Pediatric Psychiatry Fellowship Didactics

First Year Courses:

  • Orientation
  • Clinical and Clinical Research Assessment
  • Community Issues Including Schools
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Psychological Testing Part I
  • Essentials of Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • The Psychotherapies 
  • Research Literacy: Practice Parameters and Related Literature (Year 1 Journal Club)
  • Normal Development
  • Family-Based Clinical Process
  • Forensic and Ethical Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Part 1
  • Clinical Neuropsychiatry
  • Trauma Assessment and Treatment with Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
  • Review of Clinical Skills Exams (CSEs) and Biopsychosocial Formulation

Second Year Courses

  • Advanced Family Therapy Seminar
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology (Including Review of Influential Studies)
  • Career Development and Business Aspects of Medicine
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychological Testing Part 2
  • Research Literacy (Year 2 Journal Club)
  • Forensic and Ethical Issues in Child Psychiatry Part 2 

Combined First & Second Year Courses

  • Administration and Systems, Including Emergency Care Systems
  • Psychodynamic Dilemmas in Psychotherapy
  • Multidisciplinary Case Conferences
  • Virginia Tarlow, MD, Grand Rounds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pediatrics Grand Rounds (optional)