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Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Child and adolescent psychiatryThis page contains information about the Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The requirements apply to both trainees and Fellows-in-training.

Training requirements

For each Certificate of Advanced Training, there are specific training requirements (outlined below) in addition to mandatory training requirements that apply to all Certificates of Advanced Training. Specific training requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are:
 

  • Successful completion of 24 months* FTE training in accredited child and adolescent psychiatry training posts, where trainees will be exposed to patients 0–18 years old, including:

    • 6 months FTE community setting
    • 6 months FTE inpatient setting (where possible¹).

      *Up to 12 months FTE of research or medical education can be prospectively approved on a case-by-case basis by SATCAP. Trainees are required to maintain their clinical currency by spending at least 0.2 FTE (or 1 day per week) in direct clinical work.
      1In situations where a 6-month FTE inpatient rotation is not possible, a trainee (with their Director of Advanced Training's [DOATs] support) can apply to SATCAP for consideration.

  • Written learning and development plan for year 1 and year 2 of training, agreed with the DOAT and submitted at the commencement of training and at the beginning of year 2. 
    .Learning and development plan [MS Word; 325 KB]
    .Case record [PDF; 96 KB]

    • The learning plan will include proposed training rotations (with trainee’s signature) and domains similar to the CPD Professional Development Plan. It will also include a record of cases seen, to be completed each 6 months, to enable trainees to track the breadth of their training experience.​

  • Attainment of eight Stage 3 child and adolescent psychiatry EPAs (see below); two per 6-month FTE rotation. 

    • It is recommended that EPAs 1-–4 are attained in year 1 of Certificate training and EPAs 5–8 are attained in year 2.

    • ​A minimum of three WBAs are required to contribute to the evidence base for each required EPA.

  • Completion of a mandatory minimum of one Observed Clinical Activity (OCA) WBA with a child, adolescent or family during each 6-month FTE rotation.

    • This applies to all trainees (including transitioning trainees) and Fellows-in-training regardless of OCI pass.

    • ​The OCA will be recorded on the end-of-rotation In-Training Assessment (ITA) form.​

    • This will satisfy the Fellowship OCA requirement for pre-Fellowship trainees.

  • Completion of a recognised, formal child and adolescent psychiatry teaching program.

    • The teaching program can be undertaken while on a break in training depending on the arrangements with the course provider and with the employing health service, where relevant.

  • Provision of psychotherapy to nine discrete patients/dyads/families/groups for at least six sessions each.
    .Psychotherapy form [PDF; 120 KB]

    • The patients should include:
      • three patients under 6 years old
      • three patients 6–12 years old
      • three patients 13–18 years old.
    • Of the above psychotherapy cases, the following modalities must be completed:
      • three structured, manualised (e.g. CBT, IPT)
      • three dynamically informed (e.g. individual, play therapy, parent–child) 
      • three dyadic or family/group in any model (e.g. mother–infant, family/group).
    • Trainees must be supervised by an appropriate supervisor for the particular modality. This could include group supervision.

    • The psychotherapy session may be signed off after the sixth session if the supervisor is satisfied that the therapy was provided adequately, the therapeutic contact may continue after the sign off date.

    • Completion of any three cases will fulfil the Stage 3 Fellowship psychotherapy requirement for pre-Fellowship trainees.

  • Submission of final qualitative report to the DOAT.

    • To be indicated as complete on the final end-of-rotation ITA form (under DOAT declaration) and then submitted to SATCAP Chair.

  • Completion of (formative) mid-rotation and (summative) end-of-rotation ITAs.
    .Stage 3 trainee mid-rotation ITA form [PDF; 492 KB]
    .Stage 3 trainee end-of-rotation ITA form [PDF; 521 KB]
    .Fellow-in-training mid-rotation ITA form [PDF; 276 KB]
    .Fellow-in-training-end-of-rotation ITA form {PDF; 306 KB]

    • End-of-rotation ITA forms must be submitted within 60 days of the completion of each rotation.

  • Submission of checklist & sign off
    .Checklist & sign off [PDF; 169 KB]

    • To be signed by the trainee, DOAT and SATCAP Chair as declaration and confirmation that the trainee has satisfactorily completed the requirements of the Certificate training program.

The requirements listed here were approved by the Subcommittee of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SATCAP) on 24 September 2015.

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EPAs

.Child and adolescent psychiatry EPAs and COE forms [PDF; 228 KB] (combined document)

EPA number

EPA title

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA1

Independently conducts an initial family interview involving children and adolescents.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA2

Discussing a formulation and negotiating a management plan with a pre-adolescent child and/or family.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA3

Produces comprehensive psychiatric reports after initial assessment of children, adolescents and their families.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA4

Commencing psychopharmacological treatment for children and adolescents who have not previously been treated with psychopharmacology.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA5

Provision of psychiatric consultation to the multidisciplinary team for the management of a child or adolescent in an inpatient setting.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA6

Conducts an assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse children and adolescents.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA7

Provides leadership in an interagency case conference focused on a child or adolescent.

EPA

COE

ST3-CAP-AOP-EPA8

Assesses and implements a management plan for a complex clinical presentation where there are ongoing child protection concerns.

EPA

COE


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Forms and documents – child and adolescent psychiatry

Workplace-based Assessments (WBAs)


Please direct all enquiries to training@ranzcp.org.

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