Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fontana - Curriculum

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
JulyJuvenile Hall
AugustJuvenile Hall
SeptemberAdolescent Inpatient
OctoberAdolescent Inpatient
NovemberPeds C&L
DecemberPeds C&L
JanuaryAdolescent Inpatient
FebruaryAdolescent Inpatient
MarchPeds C&L
AprilPeds C&L
MayChild Inpatient
JunePediatric Neurology


Fellow Year 2AMPM
MondayCounty ClinicCounty Clinic
TuesdayAutism ClinicKP Clinic
WednesdaySchool District PsychotherapyTelehealth Clinic
ThursdayDidacticsKP Clinic
FridayKP ClinicKP Clinic


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