The Kaiser Permanente Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program places high value on the education of our fellows. One half-day per week is allocated to lectures/didactics, case conferences and journal article discussions, and this time is firmly protected. Fellows are not responsible for any clinical duties during lectures.  Our call schedule is light so that fellows will have opportunity to prepare for their lectures and to be rested. Lecturers consist of our own faculty, child and adolescent psychiatrists outside our faculty and therapists and psychologists that work with children and adolescents.Lectures are typically combined year 1 and 2 on a 2-year rotating schedule, with some introductory lectures designed for 1st year fellows in the first 2 months of each academic year.     

Lecture Series

  • Introduction to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Interviewing Pediatric Patients
  • DSM-V in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Human Development
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Consult-Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychological Testing
  • Research Methods
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Ethics and Law
  • Transition to Practice

Sample Block Schedule

Fellow Year 1
July Juvenile Hall
August Juvenile Hall
September Adolescent Inpatient
October Adolescent Inpatient
November Peds C&L
December Peds C&L
January Adolescent Inpatient
February Adolescent Inpatient
March Peds C&L
April Peds C&L
May Child Inpatient
June Pediatric Neurology


Fellow Year 2 AM PM
Monday KP Clinic Eating Disorder Clinic
Tuesday Autism Clinic KP Clinic
Wednesday School District Psychotherapy Telehealth Clinic
Thursday Didactics KP Clinic
Friday County Clinic County Clinic


  • Journal Club, Case Conference, Research/Quality Improvement and Ethics Case Conference