Program Goals and Overview
The Yale Child Study Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residencies offer a well-balanced professional training experience. There is a formal didactic curriculum covering major areas in child and adolescent psychiatry, consultation experiences in pediatric, school, forensic and other community settings, supervision of clinical experiences in each setting, and a graduated level of responsibility throughout the training years.
It also includes exposure to children on the entire continuum of normal to abnormal development, a wide range of ages, and a range of cultural backgrounds for diagnostic assessment and treatment. Residents develop competence in clinical service, consultation, teaching, research, and administration.
Each resident gains competence in the following core areas:
- Clinical Science/medical knowledge
- Patient Care
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Systems-based practice
The parents exist to teach the child, but also they must learn what the child has to teach them; and the child has a very great deal to teach them.