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
  • Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Human Development
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • Consult-Liaison Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Working with outside agencies/community psychiatry
  • Psychological Testing
  • Research Methods
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Ethics and Law
  • Transition to Practice


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