Residency Programs in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and Mount Sinai Roosevelt are pleased to offer residency training programs in child and adolescent psychiatry.

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is to train child psychiatrists who are ready to take a leadership role in the world of patient care, academics and clinical research. The Training Program aims to produce outstanding child and adolescent psychiatrists who will demonstrate the highest ethical standards, excellent clinical skills, and knowledge in child and adolescent psychopathology, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, consultation, teaching, research, and administration. The program balances clinical experience with a formal didactic curriculum, individual and group supervision, conferences, and seminars to educate trainees on the theoretical and practical principles of the field in a comprehensive manner.

Clinical rotations play a critical role in learning the basics of clinical assessment and the treatment of children and adolescents. Fellows rotate throughout the Health System to experience a full spectrum of clinical and clinical research programs across emergency, inpatient, outpatient, community, and school-based settings. The Center offers many research opportunities to trainees who desire this experience, and while research is not required, many trainees elect to work on existing research projects, or to develop projects of their own in consultation with faculty. The program promotes academic development and encourages fellows to engage in scientific research projects and scholarly activities; mentorship and protected time are available.

Over the course of the program, the fellow is expected to become proficient in major treatment modalities, including psychotherapy (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectic behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, dyadic parent-infant therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and individual and family crisis work) and pharmacotherapy.

We also offer the Pediatrics/General Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program, often referred to as the Triple Board Program. This is a five-year program offering board eligibility in all three of these disciplines.