within forensic settings and provision of treatment recommendations to court personnel.
    9. evaluation of developmentally disabled individuals within a community treatment setting.
  3. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge regarding:
    1. child and adolescent development
    2. major diagnostic categories of psychopathology in children and adolescents
    3. pediatric psychopharmacology
    4. psychotherapeutic treatment modalities in child and adolescent psychiatry
    5. forensic and legal issues relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry
    6. impact of culture, religion, gender, socioeconomic factors and family structure and systems on the development and maintenance of psychopathology.
  4. Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills competency with:
    1. Patients and family
    2. Individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
    3. Individuals with developmental disabilities
    4. Support staff and treatment team
    5. Fellow professionals
      1. Fellow residents
      2. Faculty
      3. Referring physicians
      4. School Psychologists
      5. Forensic Psychologists

Tools for assessing these competency areas are detailed in the "Competency Assessment" section of this manual. Any exceptions to the requirements above must be approved by the Residency Education Committee.