Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

All fellows are encouraged, but not required, to participate in research. Fellows participate in regular department of psychiatry grand rounds and journal clubs where they will review major studies relevant to the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. In addition, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville department of psychiatry offers a biweekly psychiatry research and writing workshop for residents and fellows to build skills in designing studies, interpreting data and presenting findings. Particular emphasis is placed on developing skills in manuscript preparation and poster presentations at regional and national conferences.

Many of the faculty members in the department of psychiatry are actively involved in various types of child and adolescent mental health research studies.

Our department is heavily involved with research and programs to integrate child mental health in primary care through the Center for Collaborative Care (CC). All second-year fellows will provide clinical and educational services for the CCI during their 12-month collaborative care rotation. In addition, all fellows are invited to participate in CC educational and research programs. Current studies include:

  • Training Pediatricians to Identify and Manage Adolescent Depression and PTSD Following the Parkland School Shooting
  • Parental Depressive Symptoms are Associated with Early Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Impact of Experiential Training with Standardized Patients on Screening and Diagnosis of Adolescent Depression in Pediatric Primary Care
  • Child Anxiety Screening and Treatment in Pediatric Primary Care: Impact of Specialized Provider Training

Our faculty members also have a number of ongoing projects in mental health services research and translational research which include:

  • Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity and Pathways to Accessing Child Mental Health Services
  • Implementing a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Community System of Care
  • Resilience in Parents and Children with Inherited Retinal Dystrophies