CAPY 7603

Acting Internship Clinical Child Psychiatry


Emma Fisher
Course Coordinator

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    Please contact course coordinator Emma Fisher 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

    Sites:  Students will be assigned to the following sites:

    • UMMC-Fairview, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55455
    • PrairieCare - Edina: 6363 Frances South, Edina, MN 55435
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for children and adolescents
      • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
      • First Episode Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    • PrairieCare - Brooklyn Park (Inpatient Hospital Building): 9400 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
      • Inpatient Hospitalization for children and adolescents
    • PrairieCare - Brooklyn Park: 5500 94th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
      • Please note this new address is not recognized by google maps at this time.  This building is located directly behind the PrairieCare Inpatient Hospital Building
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for children and adolescents (Medical Office Building)
      • Healthy Emotions Program (HEP) for adolescents (Medical Office Building)
      • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults (Medical Office Building)
    • PrairieCare PHP/Outpatient, 12915 63rd Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
    • Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth Clinic: 2855 Campus Drive Suite 660, Plymouth, MN 55407
      • Outpatient Clinic for children and adolescents
      • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for adolescents
    • Allina Health Maple Grove Clinic: 7840 Vinewood Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
      • Outpatient Clinic for children and adolescents

    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

    Limited to Student Type:  No

    Course equivalency:  N/A

    Related curricular experience:

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    Course evaluation:  MedHub