Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Didactics
Growth and Development
This course focuses on psychological theories of development, as well as reading of classic and current literature on normal development from infancy through adolescence. Use of video and direct observation of children and adolescents is included as well.
This seminar includes the study and discussion of various schools of psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and families, and focuses on both theory and application. Topics include brief and long-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, supportive therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, play therapy, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused/brief therapy, motivational interviewing, parent training, and interpersonal therapies.
Psychopharmacology with Children and Adolescents
This course includes discussions about indications, clinical usage, side effects and efficacy of a wide range of medications used with children and adolescents.
Pediatric Neurology/ Developmental Pediatrics
Topics in this course will include core topics in child neurology, with special attention to diagnoses and treatment of common neuropsychiatric disorders, and core topics in developmental pediatrics, including pervasive developmental disorders, mental retardation, learning disorders.
Assessment and Treatment of Children, Adolescents and Families
This seminar focuses on the process of diagnosis and intervention with children and adolescents from a bio-psycho-social perspective, using cases referred to our outpatient clinic. Crisis intervention as it pertains to assessing and handling suicidal and homicidal patients is also addressed.
Child Psychiatry Research Seminar
This seminar focuses on all aspects of child and adolescent mental health research through the provision of didactic and experiential learning opportunities.
Psychological Assessment Seminar
This seminar includes an overview of major psychological and educational testing instruments and their interpretation.
Consultation-liaison in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
General principles of consultation-liaison in systems that serve children and adolescent are discussed based on readings from Lewis’ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Program specific aspects of consultation with schools, social agencies and pediatrics are covered.
Diagnosis of Children and Adolescents
This course includes an examination of current diagnostic and classification nosologies of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Discussions are based on readings from Lewis’ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
This seminar examines and compares various cultures along a number of parameters including attitudes, beliefs, expectations, values, roles, stereotypes, status, interpersonal relationships, constructions of realities and rituals. This seminar is designed to help participants be more curious, aware, and tolerant of cultural differences.
Current Issues/Literature Review
This seminar is focused on the current literature in child and adolescent psychiatry, with the basis for discussion being the contents of the monthly Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Recognizing and Managing Domestic and Community Violence
This seminar focuses on discussing risk factors for violence and effective interventions for violent behavior, as well as recognition, treatment and prevention of physical and sexual abuse and neglect, and how all of this affects children and adolescents. Crisis intervention is also addressed.
The AMA Principles of Ethics, with Special Annotations for Psychiatry is reviewed and other issues related to ethics are discussed.
Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Forensic topics related to child and adolescent psychiatry are discussed, including forensic evaluations, testifying in court, child custody, child abuse, youth violence, juvenile offenders, and other legal issues. Residents will also have an opportunity to observe or participate in psychosexual evaluations of juvenile sex offenders. Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, by Schetky, M.D. and Benedek, M.D. will be the assigned textbook.
Administrative psychiatry issues will be discussed, including utilization review, practice management, health care systems, quality assurance, and performance improvement.
Jyotsna Ranga, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105