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.


NIMH T32 research fellow, Allison Anacker, PhD, is an author on "Impact of Maternal Serotonin Transporter Genotype on Placental Serotonin, Fetal Forebrain Serotonin, and Neurodevelopment" in Neuropsychopharmacology, Vol. 42, Issue 2, January 2017.

Second-year child and adolescent psychiatry resident, Gregory Sayer, MD, et al., have published "Acute and Long-Term Cardiovascular Effects of Stimulant, Guanfacine, and Combination Therapy for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Vol. 26, No. 10, December 2016: 882–888.


Claudia Lugo-Candelas, an NIMH T32 Research Fellow, has received a 2017 Pilot Award from the New York State Psychiatric Institute's Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Program.

Nora Oberfield, MD, is a recipient of the 2017 Barbara Liskin Memorial Award in Psychiatry. Nora is a second-year child and adolescent psychiatry resident. 


The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program has completed the 2016–2017 recruitment season. We look forward to working with 14 outstanding new child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, who will begin their training on July 1, 2017.

The Office of Clinical Psychology is pleased to announce the selection of new 2017–2018 clinical psychology trainees.

The Social Work Department at NYSPI is pleased to announce the selection of two MSW interns from the Columbia University School of Social Work for placement at the Children’s Day Unit (CDU) for the 2017–2018 academic year.

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Featured Research Fellow

Featured Research Fellow

Mirjana Domakonda, MD, is a T32 postdoctoral research fellow under the mentorship of Drs. Rachel Marsh and Moira Rynn. Dr. Domakonda is investigating the evaluation, treatment, and neurobiological underpinnings of bulimia nervosa.