Seminars and Meetings - CAP Fellowship

Seminars are scheduled on Thursday mornings and will include the following:

Rotating Meetings
Systems and Transitions to Practice
Lead: Ajit Jetmalani, MD
Topic: The division director provides guidance and mentorship about systems of care and transitioning to practice after fellowship.

Fellowship Check-In
Lead: Ana Hilde, MD
Topic: The fellows have the opportunity to express concerns and provide feedback at this fellows-only meeting, led by the chief.

Book Club
Lead: Craigan Usher, MD
Topic: 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
Lead: Craigan Usher, MD
Topic: The fellows have the opportunity to express concerns and provide feedback at this meeting with the training program staff, led by the program director.

Fellows at Powell's bookstore during orientation

Phenomenology and Evidence-Based Treatment
Lead: Craigan Usher, MD
Topic: 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.

Continuous Case Conference
Lead: Ajit Jetmalani, MD
Topic: 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.

Theory and Therapy
Lead: Ajit Jetmalani, MD
Topic: 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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