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Fellowship in Infant and Childhood Mental Health, Mental Health and Concurrent Disorder - BC Children's Hospital & UBC

Fellowship in INFANT AND CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

BC Children’s Hospital

Full Time Fellowship (1 year) – Start Date between (July-October 2023)

Mental Health and Concurrent Disorders

 

The UBC Department of Psychiatry is inviting eligible candidates to apply for a full-time Fellowship in Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health.

 

 

Who the Fellow will work with and what will be the core of their work:

The fellow will work closely with their primary supervisor and other team members in the infant psychiatry clinic including child and adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, social worker, graduate students, and research assistants. The fellow will participate in weekly team meetings and will have opportunities for involvement in assessment, treatment, community consultation, teaching and research.

 

Details of the clinical/research training experience:

Clinical training experiences include diagnostic assessments, individual and group-based treatment approaches for infant/early childhood mental health conditions. This clinic offers transdiagnostic opportunities across both neurotypical and neurodiverse populations, for both externalizing behavioural and internalizing emotional difficulties. We offer attachment-based parenting and dyadic programs (e.g., Circle of Security, Watch Wait Wonder) to build reflective functioning and support healthy parent-child relationships. We also offer behaviour-based parenting interventions to support evidence-based strategies for disruptive and attention behaviour, emotional regulation and anxiety (including selective mutism) in preschoolers. We regularly incorporate caregiver supportive approaches (e.g., Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, mindfulness). We also work closely with other subspecialty clinics such as mood/anxiety and neuropsychiatry, as well as the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, and there would be opportunities for cross-clinic collaboration and resource development for knowledge dissemination. Research training experiences focus on clinical research that has direct impact on early childhood mental health. Project opportunities include exploring parenting beliefs/attitudes related to treatment matching, and developing/evaluating innovative virtual interventions; other areas of interest are welcome.

 

Please direct any inquiries about the clinic or fellowship training opportunity to:

PhD Inquiries to Dr. Janet Mah jmah6@cw.bc.ca

MD Inquiries to Dr. Megan MacFadden mmacfaden@cw.bc.ca