Training Electives & Conferences

Behavioral Health Consultation Liaison Rotation

Course description:

Trainees rotating with the consultation liaison service become an integral member of the multidisciplinary team whose purpose it is to provide consultation to medical personnel around the mental health issues of medically ill children.  Trainees are supervised in the evaluation and treatment of hospitalized youth and their families, and consultation to their medical caregivers.  Trainees assess children and adolescents with acute and chronic medical disorders, somatoform and pain disorders, along with cognitive, developmental, and neuropsychological disorders. Supervision at daily rounds and through observed patient contacts is conducted by psychiatrists and psychologists attending on the service. Rotating trainees include child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, triple board residents, adult psychiatry residents, clinical psychology interns, post-doctoral psychology fellows, pediatric residents, and medical students.

Psychiatry Rotation for Pediatric Residents

Course description:

The psychiatry for pediatrics rotation is a two week exposure to various levels of psychiatric care for children and adolescents. Third year pediatric residents rotate through the inpatient psychiatry unit, consultation liaison service, several residential settings, and outpatient psychiatry clinics. Residents improve their knowledge of the availability of differing levels of mental health care, improve their comfort with asking psychiatrically-oriented questions to patients, and increase their knowledge about psychiatric diagnoses and the use of psychotropic medications in children and adolescents.


Psychiatry and Behavioral Health program consists of didactic lectures and experiences through which residents gain familiarity in these areas.

Monthly Conference Schedule

  • Consultation Didactic Behavioral Health Meeting

The didactic is a monthly seminar that brings interdisciplinary faculty and trainees together around clinical issues relevant to the practice of consultation liaison psychiatry. Clinical cases and relevant research are used to inform discussions. The seminar takes place on the first Monday of every month, 8:00am at Primary Children's Hospital. It is a mandatory conference for trainees on our service, but all are welcome.

National Conferences

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting held each October.


Phone: 801-313-7711

Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84113