Thursday at 8am – Rotating Meetings

Systems and Transitions to Practice

Meeting Leader: Ajit Jetmalani, MD

Meeting Focus: The division director provides guidance and mentorship about systems of care and transitioning to practice after fellowship.


Fellowship Check-In

Meeting Leader: Suki Conrad, MD

Meeting Focus: The fellows have the opportunity to express concerns and provide feedback at this fellows-only meeting, led by the chief.


Fellowship Book Club

Meeting Leader: Craigan Usher, MD

Meeting Focus: As part of orientation week, the fellows and Dr. Usher go on a tour of Powell’s book store and each fellow chooses a novel highlighted in the tour. Throughout the year, each fellow will have the opportunity to present on their selected novel.


Fellowship Check-In

Meeting Leader: Craigan Usher, MD

Meeting Focus: The fellows have the opportunity to express concerns and provide feedback at this meeting with the training program staff, led by the program director.

Psych Fellowship Program

Thursday at 9am – Phenomenology and Evidence-Based Treatment

Seminar Leader: Joe Thoits, MD

Seminar Focus: In this seminar, faculty members and fellows engage in an in-depth discussion of methods of evaluation, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and medical and non-medical treatment of major mental illnesses which impact children and adolescents. The etiology, assessment and treatment of individual disorders, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders, or Anxiety Disorders are explored over several weeks with review of relevant literature.


Thursday at 10am – Continuous Case Conference

Seminar Leader: Ajit Jetmalani, MD

Seminar Focus: The fellow presenter outlines relevant biopsychosocial data and poses a particular question or clinical challenge to the group for consideration. With a patient/family's permission, presenters often utilize video recorded material. Cases are presented over three weeks, with the first week intended to review history and hone questions, the second and third to explore the case in more depth. Once per month, the PGY-3 general psychiatry residents and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows join forces for “CAP Grand Case Conference,” a more formalized presentation with guest faculty.


Thursday at 11am – Theory and Therapy

Seminar Leader: Ajit Jetmalani, MD

Seminar Focus: This seminar focuses first on the core features of successful psychotherapeutic treatments of any modality, including discussion of creating and maintaining a therapeutic space where individuals, regardless of age or purpose for being in therapy, feel safe. Relevant literature that helps elucidate principles of psychotherapy and which helps child and adolescent psychiatrists consider novel ways of addressing clinical dilemmas are reviewed. Specific instruction regarding several types of psychotherapy—Interpersonal Psychotherapy for treatment of Adolescents with Depression (IPT-A), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), and the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) intervention strategy—is provided. Sessions include reviewing readings along with case presentations—which again, with patient/parent consent, often include video-recorded material.


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