Training Goals and Objectives

The Yale Child Study Center (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Medical Center) Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program has been designed to offer residents a well-balanced professional training experience. This includes a broad range of exposure to children on a continuum of normal to abnormal development, with a range of ages, and from a range of cultural backgrounds for diagnostic assessment and treatment. 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 two training years. Residents will develop growing competence in clinical service, consultation, teaching, research, and administration.

The objective of the training program is to insure that each graduating resident demonstrates clinical competence in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with psychiatric disturbance and their families, a strong sense of responsibility for patients, and a commitment to high ethical standards. Each resident should have clinical 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

Upon completion of the child and adolescent psychiatry residency at the Yale Child Study Center, each resident is expected to be able to provide competent evaluations and appropriate treatment to children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders, and their families. Additionally, the graduate should be able to provide competent consultation services to a variety of professionals in medical and non-medical disciplines about children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders. And finally, a strong commitment to the treatment of patients and high ethical conduct will have been demonstrated.

Specific Goals and Objectives for Year 1
Specific Goals and Objectives for Year 2