Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Applications Due
September 30th, 2024

Dulce Madrid

COVID-19 Information



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.

We, the UCLA Child and Adolescent Training Program are committed to being an anti-racist program, by working with the Semel Institute to eliminate structural racism throughout our organization and by continuously improving our training and curriculum to reflect justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Building on our annual “Racism in Psychiatry” lecture series, and in partnership with our Vice Chair for JEDI, Dr. Eraka Bath, we will strive to expand teaching at all levels in structural competency, practice holistic review of applicants, provide continued professional development for faculty, and more. Because there is always more we can do.

Please see the Anti-Racism roadmap from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


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.

Educational Objectives

We aim to provide comprehensive clinical training in child and adolescent psychiatry based upon a strong foundation of knowledge, clinical skills, and professional attitudes that will enable physicians to practice the highest standards of care for children and their families. 

This goal is attained through a two-year comprehensive program that provides (a) didactic sessions and clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with acute and chronic psychiatric disorders seen in both inpatient and outpatient settings; (b) comprehensive individual and group supervision from clinical (community-based) and academic faculty; and (c) opportunities to participate in clinical, basic neuroscience, and health services research. 

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