The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is a two-year program with a mission to produce leaders with the clinical, scholarship, and advocacy expertise to improve the lives of children and families in our communities. Fellows gain expertise (1) treating infants, children, and adolescents experiencing a broad range of difficulties and (2) utilizing evidence-based interventions to treat patients across a wide variety of settings, with graduated clinical autonomy. All Fellows engage in a mentored scholarly project, producing a poster and/or manuscript.
Psychiatry residents who wish to pursue research as part of their current and future career may match into the Residency’s Research Track. Residents in this track work with a mentor to develop an Individualized Research Plan and have mentored research experiences across residency. This track seeks to prepare future clinician-scientists for academic roles in psychiatry. Those residents in the track who choose to complete a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship continue to have protected research time during fellowship training.
Psychiatry residents who wish to explore an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry can rotate at the Inpatient Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado or the Outpatient Clinic at UCHealth in addition to doing pediatrics and pediatric neurology in their first year.
Kim Kelsay, MD, Associate Professor, Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program
Karen Frankel, PhD, Director, Irving Harris Program
The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health offers postdoctoral and community fellowships, which allows fellows to receive specialized training in infant and early childhood mental health. The program provides advanced training opportunities through intensive didactics, clinical placements, reflective supervision, and close collaboration with program faculty at academic institutions and community agencies in Colorado as well as nationwide. Fellows emerge from the program as leaders in the early childhood system of care and as highly trained infant mental health specialists with the ability to serve infants, toddlers, and their families.
Psychology training experiences, including externships, internships, and post-doctoral fellowships are available through the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado across a wide variety of settings. Part-time externships are available to doctoral students within the region who want to gain experience in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families. The Children’s Hospital Colorado’s APA accredited, full-time doctoral internships offer robust training in child clinical and pediatric psychology with the option for students to specialize in neuropsychology, rehabilitation, pediatric health, developmental pediatrics, primary care, or intensive services. Post-doctoral psychology fellowships are intended for those who have recently graduated from doctoral programs who wish to advance their clinical training and research production in child clinical and pediatric specialty areas.
Jenna Glover, PhD, Director of Psychology Training, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Assistant Professor, CU School of Medicine