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Electives - Psychiatric Medicine, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Child and Family Psychiatry
Elective Number: 2720 (lottery)
Rotation Supervisor/Coordinator: Dr. Roger C. Burket, 310 Old Ivy Way, (434) 243-6950
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: All rotations
Student should report to: Dr. Burket
Time to Report: 8:00 am
Place to Report: 310 Old Ivy Way, Suite 104, 1st floor
Typical Day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 2
Course Description: The goals of this elective include gaining supervised, practical experience in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. This will include exposure to a wide range of diagnostic categories as seen on the child and adolescent psychiatry out patient clinics. Treatment modalities including individual therapy, family therapy and psychopharmacology will be integral to this experience as will learning how to function as a member of a trans disciplinary treatment team. Approximately 20% of the time will be reserved for didactic activities.
During this experience the student will achieve a basic understanding of the evaluation procedures, common diagnoses, and general treatment strategies found in the out patient treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. This will be accomplished by observing and participating in new clinic evaluations and medication follow-up visits.