Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training programs at Stanford University train participants as clinicians, preparing them to take on leadership roles in Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Clinical Practice, and Public Service.
The Stanford training program is based on the principles of developmental sciences and developmental psychopathology. This theoretical framework views human development and its disturbances as flowing from the complex and reciprocal interactions between the family, biology,and the broader social, physical and cultural environments. It integrates information from wellbeing theory, the social and behavioral sciences, developmental psychology, neuroscience, molecular biology and human genetics, developmental biology, and epidemiology.
The programs are centered at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, with rotations through allied agencies. We have a nationally recognized cooperative relationship with the Department of Pediatrics. Research programs and advanced seminars are also available in other University departments including the Department of Psychology, the School of Education, the School of Law, and the Carnegie Center for the Study of Adolescents.
The programs are available to medical students, pediatric residents, adult psychiatry residents, psychologists, and professional colleagues in the community. It is ideal for individuals who are interested in human development and pathology.