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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry staff photo

The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is home to BCM’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. The department includes several affiliations and training sites, giving ample opportunity to see a diverse population of individuals and a variety of psychiatric disorders. Our affiliations include The Menninger Clinic, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital that ranks fifth on U.S. News and World Reports Best Psychiatric Hospitals. Our fellows rotate through the Adolescent Treatment Program, where they typically follow an adolescent through a minimum of three weeks of comprehensive evaluation including an interdisciplinary team and psychological testing. Our fellows also have the opportunity to rotate through Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the nation that is also nationally ranked in all ten of ten subspecialties in U.S. News and World Reports, and expanding further to include the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, and a comprehensive obstetrics facility focusing on high-risk births within the Women’s Pavilion. This provides the opportunity to collaborate with expert providers in treating children and adolescents with complex medical issues with psychiatric manifestations and/or comorbidity.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry currently has 8 full-time faculty and 3 part-time faculty at its various clinical sites. Faculty members are active in their own areas of interest, with academic endeavors such as research, community outreach, and presentations at a local and national level. Faculty members also take an active role in mentorship, through both the creation and involvement within mentorship networks. Fellows are encouraged to partner with faculty or develop independent projects that have led to community outreach programs, presentations at national meetings, and publications. In addition to excelling at the local and national level, our fellows are very successful in the development of their careers, excelling at their board exams as well as pursuing career opportunities within academic settings, private practice, and community agencies.

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Our Faculty


Our Current Fellows


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training

Child and Adolescent Application Information

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Application Form

Contact Us

Laurel Williams, D.O., Program Director
E-mail: laurelw@bcm.edu

Cassandra Shorter, Program Coordinator

Tel-713-798-4068
Fax: 713-798-4089
E-mail: cshorter@bcm.edu