CAPY 7603

Acting Internship Clinical Child Psychiatry


Jeremy Bydlon
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered


Please contact course coordinator Jeremy Bydlon at if the course capacity is full and you are still interested in enrollment.

Catalog Description:  In this elective, the student will have an opportunity to experience the clinical practice of child and adolescent psychiatry across settings. Students will be exposed to a broad range of child and adolescent disorders and will assume responsibility for patient management commensurate with their demonstrated ability and initiative. Special emphasis will be placed on the involvement of the family in the evaluation and treatment process. Students will rotate through a variety of clinical sites, including inpatient, outpatient, and/or day treatment opportunities. During this elective, students will work closely with general psychiatry residents, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and staff psychiatrists to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of the wide range of psychopathology seen in children and adolescents.

Canvas Site     Syllabus


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Site Code Site Name Notes


UMMC - West Bank - East Building The majority of placements for this course are at UMMC. Students placed at other sites (see below) will be contacted by the course coordinator after the drop/add deadline passes. All sites are in the Twin Cities area.
AL-1000 Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth Clinic

Outpatient Clinic for children and adolescents, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adolescents

AL-1005 Allina Health Maple Grove Clinic

Outpatient Clinic for children and adolescent

PC-1000 PrairieCare - Brooklyn Park - Inpatient Hospital Inpatient Hospitalization for children and adolescents


PrairieCare - Brooklyn Park, Medical Office Building

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for children and adolescents, Healthy Emotions Program (HEP) for adolescents, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults

PC-1002 PrairieCare - Edina

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for children and adolescents, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), First Episode Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

PC-1003 PrairieCare PHP/Outpatient  

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  M-F, 8:00am-5:30pm

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  This elective will provide the student interested in child and adolescent psychiatry an introductory experience in the evaluation and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems of children within the context of their biological, family, and psychosocial environment.

The successful student will be able to discuss and apply:

  • basic principles of normal child development pertinent to the assessment of problems in children and adolescents.
  • basic methods of assessing the medical and psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents.
  • techniques of interviewing children, adolescents and families.
  • treatment modalities used by physicians and other members of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Graded Components:

  • Clinical assessment by faculty

Grading Scale:  H/E/S/N

Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Course equivalency:  Does Not Apply