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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Dr. Amy Becker
            Amy Becker, MD

 

Children's Hospital Colorado

Gary Pavilion, 4th Floor

Email:  Dr. Becker

 

Amy Becker, MD

Assistant Professor


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1999-2000

Adult Psychiatry Residency Training, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2000-2003

Chief Resident, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 2002-2003    

Medical Staff, Denver Health Medical Center, 2002-2003

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Yale Child Study Center,     2003-2005

Chief Resident, Yale Child Study Center, 2004-2005 

Psychiatrist, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, 2005-2008

Psychiatrist, Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network, 2008-2009

Psychiatrist, Good Shepherd Communities, 2008-2010

Medical Director, Forest Heights Lodge, 2009-2010

Senior Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2009-2012             

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Unversity of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-present

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

Resident Representative, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Work Group on Training and Education, 2004-2007

State of Colorado, Active Physician, 2005-present

Practitioner, National Drug Enforcement Agency, 2005-present

Executive Committee, Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, 2009-present

Associate Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-2013

Associate Director of Medical Student Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital Colorado, 2012-2013

Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Children's Hospital Colorado, 2012-present

EMTALA Committee, Children's Hospital Colorado, 2012-present

Clinical Competency Committee, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry Graduate Medical Education, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2012-present

President-Elect, Executive Committee, Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Society, 2013-present

 

Memberships:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2003-present 

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry Diplomate, 2005-present

Colorado Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society, 2005-present

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry Diplomate, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007-present

American Association for Emergency Psychiatry, 2011-present

 

Honors:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program Faculty Award for Mentorship, UCSOM, 2013

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

EMS Continuing Education Course, Management of Pediatric Aggression, UCSOM, 2013

Emotional Impact Group Facilitator, Global Health and Disaster Preparedness Course, UCSOM, 2013

Course Director, Emergency Psychiatry Summer Crash Course, CR-1 and CR-2, UCSOM, 2013

Emergency Psychiatry Summer Crash Course, Suicide Risk Assessment, CR-1 and CR-2, UCSOM, 2013

Course Director, CR-1 Development Course, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCSOM, 2013

Preceptor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Foundations of Doctoring, UCSOM, 2012

Course Director, Difficult Case Conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado Psychiatric Emergency Service, 2012

Course Director, PGY-2 Child, Adolescent and Family Psychiatry & Pediatric Psychopharmacology Survey Course, UCSOM, 2011-present

Core Resident Supervisor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCSOM, 2010-present

Phase I Medical Student Clinical Interlude, UCSOM, 2010

 

CLINICAL ACTIVITIES

Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Emergency Services; Multidisciplinary Team Lead; Children’s Hospital Colorado, 2010-present

Attending Psychiatrist, Stress and Anxiety Disorder Clinic; Multidisciplinary Team Lead and Resident Supervisor; Children’s Hospital Colorado, 2010-2011 

Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Children's Hospital Colorado, 2012-present

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications: 

Becker A.L. and C. Neill Epperson (2006). Female Puberty: Clinical Implications for the use of Prolactin-Modulating Psychotropics. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 15 (1) 207-220.

Becker A, Yager J. How to Approach Mentorship as a Mentee. In: Roberts LW ed. The Academic Medicine Handbook: A Guide to Achievement and Fulfillment for Academic Faculty.  New York: Springer; 2013: 157-162.