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UC Irvine provides a rich didactic experience that is integrated into a two-year curriculum. The first year begins with fundamental aspects of training and practice and then in the second year builds further on these areas of expertise as well as providing a more specialized knowledge base.

Core areas in child and adolescent psychiatry include:

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychotherapies (such as play/family/group/individual)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Child Development Assessments
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosomatics and Consultation/Liaison
  • Treatment Settings (including visits to treatment facilities in the community)
  • Board Review
  • Research
  • Forensics
  • Journal Club