BOX 3-2
Requirements Prescribed by the Psychiatry Residency Review Committee for Accredited Programs in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Required Duration (months)

Adult (general) psychiatry

31 to 42 (see Box 3-1)

Experience with acutely and severely disabled children and adolescents in an organized treatment program

4 to 10a

Evaluation, treatment of “sufficient numbers of children and adolescents with a broad range of psychiatric illness”


Psychotherapies in children and adolescents


Supervised collaboration with other professional mental health practitioners


Psychological testing


Pediatric neurology


Consult role to children, adolescents, and their families


Total Prescribed Time:

35 to 52c


aRange is to place limits that yield minimal standards for training, but that prevent an institution from exploiting residents with excessive (i.e., >10 months) patient care responsibilities.

bThis requirement may take extra time to fulfill as it is not timed and will not likely overlap with the one timed requirement noted.

cThis figure does not account for mandatory vacation time, on the order of 1 month per year.

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