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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY ROTATIONS

Goal:  The goal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry rotations is to provide an organized clinical experience, under the supervision of qualified child and adolescent psychiatrists, in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.

Supervision:  Each inpatient/consult resident must receive a minimum of two hours of direct supervision per week, at least one of which is individual, and must have direct access (in person or by telephone) to a supervising attending at all times. For outpatient rotations, each resident must receive a minimum of one hour of direct supervision per clinic day (or 30 minutes per clinic half-day).

Objectives:
On completing the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry rotation, the resident is expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Evaluate children and adolescents of different ages and with a variety of psychiatric conditions, and their families.
  • Make appropriate Axis I DSM-IV diagnoses of children and adolescents.
  • Gather information from a variety of sources, including the child/adolescent, their family, their school, and relevant social or mental health agencies involved in their care.
  • Develop and implement appropriate treatment plans, including psychopharmacologic treatment and individual and family therapy.
  • Understand indications for intervention in, and how to refer, children of the resident's own adult patients.

2. Knowledge

  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of child development and psychopathology.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to patient care.
  • Regularly use information technology in the service of patient care.
  • Participate in practice-based improvement activities, including improving his/her practice as a result of supervision, case conferences, M&M-type case reviews, or quality improvement projects.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Create and sustain effective therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Display empathic listening skills " Work effectively with health care professionals (including those from other disciplines), colleagues, and staff to provide patient-focused care.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance and appropriate professional attire.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate understanding of patients and their illnesses in a sociocultural context, including displaying sensitivity to patients' culture, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual minority status, and/or disabilities.
  • Demonstrate concise, pertinent, and timely record keeping.

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Display an understanding of the health care system and the broader context of the patient's care; effectively access and utilize resources; practice cost effective care.
  • Appropriately advocate for quality patient care; help patients with system complexities.

7. Educational Attitudes

  • Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
  • Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.

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