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


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.

Joel Bernanke, MD, a first-year resident in the NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program of Columbia and Cornell Universities, was the recipient of the 2018 Bender-Fishbein Award in Child Psychiatry Research.

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


Our recruitment season is closed for the 2018–2019 academic year, and we look forward to welcoming new postdoctoral fellows, clinical psychology trainees, and MSW interns beginning in July, 2018. 

Applications for 2019–2020 NewYork-Presbyterian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, jointly sponsored by the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College, opens on the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)* site on June 6, 2018. 

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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.