Education & Training
The Yale Child Study Center is a department in the School of Medicine that investigates human development to understand the mental health of children and families. Intrinsically multi-disciplinary, we draw on child psychiatry, pediatrics, genetics, neurobiology, epidemiology, psychology, nursing, social work, social policy, and many other areas of expertise. We are unique in our scope of research, clinical services, training programs, policy work, and local, state, national, and international collaborations. The strengths of the Yale Child Study Center are the breadth and integrative nature of research, clinical services and training.
All of the training programs at the Yale Child Study Center share the common goal of providing an understanding of the process of adaptive and maladaptive development in children and their families. This understanding is gained through supervised clinical interventions with children and families, didactic experiences focusing on normal and abnormal development, and involvement in research initiatives designed to increase knowledge and inform clinical decision-making.