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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 522-Child Psychiatry

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Psychiatry core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
REGISTRATION MUST BE HANDLED THROUGH CONTACT PERSON Most students do not evaluate or treat children or adolescents during their psychiatry core rotation. This elective provides students with the opportunity to assess and treat child and adolescent psychiatric patients with various psychiatric symptomatology.
Learning Activities
Students practice interviewing children of different ages as well as their families and should learn how children's developmental differences (cognitive, social, emotional, moral) force the student to alter his/her assessment and interviewing approaches. Clinical experiences include inpatient Child Psychiatry, outpatient child psychiatric clinics, consultation/liaison Child Psychiatry in a pediatric hospital setting, and subspecialty clinics including childhood trauma, pediatric psychopharmacology, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common presenting problems include ADHD, depression, psychosis, adjustment disorders, conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, substance abuse, and psychiatric sequelae of trauma.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: JaQue Vickers
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-8366
Contact Location: 6655 Travis #500
Address: MS 350
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