Program Aims

There is a national shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in our country, including the state of Florida where we are located. To attract applicants to our training program, we need to promote a culture of respect and hospitality and strike for an optimal balance between education and patient care. To achieve this, our program will focus on three important aims.

Overall Aims:

  1. Increase scholarly activity by faculty and fellows, which will be measured by the number of submitted and accepted manuscripts and presentations at professional conferences.
  2. Increase the number of subspecialty clinics/services (for example, parent-child interaction therapy, school rotation, collaborative care program, pediatric obesity clinic).
  3. Become a trauma-informed organization that helps patients cope with traumatic experiences by training all our fellows and faculty in the trauma-informed approach to patient care.