Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency

The Training Program

The Residency Training Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a two year subspecialty program that is fully accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Two residents per year are accepted into the program. The program provides a broad spectrum of well supervised clinical and didactic experiences in inpatient, outpatient, consultation liaison, and school psychiatry. The major goal of the program is to train competent child and adolescent psychiatrists whose ability to understand and treat the psychiatric problems of children, adolescents and families is based upon a firm theoretical and clinical foundation.

During the first year of their child psychiatry training, residents work on an acute inpatient unit for children and adolescents and perform consultations at Tampa General Hospital. They participate in a number of outpatient clinics at USF and participate in a CBT clinic at All Children’s Hospital Rothman Center. Residents satisfy their training requirements for pediatric neurology during the first year.

Year One

First 6 Months
  • Inpatient 80%
  • Outpatient Silver Center 10%
  • Didactics 10%
Second 6 Months
  • TGH Consultation Liaison 50%
    • Rothman 10%
    • CBT 10%
    • Silver Center 10%
    • Neurology 10%
  • Didactics 10%

During the second year of the training, residents participate in several clinics at All Children's Hospital in St. Pete, FL including an advanced psychopharmacology clinic working with medically complex children as well as diagnostic clinics for youth with pervasive developmental disorders, tic disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Residents provide consultation to a variety of different schools and see continuity patients at USF’s Sliver Child Development Center. Second year residents also see patients at an outpatient substance abuse treatment center. Research opportunities are available for interested residents.

Year Two

First 6 Months
  • Rothman Neuropsychiatry 20%
  • All Children's Clinic 20%
  • Schools 10%
  • Substance abuse 10%
  • Silver Center 20%
  • TGH consultation 10%
  • Didactics 10%
Second 6 Months
  • Rothman Neuropsychiatry 20%
  • All Children's Clinic 40%
  • Schools 10%
  • Silver Center 20%
  • Didactics 10%

Clinical Sites

Tampa General Hospital – TGH is a large multispecialty general hospital with a level one trauma center, burn unit and rehabilitation center. Residents provide consultation to a variety of pediatric services in the hospital. The neurology clinic is also at this location.

The Silver Child Development Center located at the University of South Florida Psychiatry Center is the site for general and specialty outpatient clinics. Residents will see patients at this site for a minimum of a half day per week throughout the two year program. Residents will conduct diagnostic assessments and see follow up patients employing both medication management as well as psychotherapy for patients under their care.

All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL is a pediatric multidisciplinary hospital with a variety of associated outpatient clinics. During the program, residents will see patients at the Pediatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic and the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. Residents will also perform psychiatric consultation for patients admitted to the hospital.

Hillsborough County Children's Crisis Center at Mental Health Care, Inc. – Residents will see patients at the county’s children’s crisis center conducting urgent evaluations for children and families in crisis as well as caring for youth who are admitted to the crisis center. This facility serves children from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds including children with Medicaid or no insurance.

Phoenix House – An outpatient substance abuse treatment center. Here residents see patients in the program for diagnostic evaluation and medication management as part of the multidisciplinary treatment team.


    University of South Florida site

    Mike Bengtson, M.D.
    Division Chief
    Saundra Stock M.D.
    Daniel Fallon, M.D. Mariann Suarez, Ph.D.
    Karen Goldberg, M.D.

    All Children's Hospital site

    Jeffrey Alvaro, M.D Tanya Murphy, M.D.
    Mark Cavitt, M.D. Eric Storch, Ph.D.

    Mental Health Center, Inc. site

    Nieves Iglesias M.D. Vashaun Williams, M.D.


    The residents in the child and adolescent program attend a half day per week of educational conferences on Thursday mornings. The didactic program is set on a two year cycle allowing all residents in the program to attend conferences together. The didactic series includes:

  1. Assessment seminar
  2. Development seminar
  3. Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
  4. Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  5. Play Therapy
  6. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  7. Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  8. Family Therapy
  9. Systems Based Practice
  10. Psychosomatic and Consultation
  11. Forensic Issues and Ethics in Child Psychiatry
  12. School-Based interventions
  13. Parent Management
  14. Clinical Case Conference
  15. Journal Club



    Requirements for Applicants

    Residents must have completed at least three years of psychiatric training prior to entering the program and have passed the USMLE Step 3 exam. Residents also need to have successfully passed 3 adult CSVs to enter the program.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants should submit the following:
    • Apply through the National Resident Matching Program Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website at
    • Register for a National Resident Matching Program Number
    After registering please submit material below through ERAS:
    • ERAS application
    • A personal statement about your interest in child psychiatry
    • 3 letters of reference
    • Updated CV
    • USMLE scores Medical school transcript
    • ECFMG certificate, if international graduate
    • USA Citizenship, Permanent Resident status or J-1 visa
    Verification of General Psychiatry Board Eligibility:

    Photo of Saundra Stock, MDSincerely,

    Saundra Stock, M.D.
    Director, Child & Adolescent Training Program
    Associate Professor