Curriculum Overview & Schedules

Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Inpatient UnitCenter for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Inpatient Unit

Year I:

The first year of training focuses on the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents who are hospitalized at Bradley and Hasbro Hospitals. Each resident spends eight weeks each on the child inpatient unit and on the adolescent inpatient unit. Additionally, the resident spends two months on the Child Psychiatry consultation/liaison service at Hasbro Hospital. Two months are devoted to the Crisis Intervention Clinic/ Urgent Care Rotation at Bradley Hospital and two months to the Child Psychiatry Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Trainees rotate for one month with the nationally recognized Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Each trainee additionally spends one month on Hasbro 6 inpatient med/psych and one month in the pediatric neurology outpatient clinic. Residents provide treatment to patients that represent diverse clinical disorders and include children of all ages.  The principles and practices of a variety of assessment and treatment methods are taught on each rotation.  The resident is a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team and learns about multi-modal treatments.  

Psychotherapy training and experience is also emphasized throughout the first year through a weekly half-day outpatient psychotherapy clinic as well as weekly individual supervision and group didactics.  

 

Year II (Individualized Tracks):

The second year curriculum is determined collaboratively with the program directors, which allows trainees to create individualized tracks based on their specific career goals as well as upon identified gaps in their clinical education. Primary teaching sites include inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, and community mental health settings. Outpatient psychotherapy/ psychopharmacology may also be emphasized. Trainees are required to have experience in school and community psychiatry, as well as a half-day per week psychopharmacology clinic. Clinical rotations in the second year provide numerous opportunities for sub-specialty experiences under direct supervision by a Brown University faculty child psychiatrist.  These may be organized into block or longitudinal schedules.

 

Sample year I schedule:

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

4 Weeks

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

4 Weeks

4 Weeks

Child Inpatient Unit

70%

Adolescent Inpatient Unit

 70%

Autism/ Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Inpatient Unit

70%

Consult/ Liaison Service  

70%

Crisis (Urgent Care) Clinic Rotation

70%

Emergency Dept.

 70%

Pedi Neuro Clinic

70%

Med-Psych (“Hasbro 6”) Inpatient Unit

70%

Psychotherapy and Supervision 20%

Seminars (Protected weekly academic/didactic day) 10%

Please note: we use a 4 week block system which gives 13 blocks rather than 12 months

 

Below are 2 examples of the many possible year II schedules that trainees may indivualize in collaboration with their supervisors:

a) Sample "block" schedule:

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

4 Weeks

4 Weeks

20 Weeks

Med-Psych (Hasbro) Partial Hospital

 60%

Early Childhood Partial Hospital

60%

School Consults

 60%

Community Mental Health Center

60%

Forensic Child Psychiatry

 60%

Various Other Electives

 60%

Seminars  20%

Outpatient Psychotherapy and Supervision  10%

Psychopharmacology Clinic  10%


b) Sample longitudinal/"immersion" schedule:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

AM

Sleep Medicine Clinic

 

Child Protection Clinic

Didactics

CRAFT Residential Program

Gender Clinic

 

PM

Sleep Medicine Clinic

Psychopharm. Clinic

Didactics

 

Psychotherapy Clinic

Forensics

 

Weekly Psychotherapy Supervision 

Weekly CORE Supervision

*Each half-day activity constitutes 10% of your time