Program Overview

The OHSU Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program was established in 1968 by Hal Boverman M.D., Herbert Woodcock, M.D., John Lingus M.D., Bill Sack M.D. and Ivan Inger PhD. The subsequent 40 years of education and service to the community have greatly influenced mental health policy, the lives of many thousands of children and families, and the functioning of agencies across our region.

We are one of only two training programs in the large territory of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. We have successfully maintained continuous ACGME accreditation for our two year fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Watch a 15-minute documentary about the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at OHSU. Though the faculty has expanded, leadership changed since former training director, Dr Nancy Winters (1996-2006), this video captures some of the history and vitality of the program.

One important feature of the program which is highlighted in this video is the Woodcock Memorial Lecture. The Woodcock Lecture is named after Dr. Herbert Woodcock, a pioneering child and adolescent psychiatrist in the division whose zeal for incorporating insights from psychoanalytic theory lives on in the training program today. Each year the Woodcock Weekend provides fellows with the opportunity to connect with a prominent child and adolescent psychoanalyst or psychoanalaytic theorist. The weekend offers fellows the chance for a small-group discussion, case conference, dinner, and a formal lecture provided by the invited presenter(s). 

Past Woodcock lecturers include:

2012 - Kerry Kelly Novick, and Jack Novick, PhD: Freedom to Choose: Open and Closed Systems of Self-regulation

2011 - Alexandra Harrison, MD: "You Can Have Your Opinion": The Sandwich Model of Therapeutic Action

2010 - Mary Target, PhD: From the Cradle to Grave: Psychoanalytic Implications of Attachment Theory for Personality through Life

2009 - David E. Scharff, MD: Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma and Anxiety

2008 - Efrain Bleiberg, MD: Mentalization and Narcissistic Vulnerability: A Framework for Treatment