Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Second Year Rotations

The second year of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program includes an intensive outpatient experience, consultative work and electives. With inpatient work completed, fellows have 12 to 16 hours each week of outpatient treatment with children, adolescents and families. Case conferences and seminars continue to be an important training focus. There are organized clinical experiences in psychopharmacology, community mental health, preschool assessment, school consultation and forensic child and adolescent psychiatry.

Elective rotations include opportunities to participate in evaluations of speech and hearing, mental retardation and pervasive developmental disorders, observations at early intervention centers and pediatric subspecialty rotations, forensic child and adolescent psychiatry and opportunities to act as evaluators and therapists in a behavioral treatment or college health center. Individual supervision is provided by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine faculty members and continues during the first and second years.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD

During this rotation, fellows have the opportunity to evaluate and provide treatment to children with a variety of anxiety disorders. Fellows receive live, direct clinical supervision, group supervision, and didactic teaching about cognitive behavioral therapy for children.


VisionQuest National, Ltd.
Terri Prescott, DO

This unique experience allows fellows to better understand the interface between psychiatry, the family court system and "at-risk" youth. Fellows directly observe court proceedings, complete forensic evaluations and interact with court-involved youth. For more information, please visit VisionQuest.

Eating Disorders Clinic and Related Addiction

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ronald Liebman, MD
Laurel Weaver, MD, PhD

The Eating Disorders Clinic is a rotation where fellows, with direct attending supervision, will assess and treat patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. Fellows will gain experience in working with systems and families to aid the recovery of their patients. Fellows will also start to understand the medical and psychiatric complexities of eating disorders and will work in conjunction with the Adolescent Medicine team at CHOP. Fellows will have the opportunity to follow their patients from their inpatient admissions to their recovery in outpatient treatment.

Neurodevelopmental Clinic

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Raghuram Prasad, MD
Anthony Rostain, MD

Fellows will develop knowledge and experience in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of patients who present with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, Tourette’s, and genetic disorders with neurodevelopmental complications.


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ricardo Eiraldi, PhD
Dale Schulz, LCSW
Terri Molony, PhD

Fellows will learn about the role of the mental health consultant within the public school systems, including consultation to the staff and school, and psychiatric evaluations of children. 

The Consortium

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Katherine Kovner-Kline, MD

This rotation provides fellows with the opportunity to perform initial psychiatric evaluations and medication management visits at a community mental health clinic for children and adolescents which serves the West Philadelphia residents. Pease visit The Consortium website for more information.

Young Child Clinic

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stephanie Drabble, LCSW

Second year fellows further develop their skills in the evaluation of children less than 5 years of age while considering the impact of development, temperament, parent-child interactions, attachment and experience on the child’s social, emotional and behavioral presentation. Fellows will develop an understanding of the preventative nature of early childhood evaluation and treatment.

Psychopharmacology Clinic

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Karin Borgmann-Winter, MD
Amy Kim, MD

Psychopharmacology clinic provides fellows a longitudinal experience in treating children and adolescents who require psychotropic medications as part of their overall treatment plan with consultation and direct supervision from attending psychiatrists. In the didactic portion of the course, fellows learn about neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, advanced psychopharmacology, and informed consent. In addition, fellows learn an evidenced-based approach to selecting medications, monitoring treatment response and managing side effects.

New Patient Evaluation Clinic

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Ellen Sholevar, MD
Robert Berkowitz, MD

Fellows conduct semi-independent new evaluations of children, adolescents and families within a two- to three-hour time frame. In this clinic, the fellow has the opportunity to teach student observers and present a case formulation to an attending psychiatrist with live supervision. The treatment recommendations are then relayed to the patient and family with the attending psychiatrist. A written psychiatric evaluation is completed with review by the attending psychiatrist.


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Rhonda C. Boyd, PhD

The purpose of this rotation is for second year fellows to develop research skills and to actively participate in a research project. Individual mentorship is provided to guide fellows in their research pursuits. There are numerous research opportunities to work with faculty at CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At the end of the year, fellows will present their research project to trainees and faculty.

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