Loma Linda Behavioral Center
Privately nestled in the quiet, historic town of Redlands, California, the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center has been providing exemplary mental health and chemical dependency care for over 20 years. It has an 89-bed psychiatric hospital that is LPS-designated and accredited by The Joint Commission. It offers multi-level care including inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient therapy, and outpatient services.
Fellows in their first year will rotate for 1 month in the acute child (ages 12 and under) inpatient hospital ward and in the partial hospitalization program. They will also see children in the intensive outpatient program for medication management. Fellows will work closely with the attending psychiatrist in a multidisciplinary team and will be exposed to a diverse patient population.
Canyon Ridge Hospital
Canyon Ridge Hospital is a full-service, LPS-designated psychiatric hospital in San Bernardino County that also cares for patients living in Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It has a 106-bed acute care facility for both adolescent and adult population. The adolescent ward contains 35 beds that provides services to patients from 13 to 17 years old.
Fellows in their first year will rotate for 4 months on the adolescent inpatient ward along with a second year general psychiatry resident. They will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team including attending psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, case managers, nurses, pediatricians, medical students and activities therapists. Fellows will have a diverse training experience with exposure to a wide range of psychiatric illnesses. Fellows will gain experience in psychopharmacology, psychological testing, group therapy, supportive therapy, family therapy, and patient/family education.
Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers
Fellows in their first year will rotate for 4 months on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consult/Liaison service, including inpatient medical consultation, emergency psychiatry for children and adolescents, and liaison service for outpatient pediatric subspecialty clinics, including neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and hematology/oncology. They will have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams with MDs in pediatric specialties, MDs in the emergency room, medical and psychiatric social workers, nurses and general psychiatry residents. Fellows will learn to provide effective, timely consultation to non-psychiatrists and to provide patient-centered, whole-person care to medical ill patients.
Fellows will also rotate for 1 month in pediatric neurology, including inpatient consultation and outpatient pediatric neurology clinic, under the supervision of a board-certified pediatric neurologist.
There are 6 outpatient clinics in Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Ontario, located in San Bernardino, Fontana (2 clinics), Montclair, Ontario and Chino. Each clinic offers fellows a unique experience with the population specific to that area. Fellows in their first year will spend 1 month in the chemical dependency rehabilitation clinic in Fontana working with adolescents. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with MDs and nurses who specialize in the treatment of chemical dependency, treating adolescents with primary substance use disorders and those with dual diagnoses. They will have experiences in group and individual therapy along with medication management consultation.
Fellows in their second year will have a 12-month continuity clinic in the outpatient clinics. They will have the opportunity to get experience in different modalities of therapy and provide medication management services. Some clinics have specialized services including an intensive outpatient eating disorders program for adolescents, dialectical behavioral therapy adapted for teens, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management groups, Autism Spectrum Disorder clinic, Intensive Outpatient Program for teens, among other services. Fellows will be supervised by child and adolescent psychiatrists but will also work with therapists for group therapy and individual therapy.