University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville's Child and Adolescent Faculty and Fellows are also active participants at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).


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.

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

Conference topics during the first year of Fellowship:

  • 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 of Fellowship:

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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