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The Training Sites

Emma Pendleton Bradley HospitalEmma Pendleton Bradley Hospital

  • First freestanding child and adolescent psychiatric hospital in the country. Bradley opened in 1931, a legacy of the Bradley family who responded to the neuropsychiatric needs of their daughter Emma after she developed encephalitis.
  • Long history of clinical innovation and research excellence
  • Full scope of treatment from outpatient care, therapeutic school, partial hospitalization programs, residential services, to emergency and inpatient services
  • Outpatient psychiatric clinics providing a variety of treatments including individual psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, family and group therapy, and behavioral management
  • The Bradley School, a free standing therapeutic school in East Providence and in Portsmouth, which services children of all ages from across the state who need an intensive level of special education and psychiatric services
  • Day treatment services for young children and their families in the Pediatric Partial Program, a program aimed at serving infants and young children (ages 6 weeks � 6 years) with a focus on dyadic and systems interventions
  • SafeQuest is an after-school program for adolescents in need of a full range of psychiatric therapeutic services, including individual, family, and group therapy, as well as psychopharmacological treatment
  • Residential programs for children 4-12 years old who require intensive, family centered residential treatment, serving 26 children on-campus and 24 patients in off-campus residential treatment homes
  • Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities with comprehensive services including a continuum of care from inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient services;
  • Inpatient services for 62 children divided into an adolescent unit, a children's unit and a developmental disabilities unit
  • Multidisciplinary staff who provide comprehensive assessments and treatments including psychological testing and speech and language evaluations in addition to physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • Home based services for specific programs, including developmental disabilities are available; (e.g. intensive home based behavior therapy for children with autism)
  • A crisis intervention service aimed at immediate diagnostic assessment, hospital diversion and intensive intervention with a focus on family systems
  • Emergency Psychiatric Services staffed with a multidisciplinary team
  • Bradley has recently expanded with a new state-of-the-art inpatient facility completed in March of 2009.
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  • NIMH-funded clinical assessment and treatment protocols.

Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital

  • The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has a strong collaborative relationship with the Department of Pediatrics, as evidenced by the combined Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency (the “Triple Board”).
  • Child Psychiatry provides consultative, liaison and emergency services to Hasbro Children's Hospital.
  • Hasbro Children's Hospital is the state's only dedicated children's hospital and serves children from three New England States, with 719 beds. The Department of Pediatrics includes a full range of pediatric subspecialists including cardiology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, hematology-oncology, radiology, genetics, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, intensive pediatric medicine, sleep disorders, emergency medicine, neonatology, providing child and adolescent psychiatry residents an extensive scope of clinical consultation opportunities.
  • The Pediatric Partial Hospitalization Program in Hasbro Children's Hospital provides the unique opportunity to focus upon the overlap of pediatrics and child psychiatry. It is a multidisciplinary Day Treatment program for children and adolescents with medical and psychiatric issues (e.g. children and teens with eating disorders, illness related school avoidance, life threatening non compliance with treatment of chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes). The program is centered on intensive family therapy, a highly structured milieu and tight collaboration with primary care and specialty pediatrics.
  • Rotations at Rhode Island Hospital emphasize evaluation and care of children with medical and psychosomatic illness. Multidisciplinary teams include pediatric psychologists with a wide variety of clinical and research expertise. In this setting, faculty offer training in diverse therapies, including brief and long-term dynamically based psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, family therapy, biofeedback, and psychopharmacology. Liaison activities to pediatric outpatient specialty clinics provide an opportunity to develop expertise in consultation and liaisons.

Opportunities in other settings

  • Forensic Child Psychiatry rotation and advanced elective experiences at the juvenile detention center (Rhode Island Training School)
  • School Consultations
  • Community Mental Health Rotations
  • Peripartum Psychiatry rotation at Women and Infant's Hospital
  • Research experiences at Hasbro, Bradley, and Women & Infants Hospitals
  • Membership in RI Council Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (RICCAP), local chapter of the AACAP, which provides opportunities for advocacy and community involvement
  • Teaching opportunities with Warren Alpert Brown Medical School School students, General Psychiatry, and Pediatric residents