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Clinical Training Tracks

Psychiatry Interns, Residents and Fellows 


Child Interest Track

This clinical track offers rotation options in child and adolescent settings during the PGY-1 through PGY-4 years, including pediatrics, pediatric neurology, and inpatient, outpatient, and consultation-liaison child and adolescent psychiatry. The objectives of this track are to enhance the developmental perspective in psychiatry, provide early exposure to child and adolescent clinical settings, and to foster career development in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Career Program

The Career Program is jointly sponsored by the psychiatry residency and its public mental health partners. The objective of the career program is to provide residents with an in-depth exposure to public psychiatry while still in training and to foster career development in community and state mental health systems. Residents enroll in the program at the beginning of the PGY-2 year and are given a leave of absence after the PGY-3 year in order to perform a year of staff service at a public sector mental health facility. Participating residents are paid the standard salary set by the sponsoring institution for the service year; this salary is partly distributed during the training years as a supplement to the regular residency stipend.

Currently, the Mental Health Center of Denver is participating in this program.

The MHCD career program was instituted in 1994. During their service year, residents in the Career Program work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team within a full continuum of recovery-oriented services.  MHCD serves the City and County of Denver and provides treatment to individuals and families with a wide variety of behavioral health problems: crisis intervention, children and families at risk, persons with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.  MHCD employs over 400 professionals to provide a range of services at 32 sites for more than 7000 people each year.  Services include evidence-based and innovative practices such as Assertive Community Treatment, integrated physical health care, and supported employment and housing.

Psychotherapy Scholars Track

The Psychotherapy Scholars Track is designed for psychiatry residents who seek advanced psychotherapy training and psychotherapy scholarship during residency and who plan to pursue additional psychotherapy training and practice post-residency. This track builds upon the comprehensive psychotherapy curriculum that is a core component of our residency program and uses elective time to add intensive supervision, reading, and projects. The goals of the Psychotherapy Scholars Track include:

    1. Advanced knowledge base in psychotherapy theory, literature, and history.
    2. Clinical competency in five forms of psychotherapy including brief treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, group therapy, and family and couples psychotherapy.
    3. Completion of a scholarly project related to psychotherapy.



PGY-1 Year
PGY-2 Year
PGY-3 Year
PGY-4 Year
Contact Information and applying to the track

Additional Departmental Training

Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis
Postdoctural Research Training in Developmental Psychobiology
The Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health