Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Mission:

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Henry Ford.

Our Mission is to train child and adolescent psychiatrists who will be leaders in behavioral health care and value giving back to society and the community at large. We will train culturally sensitive, ethical and open-minded fellows to evaluate children and adolescents with a developmental and biopsychosocial approach that is focused on patient-family centered care and well-being.

This fellowship program focuses on training child and adolescent psychiatrists to critically evaluate patients with a developmental approach and overall understanding of the interplay of psychosocial stressors and family dynamics. We value training that supports critically evaluating new and established approaches to the treatment of psychiatric disorders, contributions to research and educating and teaching trainees and colleagues.

Our fellowship program reflects the institution’s culture of diversity, innovation, inclusiveness, and collegiality. This is achieved through the clinical care of children, adolescents, and their families in diverse settings during the training period along with supportive mentorship and supervision that encourages personal growth, critical thinking, scholarly activities, and physician wellness. We welcome child and adolescent psychiatry fellows who value the importance of patient and family centered care, a diverse patient population and the pursuit of lifelong learning and personal growth.

Program Aims:

  1. Train fellows in the art and science of child and adolescent psychiatry through educational tools including didactic lectures, case conference, journal club and formal observation to train fellows to manage a broad spectrum of psychiatric illness in children and adolescents.
  2. Produce well-trained and culturally sensitive and ethical child and adolescent psychiatrists who use a developmental and biopsychosocial approach to diagnosing children and adolescents as they complete clinical rotations and have exposure to diverse patient populations.
  3. Promote self-leadership, physician wellness and mentorship for teaching, scholarly activities and research endeavors by exposing fellows to wellness lectures, research club activities and mentorship opportunities.
  4. Contribute to the well-being of patients, families and the broader society by having experience working with underserved communities during clinical rotations and exposure to DEIJ topics during journal club, book club and case conference.

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