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Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

Next Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference Friday, May 30

Please mark your calendars to attend the 8th annual Child Psychiatry in Primary Care conference to be held Friday May 30, 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont. It promises to be another captivating and practically useful event for primary care clinicians, mental health professionals, and educators.

We plan to have our usual mix of lectures, breakout sessions, and the opportunity to ask case-based questions to a panel of experts.

More information will be coming soon and you can check back at this page and the UVM Continuing Medical Education page.

Psychiatrist Team with Business School to Develop Suicide Risk Assessment Tool

Book

David Rettew, M.D. is author of:

Child Temperament: New Thinking About The Boundary Between Traits And Illness

ABCs of Child Psychiatry ~ Real info about children's mental health

Do You Have a Disorder - Or Just a Trait? Let's rethink the idea that psychiatric "illness" is easily defined. Advance copies now available at W.W.Norton publishers and Amazon.com

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Psychiatrist Team with Business School to Develop Suicide Risk Assessment Tool

As psychiatrists, University of Vermont College of Medicine faculty members Isabelle Desjardins, M.D., and Sanchit Maruti, M.D. '10, deal with patients experiencing suicidal thoughts on a daily basis. A recent alert on national patient safety from non-profit health care organization accreditor The Joint Commission prompted Dejardins and Maruti to consider the safety of a much larger group of patients: the entire hospital population.

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VCCYF Child Fellowship Program

Mental health problems in children are very common; child psychiatrists are not. When a child suffers from emotional/behavioral problems, the family needs a physician who understands the whole picture. The health care professionals at Fletcher Allen Child Psychiatry are not only clinicians: our psychiatrists are also acclaimed researchers and teachers, dedicated to training the next generation of child psychiatrists.

Support the Child Fellowship Program

Training a New Breed of Child Psychiatrist

The doors opened in 2009 to Vermont’s only Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program. With support from the entire community, this program was designed to incorporate the advancements being promoted by our faculty.

This fellowship combines training in comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment using the Vermont Family Based Approach with opportunities in mentored research training to develop a new type of child psychiatrist.

This new breed of physician is proficient in applying knowledge in developmental neuroscience in ways that treat illness and create wellness. Our fellows will be specifically trained with an eye towards working with primary care physicians in our health promotion, prevention and family-based intervention models. These collaborations will ultimately ensure that all Vermont children and families will have access to emotional behavioral health care.

UVM Joins National Collaborative Effort to Address Brain Injury in Kids

The Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families (VCCYF) at the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine was recently named the State Lead Center for Vermont as part of an application for funding to develop a national network of health care institutions in what is being called the largest collaborative effort in the history of pediatric medicine. Led by the Sarah Jane Brain Project's (SJBP) National Advisory Board, UVM will join 51 other institutions in addressing the number one cause of death and disability for children and young adults in the U.S. with brain injury.

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Twenty-five thousand Vermont Children and Teens Need Mental Health Services

On Thursday, September 22, 2011, the Fletcher Allen Foundation and Jim Hudziak, M.D., Director of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families at Fletcher Allen hosted a reception to build awareness and support on the Vermont Family Based Approach (VFBA) model.

VFBA and the Child Fellowship Program (Training of Child Psychiatrists in VFBA) meet a critical shortage for mental health professionals and services in our state and beyond. Success of this wellness model makes a difference in the happiness and wellbeing of Vermont youth and their families. The reception was attended by more than seventy community members and was possible thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of Main Street Landing.

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Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Podcast - Interviews with Drs. James Hudziak and Robert Althoff

James Hudziak, MD

In this podcast, JAACAP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Andrés Martin interviews Dr. James J. Hudziak on the latest discoveries on the intersection of genetics and mental health disorders in children and adolescents as reported in the August and September 2010 issues of JAACAP.

Journal Article Reference: The New Genetics in Child Psychiatry. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. August 2010; pages 729-735.

  • Podcast 1
  • Interview Length: 18 minutes
  • Music by David A. Sasso, MD, MPH
Robert Althoff, Ph.D., M.D.

In this podcast, JAACAP Editor-in-Chief Dr. Andrés Martin interviews Dr. Robert Althoff on the adult outcomes of children who presented with dysregulation problems using data from the Zuid-Holland Longitudinal Study.

Journal Article Reference: Adult Outcomes of Childhood Dysregulation: A 14-year Follow-up Study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. November 2010; pages 1105-116.

  • Podcast 2
  • Interview Length: 14 minutes
  • Music by David A. Sasso, MD, MPHli

Fletcher Allen Health Care and University of Vermont Community Medical School Podcast Program

FAHC Fall 2010 "Nature vs. Nurture"
James Hudziak, M.D.

Krag and Althoff Receive UVMMG Research Recognition Awards

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Robert Althoff, M.D., Ph.D., was named Junior Researcher of the Year, an award that recognizes a faculty member less than 10 years out from residency or fellowship training. Althoff studies genetic elements of childhood psychiatric disorders.

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Division Profile: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - September 2011 Medical Group

The faculty of the Vermont Center for Children, Youth, and Families in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are pioneering psychiatric treatment through the development of the Vermont Family Based Approach (VFBA).

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