Certificate of Advanced Training in Child and Adolescent psychiatry
Overview of the Certificate
When you specialise in Child and Adolescent psychiatry you will:
- gain clinical work experience in psychiatry training posts
- complete a formal teaching program.
From August 2023, in addition to the selection requirements for all certificates, you must have:
- minimum 40 psychotherapy sessions towards the Psychotherapy Written Case.
- a letter from your psychotherapy supervisor confirming the completion of the sessions.
Duration, study and training load
It takes at least 24 months to complete this certificate. You have up to 6 years to complete all of the requirements.
During this time you will complete:
- 24 months of full-time equivalent training in child and adolescent psychiatry posts
- eight EPAs, 2 per 6-month rotation
- regular workplace-based assessments
- psychotherapy with at least 9 patients / dyads / groups
- final qualitative report
- study requirements based on your formal or self-directed learning.
Clinical work experience
During your training rotations you will work with patients aged 0-18 years. Your experience must include:
- 6 months FTE in a community setting
- 6 months FTE in an inpatient setting (where possible).
Expected competency development during inpatient rotation [PDF; 105 KB]
Inpatient rotation guideline [PDF; 121 KB]
You must complete a recognised child and adolescent psychiatry teaching program. You may choose a program in consultation with your Director of Advanced Training (DOAT).
Curriculum [PDF; 123 KB]
Learning outcomes and developmental descriptors [PDF; 321 KB]
Assessments and requirements
You complete a range of assessments including EPAs and a final qualitative report. See the full list of assessments and requirements