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Child and Adolescent Track

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“After having a great internship year here at URMC, I knew that I wanted to stay on for a postdoctoral fellowship because of the focus on training, the collegial environment, and the variety of opportunities for clinical experience. It was important for me that my last training year include a diverse array of clinical training experiences, as well as focus on gaining administrative experience, supervising others, and strengthening my consultation skills. The child and adolescent postdoctoral fellowship is designed to push the fellows to greater clinical and professional independence, while still providing a great deal of support and training.” - Kayla Hunt, PsyD, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow--Child and Adolescent Track

Child and Adolescent Track Overview

The Child and Adolescent track provides specialized clinical training with children, adolescents, and families. Postdoctoral Fellows provide supervised care of children and adolescents who are experiencing a broad range of psychological disturbances—from adjustment disorders to psychotic disturbances. The training program emphasizes understanding children, adolescents and families from a developmental and systems perspective. Fellows receive intensive clinical training in a wide range of diagnostic skills and treatment modalities, such as individual, group, family, sibling, parent, and parent group interventions. All fellows have the opportunity to integrate both clinical and scholarly dimensions of the field and participate in a scholarly project consistent with their interests.

Training Goals

The fundamental goals of the program are to enhance fellows' knowledge base and clinical skills in developmental psychopathology, assessment, consultation, and treatment planning and implementation. In addition, the fellowship aims to enhance fellows' supervision, teaching and/or scholarship competencies. Toward this end, fellows take on increasing responsibility in a) patient care, b) training of interns and other mental health professionals, and c) program development and evaluation.