Welcome to UCLA Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry Fellowship Program
The UCLA Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program promotes clinical excellence, curiosity, and compassion as we prepare the next generation of child psychiatry leaders to advance the knowledge and treatment of mental illness one child, family, system, and community at a time. We seek to ensure clinical competency while providing unique opportunities to learn about pioneering neuroscience, ground-breaking somatic and psychotherapeutic treatments, and population health from world-renowned faculty members. Our training program strives to address mental health disparities and serves a diverse patient population that draws from the local Los Angeles and Southern California region while also serving as a referral center for patients and families worldwide.
The faculty of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division at UCLA are committed to training the next generation of leaders in child psychiatry and psychology. Our faculty consist of dedicated psychiatrists and psychologists who are world-renowned researchers and clinician-educators who specialize in innovative approaches to teaching. As faculty, we welcome rich and thoughtful discussions during lectures and clinical supervision and look forward to mentoring fellows on academic pursuits and career exploration.
Misty Richards, MD, MS
Program Director, UCLA CAP Fellowship Program
Manal Khan, MD
Associate Director, UCLA CAP Fellowship
Our program aims to provide cutting-edge, comprehensive training in child psychiatry in a learning environment that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and supportive. We strive to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion of our leadership, faculty, and fellows as we serve a diverse population of children and families. In training the next generation of child psychiatry leaders, our goal is to not only teach the fundamentals of child psychiatry but also nurture each individual fellow along their unique path toward improving the lives of children and families affected by mental illness.
The Semel Institute is a unique organization that hosts research into modern behavioral neuroscience, social policy and human culture. The bulk of this research is within its Research, Integrative and Clinical Centers, although the Institute also supports initiatives in clinical care at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. While a large number of researchers within the Semel Institute are drawn from within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, the diversity of projects integrates researchers from departments throughout UCLA and across the globe.
Our portfolio of research studies, projects and programs is vast ranging from the genetic molecule up to human communities. This work is supported by our various cores and labs providing assistance in the fields of neuroimaging, biostatistics and mass spectrometry, and is also supported by donations – large and small – from generous individuals.