Child Study Center

Child Psychiatry Elective, Yale Child Study Center

The aim of this elective is to provide the student with an intensive experience in infant, child, and adolescent psychiatry. The curriculum includes assessments of normal development and psychopathology in childhood, treatment methods, and research in major disorders of childhood. Students will be active team members of the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service (CPIS, Winchester 1) and the consultation service to the pediatric wards of Yale-New Haven Hospital from this base and will be in close coordination with the Director of Medical Studies, Dr. Martin. Students will be able to take advantage of the wide range of ongoing seminars, conferences, and clinical services in place at the Child Study Center. Teaching methods include seminars, conferences, field observations, ward rounds, and practicals selected by the student following consultation with the Director of Medical Studies and the Child Study Center.

Child Study Electives in Clinical Research

This elective entails Etiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment of adolescent psychopathology, including eating disorders, depression, suicide, psychosis, delinquency, and the impact of physical and mental disabilities on adolescent development. Reading is supplemented with live and taped clinical material.