Student Training Opportunities

Duke IPMH provides excellent training opportunities for students who are seeking clinical and/or research experience in pediatric mental health.

Duke’s large, multidisciplinary Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences includes faculty members who have expertise in evidence-based treatment of mental illness, community mental health, substance use disorders, brain stimulation, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology, and integrated care.

See below for more information on training opportunities.

Graduate Clinical Training and Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Graduate students may opt to rotate through one or more of Duke’s pediatric mental health clinics, including the Center for Autism and Brain Development, the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic, the Center for Eating Disorders, the ADHD Program, and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic. These clinics are staffed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists from psychology, psychiatry, social work, pediatrics, and specialty pediatric medicine. Students gain experience with the assessment and treatment of a variety of child and adolescent presenting problems, such as ADHD, OCD, eating disorders, chronic medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, social phobia, and depression. Weekly individual and group supervision is offered to maximize exposure to a diversity of cases and treatment approaches. Clinical and research training opportunities also are available for postdoctoral fellows.

Child Psychiatry Fellowships

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Postdoctoral Fellowship provides a rich learning experience for the development of clinical expertise in child and adolescent psychiatry. The fellowship offers a variety of clinical opportunities, including inpatient and outpatient child and adolescent services. Each child psychiatry fellow is also supported in the development of his or her individual career interests. Research opportunities are readily available during the residency.

Psychology Internships

The Child Psychology Internship provides interns with supervised assessment, treatment and consultative experience with the broad range of children, adolescents, and families treated at Duke University Medical Center. The internship provides training in both traditional child clinical and pediatric psychology concentrations. The specific combination of rotations for each intern will be determined by matching interns with their clinical interests

Residency Rotation

The Duke General Psychiatry Residency program offers residents the opportunity to rotate through several of Duke’s child and family clinics. The rotation offers numerous clinical experiences, including administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment tools, preparing psychological reports, collaborating with the clinical team, and providing therapy services and medication management. In addition to the clinical training experiences, the rotation involves active participation in a didactic seminar series providing exposure to ongoing clinical research and cutting-edge research strategies.