The Program Goals are to train child and adolescent psychiatrists: (1)who can competently evaluate and manage the broad spectrum of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in the context of the family and a system of care; (2)who can competently collaborate with other medical specialties and allied disciplines such as psychology, social work, nursing, education, and juvenile justice; (3) who can competently assume the diverse and numerous roles of a contemporary child psychiatrist, including administration, consultation, teaching, program development, advocacy, policy making, research, etc.; (4) to be culturally competent; (5) who can fulfill requirements for specialty certification in child & adolescent psychiatry.
The training program assumes that, in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, there are ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS essential to working effectively with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems and their families.
The following core competencies will be monitored and evaluated throughout the training period:
- Clinical Science - Residents must demonstrate knowledge in the biomedical, clinical, and social sciences and must apply this knowledge to patient care. Evaluation methods: Child PRITE exam, supervision, direct observation.
- Interpersonal Skills and Communication - Residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, families, and professional associates. Evaluation methods: Mock Board exams, videotapes, supervision, and direct observation.
- Patient Care - Residents must provide compassionate and appropriate patient care that effectively treats illness and promotes health. Evaluation methods: Supervision, direct observation, and videotapes.
- Practice-Based Learning and Improvement - Residents must investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their practices accordingly. Evaluation methods: Supervision, seminars, direct observation.
- Professionalism and Ethical Behavior - Residents must carry out professional responsibilities, adhere to ethical principles, and show sensitivity to a diverse patient population. Evaluation methods: Supervision, direct observation.
- System-Based Care - Residents must be aware of and responsive to the larger system of health care, and must be able to effectively access system resources to provide optimal care. Evaluation methods: Supervision and direct observation.