Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Training Programs

The Yale Child Study Center trains future leaders in the fields of clinical, research and public policy work to advance the state of the art of prevention and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children.

Our internationally recognized program has been continuously accredited for over 40 years. We graduate up to seven child and adolescent psychiatrists annually. Trainees are a diverse group of talented physicians from all over the nation. Additionally, in recognition of the extent of need for child and adolescent psychiatrists worldwide, we have international trainees whose mission is to gain the expertise required to provide care and train physicians in their native countries to treat psychiatrically impaired children and adolescents. 

We offer a two-year clinical training program, and a four-year clinical and research academic training track for physicians who have completed general psychiatry training. A five or six-year general/child and adolescent/ and research psychiatry track was initiated in July of 2004 as model training program for medical school graduates. 

All training highlights the acquisition of superior clinical skills in working with children and families in the full arena of community and clinical care settings and multidisciplinary context. Other unique aspects of the program are opportunities for research, training in public policy and advocacy, and international initiatives.