Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is committed to supporting the development of excellence in clinical service delivery, teaching, and research in child and adolescent psychiatry, both within the Division and through collaboration with other disciplines. To that end, the Division provides didactic teaching and clinical rotations for medical students, general psychiatry residents, and pediatrics residents, and offers a fully accredited Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program. As well, it supports the development of research in child and adolescent psychiatry and allied disciplines.

There are about 30 psychiatrists in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Several psychologists and other allied mental health professionals are also associated with the Division and with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program. They are committed to meeting the above goals through provision of excellent clinical supervision, academic teaching, and career and research mentorship.

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Alberta has several member sites, which offer opportunities for clinical teaching and research. The Royal Alexandra and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospitals offer inpatient services, tertiary outpatient clinics and children’s day treatment programs. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Emergency Services are centralized at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, which also hosts the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Consultation/Liaison Program. A range of general and specialized outpatient and day treatment services are located at several community sites, some of which are affiliated with Alberta Health Services, and others with CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. CASA also offers a residential treatment program for adolescents. Longitudinal rotations in individual and family psychotherapy, and a scholarly project, are integral components of the training experience. Group psychotherapy, including groups for children, adolescents, parents, and multi-family therapy, are integrated into several clinical programs.