Location: The Institute of Living,
Hartford Hospitals Mental Health Network
Committee Members: Child &
Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty
Duration: One month, full time
Months Offered: September through June
No. Of Students: 1 per rotation
Prerequisite: Third Year Curriculum
Contact Person: Nora Hanna, M.D. at (Phone ) 545-7648 (FAX) 545-7650
Call Alison Wellman at 860-545-7746 once your clerkship has
DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
Goals and Objectives:
The student will gain familiarity with commonly encountered psychiatric disorders of childhood. She/he will hone their skills in child and family interviewing, and enhance their abilities to diagnose children and adolescents with psychiatric illness.
To accomplish these goals, students at the Institute of Living campus will have the opportunity to work with children in a variety of high intensity therapeutic settings including the inpatient units, partial hospitalization programs, and the Grace S. Webb School. The student will spend the majority of time on the inpatient units which service children ages 5 to 18, with a variety of behavioral and emotional diagnoses including: conduct disorder, ADHD, dysthymia, PTSD, separation anxiety, etc. Here, she/he will actively participate in initial assessments, observe family admission interviews, work with a multidisciplinary staff around diagnosis and treatment planning, and work with one or two children actively in individual therapy, all under the supervision of the attending child and adolescent psychiatrist. The student will be expected to attend the daily rounds as well as other clinical meetings.
Proposed Activities and Responsibilities:
With support of close supervision:
To conduct interviews of the patient and family.
To develop an assessment and working diagnosis.
To develop and follow-through with a treatment plan which is brief and focused on the solution of a specific problem.
To enhance the skill of physician self-observation.
To participate in individual supervision with child and adolescent faculty.
To choose a topic of interest as the focus of a literature search and brief presentation.
One to one teaching will be provided during scheduled hours each week, in addition to clinical case supervision. Weekly teaching conferences will also be available at CCMC and the Institute of Living and include Psychiatry departmental grand rounds and case conferences as well as child and adolescent psychiatry didactics.
|Wednesday:||8:00-10:30 a.m.||Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Child and Adolescent Didactics
|Friday:||8:00-12:00 p.m.||Child & Adolescent Didactics, Braceland Building, Institute of Living
Amount and Type of Supervision:
One to one supervision will be provided on a daily basis and on a selective basis. This intensive format is designed to provide each student with the opportunity to learn at her or his own pace. Supervision will focus on two major areas: concrete clinical skills and the more elusive task of physician self-observation.
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- Martin, et.al (2003). Pediatric Psychopharmacology. Oxford Press.
- Mash & Barkley (2003). Child Psychopatholgoy. Guildford Press
- Morrison & Anders (2001). Interviewing Children & Adolescents. Guilford Press.