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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
  • Professionalism
  • 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.

Arnold Bennett, English novelist (How to make the best of life)