University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Overview

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of California Riverside School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program has been designed to offer our resident trainees a broad and balanced educational experience in the spirit of our Departmental Mission, “Bringing innovative behavioral healthcare to our community today while training the physicians of tomorrow.”

Program Overview

The purpose of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is to provide a wide range of educational experiences that emphasize both normal and abnormal development across a wide age range and across multiple theoretical orientations.

  • Our clinical experiences will span the developmental periods from our 0-5 Preschool Mental Health Services to our Transitional Age Youth Treatment Programs.
  • Our overall emphasis is in bringing excellence to community psychiatry while simultaneously serving one of the most populous, geographically largest and most ethnically diverse counties in California.
  • Our training experiences and didactic seminars will cover consultations to pediatrics and school based settings as well as treatment in forensic, hospital, and outpatient treatment. Fellows will be taught to approach patients and families with a developmental perspective learning psychodynamic, psychosocial, biologic, behavioral and cognitive approaches.
  • Our resident fellows will receive clinical supervision from a large and diverse faculty group with expertise across the spectrum.
  • Our goal is that our residents will grow in their medical knowledge and competence through a gradually increasing level of clinical responsibility through their two-year fellowship experience.

We expect our future graduates our child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program to provide competent and ethical psychiatric care to children and adolescents and their families through evidence-based psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions.

In both the first year and second year of fellowship, residents must demonstrate increasing knowledge, skills and attitudes in the six general competencies including-patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism and system based practice.

Our Faculty

Our resident fellows will receive clinical supervision from a large and diverse faculty group with expertise across the spectrum. The teaching faculty possesses diverse experience and skills that include developmentally appropriate milieu psychotherapy, crisis intervention, acute pharmacological management and stabilization, family therapy, cognitive/behavioral treatment, and supportive psychotherapy.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669