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The Rush Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the University of Illinois (UIC) Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry collaborate to provide seminars for first- and second-year child psychiatry fellows from both programs. The UIC campus is in close proximity to Rush, providing easy access for residents. The shared didactic program is one day per week. Faculty from both institutions provides instruction for the residents. An equal amount of seminar time is spent at each institution. Fellows benefit from this experience that enhances the pool of faculty for teaching and provides fellows with a larger peer group for learning and educational exchange. In addition, Rush fellows have separate didactic instruction, conferences and supervision with Rush faculty.

  • Introduction to Diagnostic Evaluation and Assessment
  • Ethics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Pediatric Consultation Liaison and Child Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Law
  • School Consultation
  • Psychological Testing
  • Family Therapy Practicum
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Basic Neurobiology
  • Normal Development
  • Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Psychopharmacology
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Group Therapy
  • Community Psychiatry and Cultural Issues in Psychiatry
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Terrorism, Mental Health and Emergency Preparedness
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Research Practicum
  • Realities of Practice
  • Core Curriculum Web Based Modules
  • Outpatient Case Conference
  • Pediatric Consultation Liaison Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Departmental Grand Rounds

Laurence Armour Day School
Fellows observe and interact with normal children age four months to six years in this Rush-based pre-school for hospital employees. The resident gains experience and knowledge of developmental skills, peer interaction, group interaction and behavioral techniques and strategies for learning employed by the staff.

Elective time provides the fellow with the opportunity to acquire experience within a particular area of interest. Fellows may choose from a wide variety of electives including additional experiences in school consultation, research, administration, chemical dependency, pediatric neurology, working with selected populations and others based upon the fellow's interest.

Photo caption: Front row: Natalie Forburger, director autism resource center, Jada Johnson, MD, second year fellow, Adrienne Adams, MD, fellowship program director, Richelle Strauss, MD, second year fellow
Middle row: Marcia M. Ward, LCSW, supervisor family therapy, Lorraine Mason administrative assistant to Dr. Kraus, Karen Hadley, MD, first year fellow, Shirley Congenie, fellowship coordinator
Back row: Qun Wu, MD, first year fellow, Marc Sandrolini, MD, attending/supervisor, Alejandro Mora, LCSW intake coordinator, David Anderson, PhD, staff psychologist Rush Day School, didactic instructor development/supervisor, Louis Kraus, MD, section chief child psychiatry
Not pictured Ozlem Dubauskas, MD, director child psychiatry inpatient unit, Amer Smajkic, MD, child psychiatry inpatient unit attending/supervisor

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