Both first and second-year fellows will participate in monthly journal clubs and case conferences together. All fellows will practice for the child psychiatry board certification exam during the annual intensive Board-Preparation and Clinical Skills Verification experience.

University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville's Child and Adolescent Faculty and Fellows are also active participants at this year’s 65th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). The 2018 meeting is Oct. 22-27 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Click here for a list of our program’s faculty and fellow/residents that are presenting.

In addition, all fellows are invited to attend the department of psychiatry's grand rounds.

Conference topics during the first year:

  • Clinical interviewing in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Child and adolescent psychopathology
  • Cultural competency and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families
  • Early childhood mental health problems and child developmental theories
  • Psychological testing for children and adolescents
  • Community systems of care and child welfare

All first-year fellows will also participate in the following specialized conferences that take place during their rotations focusing:

  • Normal and abnormal child development, developmental disorders and autism
  • Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Addiction, juvenile justice and forensic psychiatry
  • Child abuse and neglect and forensic pediatrics

Conference topics during the second year:

In general, the advanced conferences during the second year are geared towards preparing fellows to serve as consultants in the community. The topics include:

  • Consult-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Collaborative care (integration of child mental health in primary care)
  • School consultation seminar
  • Back to school day (normal vs. abnormal development in the school setting)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy in practice

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