Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University!
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program equips fellows to diagnose and treat children and adolescents with the full spectrum of mental and developmental difficulties. Our program offers the unique integration of:
- an unparalleled clinical training setting inclusive of outpatient, partial hospital, inpatient, and residential levels of care serving patients from infancy through young adulthood and their families
- a deep commitment to an integrated approach to treating psychological, behavioral, somatic, and social/structural manifestations of and contributors to mental illness,
- an enormously productive research program, and
- a culture that strives to cultivate a sense of inclusiveness, belonging, warmth, and collegiality.
Trainees develop their clinical skills while caring for patients of diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, religious, and immigration backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We serve patients living in southern New England as well as from around the U.S. and the world in some of our specialized inpatient and partial hospital programs and as part of our international partnerships.
The primary fellowship training sites are:
- Bradley Hospital, the nation’s first hospital dedicated solely to child and adolescent psychiatry, and
- Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island's only pediatric hospital.
Clinical rotations are arranged in an orderly progression of increasing responsibility over the two years and are supplemented by weekly educational seminars as well as individual and small group supervision. Every Wednesday, fellows have a protected full academic day emphasizing core aspects children’s mental health and well-being, including neuroscience and evidence-based medicine treatment as well critical aspects of psychotherapy for the full spectrum of diagnoses. A large faculty of academic clinicians and scientists affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior provides supportive supervision and mentorship that lead to the creation of lifelong professional relationships.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, along with Warren Alpert Medical School and the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry remain committed to practices that advance social justice, structural competence, cultural humility, and anti-racism throughout our training programs, hospitals, and community. The fellowship program is dedicated to ensuring the cultivation of these skills and values in our trainees, as well as empowering them to be advocates and leaders of change.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship strives to foster trainee connection and well-being through a variety of methods including:
- program-supported social gatherings and twice yearly retreats with trainees across classes and faculty across disciplines
- the livable, affordable, artsy, and diverse city of Providence with ready access to beaches, farmers markets, bike paths, amazing restaurants, quaint rural New England, and the urban centers of Boston and New York
- a minimal call schedule
- a weekly Perspectives in Wellness and Practice group led by a psychologist with expertise in this practice
- program support for establishing and maintaining a practice of attending therapy, if desired, throughout training
Graduates of our program have gone on to pursue thriving careers in diverse practice locations and have also assumed leadership roles around the country in clinical practice, teaching, research, and administration.