Child and adolescent psychiatric fellows practice courtroom skills

As part of a joint exercise with Penn State Dickinson Law, child and adolescent psychiatric fellows from Penn State Children’s Hospital recently participated in a mock hearing.

The hearing, which was designed around psychiatric issues in a custody dispute, provided law students the opportunity to practice examining expert witnesses and fellows the opportunity to practice giving expert courtroom testimony.

Penn State Children’s Hospital’s fully accredited, two-year fellowship training program in child and adolescent psychiatry covers many topics, including:

  • Child development
  • Developmental psychopathology
  • Pediatric psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapies, including family therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Extended seminars are held on a wide range of additional topics such as administration in child psychiatry, pediatric neuropsychiatry, neuroscience and child advocacy.

March 20, 2019 Penn State College of Medicine News

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