Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship - FAQs

How much psychotherapy training is there in the program?

Our fellowship program provides comprehensive psychotherapy training over the course of two years. Fellows have experiences in individual, family, and group therapy and receive 1-2 hours per week of psychotherapy supervision. All fellows are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Management Training and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

There are also opportunities to gain additional experience with play therapy and family therapy. All fellows are required to carry psychotherapy patients in the outpatient clinic sites during both years of the fellowship.


I have been working in a group practice since completing my general psychiatry training, but I have now decided to pursue training in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Will this affect my chances of matching into your program?

We take pride in the diversity of our program and enjoy having fellows with a wide range of clinical experiences.


How many fellows are in your program?

We accept seven fellows per year for a total of fourteen fellows in the two-year program.


What is call like?

Fellows in our training program DO NOT take overnight call. We have a collaborative relationship with the adult psychiatry program and in house call is taken by adult psychiatry residents to further their exposure to children and adolescents.

There is a telephone back-up call schedule in which each fellow covers approximately four weeks every year in case of emergent consults or questions.


Will I have to work weekends and holidays?

First year fellows round with an on the inpatient unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center approximately 2-4 weekends over the course of the year. At most, weekend coverage would include only one holiday.


Is moonlighting allowed?

Moonlighting is allowed, but must be approved by the training director. Extra training may not occur during daytime working hours or conflict with clinical duties.