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Kim Kelsay, MD
Program Director

Phone: (303) 724-6021
Email:Dr. Kelsay


Kimberly Slavsky
Program Coordinator

Department of Psychiatry
13001 E 17th Pl., MS-F546
Bldg 500, Rm E2322
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-6021
Fax: (303) 724-4963
Email:Kimberly Slavsky



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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Overview


The two-year training program in child & adolescent psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is comprehensive, involving: consultation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of ​children from birth to 18 years and their caregivers. The settings include outpatient clinics, inpatient units for children and adolescents with emotional disorders, a rich consultation/liaison service, a child psychiatry emergency department, neuro psychiatric care unit, and eating disorder unit. Training sites are located within the Children's Hospital Colorado, one of the top 10 children's hospitals in the country, Denver Health, and the University of Colorado. Supervision is offered in intensive individual psychotherapies, planned short-term therapy, crisis intervention, infant psychiatry, and parent, family, group, psychopharmacologic, and other therapeutic modalities. In the second year of the training program, significant time is set aside weekly for individualized educational electives.​​

 Selection Process

Psychiatry residents traditionally are selected by the child and adolescent psychiatry program selection committee for ranking within the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) for admission at the conclusion of the postgraduate third or fourth year. The two year training program in child an adolescent psychiatry is a comprehensive program involving consultation, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, and systems based practice collaboration, of children from birth to 18 years, their parents/caregivers and families.​​2

 Clinical Settings

A variety of clinical settings are employed to allow the resident to master all six areas of competency. Clinical settings at Children's Hospital Colorado include an adolescent/child inpatient and day treatment program, an eating disorders unit, a neuro psychiatric special care unit for children with developmental disabilities, a consultation liaison service, a child psychiatry emergency department, an anxiety disorder clinic, a disruptive disorder clinic, and a neurology clinic. Clinical settings at Denver Health include an outpatient substance abuse treatment program, a new inpatient unit, and school-based mental health clinics. Clinical settings at University of Colorado Hospital include a general outpatient psychiatry clinic, a clinic for immigrant children and families, an infant and young child clinic, and a family therapy clinic. Levels of care for patients seen in our systems range from individual outpatient treatment, group therapy, intensive outpatient treatment, in-home treatment, school-based treatment, treatment within a primary care setting, and inpatient treatment.