Education & Training

Education and Training faculty


Educational excellence, medical and scientific rigor, and multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional training are highlights of the training programs offered at the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center. 

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residents with patient

The Residency Training Program offers exceptional academic, clinical, and research opportunities in child and adolescent psychiatry at three world-renowned New York medical institutions.

Clinical Psychology Training

Clinical psychology offers numerous externship, predoctoral internship, and postdoctoral fellowship opportunities, with training and mentorship within a variety of clinical settings. 

Social Work Training

Social workers in the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Social work trainees are active members of multidisciplinary teams on units and in clinics providing services to children, adolescents, and families.  

T32 Research Fellowship

T32 Research Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with mentor

Postdoctoral training fellowship positions are available to child psychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychologists to conduct translational research in childhood psychiatric disorders.


Dr. Ryan Sultan, an NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellow, is lead author of "National Patterns of Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications to Young People" in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Dr. David Latov, a first-year resident in the NYP Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, is lead author of "Developing an Observed Structured Teaching Exercise for Psychiatry Residents" in Academic Psychiatry


Claudia Lugo Candelas, PhD, has been awarded the Columbia University-University of Glasgow Research Exchange Award. In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Cavanagh (Professor of Psychiatry, Mental Health and Wellbeing, at the University of Glasgow), Drs. Lugo-Candelas and Jonathan Posner will be combining peripheral markers of inflammation and neuroimaging to investigate the predictive ability of these biomarkers in determining risk for depression. They will investigate this relationship in Dr. Myrna Weissman’s 3-generation study of families at high and low risk for depression.

Cristina Calderon, a PROMISE Program postdoctoral fellow, has won AACN's diversity research poster award for her abstract titled, “Differential Performance on the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Among English-Dominant and Language-Minority Self-Identified Hispanic Youth.”

Joel Bernanke, MD, a second-year resident in the NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Columbia and Cornell Universities, is the recipient of an AACAP Pilot Research Award to support pilot research on a study titled, “Impulsivity and Prediction Error Circuits in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”


Applications for 2019–2020 NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, jointly sponsored by the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College, has opened on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)* site. 

Applications are also being accepted for the NIMH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research in Child Psychiatric Disorders.  

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Trainee Spotlight

Trainee Spotlight

Courtney DeAngelis, PsyD

Courtney DeAngelis is a postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)—Westchester. She is pursuing advanced training in the treatment of youth anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder.