Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Didactic Cirriculum

  1. Assessment
    1. Assessing Elementary School Age Children
    2. Assessing Infants and preschoolers
    3. Assessing Adolescents
    4. Process of Assessment and Diagnostic Interviews
    5. Rating scales
    6. Pediatric Evaluation and Laboratory Testing
    7. Neurological Examination, Electroencephalography &Neuroimaging
    8. Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
  2. Psychiatric Disorders- Behaviors
    1. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    2. Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder
    3. Substance Abuse and Addictions
    4. Aggression and Violence
  3. Psychiatric Disorders- Mood
    1. Depression and Dysthymia
      1. Youth Suicide
      2. Bereavement and Traumatic Grief
    2. Bipolar Disorder
    3. Psychosis
  4. Psychiatric Disorders - Anxiety
    1. Anxiety Disorders - Generalized, Panic, Social Phobia, Selective Mutism
    2. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    3. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  5. Developmental Disorders
    1. Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
    2. Autism Spectrum Disorder
    3. Developmental Disorders of Learning, Communication, and Motor Skills
  6. Psychiatric Disorders - Somatic Function
    1. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
    2. Tic Disorder
    3. Elimination Disorders
    4. Sleep Disorders
  7. Somatic Treatments
    1. Medications for ADHD
    2. Antidepressants
    3. Mood Stabilizers
    4. Antipsychotic Medications
  8. Other Medications
    1. Alpha Adrenergics, Beta-Blockers, Benzodiazepines
    2. Buspirone and Desmopressin
    3. Medications for Sleep
  9. Psychosocial Treatments
    1. Individual Psychotherapy
    2. Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depression
    3. Family Therapy
    4. Parent Counseling, Education and Support Groups
  10. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
    1. CBT for Anxiety Disorders
    2. CBT for Depression
    3. Behavioral Parent Training
  11. Special Topics
    1. Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
    2. Child Abuse and Neglect
    3. HIV and AIDS
    4. Obesity
    5. Telepsychiatry
    6. Psychiatric Emergencies
    7. School-Based Interventions
    8. Juvenile Justice

Piscataway Provides Additional Didactics One Morning Weekly*

  1. Journal Club - Critical Reading
  2. Continuous Case Conference
  3. Psychiatric Evaluations of Live Patients
  4. Continuous Case Conference
*Practice Parameters from AACAP will be covered at both Stratford and Piscataway

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