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Program Information

Overview

Our program is organized to teach the basic and clinical sciences of infant, child, and adolescent psychiatry. Fellows work with faculty to provide quality care in diverse treatment settings including hospital, community, and school-based practices. The Tulane CAP Section includes internationally known infant mental health clinicians and researchers; residents have opportunities to develop clinical expertise working with very young children. Fellows value the strength of the faculty’s perspectives as clinicians, researchers, and child advocates. Psychotherapy is a priority here at Tulane. Fellows spend one full day per week in their psychotherapy clinic, where they can implement evidence-based treatments under close supervision. Additionally, we dedicate a full day to academic activities. Fridays are academic days – weekly supervisions, grand rounds, and interdisciplinary didactics provide foundations for clinical learning in CAP. Didactics include a case based learning of psychopharmacology and psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, neurobiology, experiential evidence-based therapy training, specialized clinical modules, ethics, and forensic child psychiatry, as well as a clinical issues course and intensive individual supervision that often includes video review of therapy.

 

FIRST YEAR OF TRAINING

Clinical Experiences

Didactic Experiences


  • 6 months Day Treatment Program
  • 6 months Consultation Liaison
  • Weekly Full-day Outpatient Psychotherapy Clinic

  • Grand Round
  • Friday Didactics Series including cased-based learning
  • Individual & Group Supervision including specific evidence-based treatments
  • Journal Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The emphasis during the first year is on development and psychopathology throughout the life cycle. There is a focus on understanding illness and adaptation in the context of the family. This early orientation to thinking in terms of psychosocial growth and developmental psychopathology facilitates consolidation of the identity as a "child and family" oriented practitioner.


 

SECOND YEAR OF TRAINING

Clinical Experiences

Didactic Experiences


  • 12 months Outpatient Clinics
    • Public mental health clinics
    • Infant and early childhood clinic
    • School-based clinic
    • Substance use program
    • Custody Clinic

  • Grand Rounds
  • Friday Didactics Series including cased-based learning
  • Senior Professional Development Seminars
  • Individual & Group Supervision including specific evidence-based treatments
  • Journal Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The second year provides the opportunity to consolidate their child and adolescent psychiatry skills as well as to prepare for their post-training professional life. Tulane CAP training focuses on outpatient, community based treatment, with many opportunities to work with traditionally underserved patients from birth through adolescence. At this stage of training, the trainees are given opportunities for autonomy as well as substantial supervision time and on-site clinical supervision with a faculty member. We believe it is important for the fellows to be proficient in psychopharmacological treatment and to master a range of psychotherapy modalities with children and their families. The fellows have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge evidence based therapies such as preschool cognitive behavioral therapy and parent management training, as well as group therapy psychodynamically informed therapeutic approaches, and therapies from a range of diverse theoretical frameworks..


 

 

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263 medsch@tulane.edu