Details of Child Psychiatry Program

 Child & Adolescent Residency Program Details


The curriculum focuses on integrating the resident's clinical responsibilities with current knowledge. The curriculum is reviewed and revised annually by faculty and residents.

Child & Adolescent Residency Program Details

  • Normal Child and Adolescent Development
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology and Indicated Treatments
  • Therapies (Individual, Family, Group, Behavioral & Medication)
  • Psychologic Assessment
  • Research
  • Clinical Case Conference
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Schools and School Consultation
  • Law and Child Psychiatry
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Transition to Practice
  • Clinical Case Conference
Inpatient SUN Behavioral Houston Full-time four months
 Outpatient Clinic  Part-time all year
 School Based Clinic  Half day per week for 8 months
 Diagnostic Evaluations  One day per week for 8 months
 Consult Liaison  Part-time for 8 months
 Developmental Disorders Clinic  Half day per week for 8 months
Consult Liaison Part-time all year
Diagnostic Evaluations One day per week all year
Outpatient Clinic Part-time all year
Telepsychiatry Clinic Half day per week for 6 months
School & Daycare Observation Half day per week for 6 months
Pediatric Neurology Half day per week for 4 months
Juvenile Justice Half day per week for 6 months
Electives Part-time all year
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has a full range of clinical settings available for teaching. The child and adolescent inpatient units at SUN Behavioral Houston offer comprehensive psychiatric care. The outpatient clinics in Galveston and Webster serve as the primary clinic for the local mental health district as well as private clinic services. Two pediatric hospitals, UTMB John Sealy Hospital and Shriners Burns Institute offer diverse cases for consultation. Rotations in juvenile justice, developmental disorders, telepsychiatry, and school consultation clinics provide opportunities to work with a variety of other professionals and disciplines.
Residents receive bi-monthly evaluations from their clinical rotation and outpatient therapy supervisors. Residents participate in both the General and Child and Adolescent PRITEs. Clinical skills are assessed using direct observation in diagnostic evaluations and outpatient therapy. Residents learn evidence based practice skills with case conference presentations of critical issues.
The program participates in the Child Psychiatry Specialty Match through the NRMP and applications can be submitted through ERAS.

Current Fellows


  • Bhakta, Sonam, MD

    Bhakta, Sonam
    PGY 5 Fellow
  • Denise Baughn, MD

    Baughn, Denise
  • Irene Pedraza, MD

    Pedraza, Oreme Cjrostoma