Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency

We offer a two-year CAP residency following completion of either three or four years of general Psychiatry residency. Clinical competence and expertise are emphasized in our training program. All clinical activities are formulated within a biopsychosocial and developmental framework. Empirically-based interventions are emphasized. Residents obtain extensive experience in the assessment and multimodal treatment of children and adolescents with a broad range of psychopathology. Outpatient clinic experiences are primarily based within the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (WisPIC), a large, multidisciplinary outpatient treatment facility. The outpatient clinic experience at WisPIC uniquely provides “live” CAP faculty supervision of all patients seen by residents. CAP residents also participate in nationally-recognized community-based psychiatric programs including crisis management, outreach programs, and trauma-based services for youth, among others. Additional experiences include consult-liaison services within the American Family Children’s Hospital; an urgent care service; and on-site school consultations coordinated with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Inpatient training occurs in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art, child and adolescent psychiatric hospital that includes separate programming for children and adolescents. Inpatient and outpatient rotations provide multiple opportunities for CAP residents to become involved in teaching and mentoring junior residents, medical students and psychology interns.

For more information, please contact Program Director .