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. Joel Bernanke, MD, a first-year resident in the NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Columbia and Cornell Universities, is the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Suzanne Munson Memorial Award.

Second-year child and adolescent psychiatry resident Seth Berger, MD, MBA, was selected NewYork-Presbyterian Resident of the Month for August. He received this honor in recognition of his exceptional patient care and professionalism during a rotation on the Pediatric Psychiatry Emergency Service in the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital.

Alison Lenet, MD, a second-year resident, was chosen as an AADPRT 2017-2018 National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI) Scholar.

Second-year residents Jessica Simberlund, MD, and Sherry Yao, MD, as well as first-year resident Alexander Sheppe, MD, all received 2017 AACAP Educational Outreach Program Grants.


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Featured Research Fellow

Featured Research Fellow

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