We foster an environment of creativity and relentless curiosity so that OHSU CAP Fellowship graduates are inspired lifelong learners, prepared for a career of safe, effective service to children, teens, and families; a career that graduates find meaningful and sustainable. Above all, our fellows develop expertise in providing direct clinical care including offering psychotherapeutic and somatic treatments, working with teams, educating others, and being leaders and advocates in youth and family mental healthcare.
- Train a diverse group of fellows, emphasizing that diversity leads to a more intellectually rigorous and clinically excellent environment
- Expand the knowledge and critical thinking skills of fellows such that they can optimally apply objective neuroscientific understanding to the unique circumstance and subjectivity of each child, teen, and family they meet
- Inspire child and adolescent psychiatrists to approach their work with a trauma-informed, collaborative, and psychologically-minded depth such that they are prepared to work with individuals and teams in inpatient, outpatient and consultative settings the day that they graduate.
There are a lot of CAP training programs, with great websites, amazing, dedicated faculty members, so why chose this one? What makes us unique? We recently posed this question to fellows and recent graduates, and they shared the following:
The general atmosphere at OHSU is very welcoming and supportive of trainees. The CAP faculty specifically, are deeply invested in the fellows' education and well-being. Our division feels like a big family. Needless to say, Portland is a phenomenal place to live in.
There is a variety of psychotherapy supervision and the training program fosters a creative approach.
There is autonomy to pursue your interests within the structure of the program. Overall OHSU CAP is family friendly; the program is understanding of family responsibilities and life outside of medicine/work.
OHSU faculty and fellows are strong advocates for patients. People here go above and beyond. There are many deep thinkers in the Division.