Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology provides an array of clinical services through efforts of six child and adolescent psychiatrists, seven child and adolescent psychologists, 10 advanced trainees in fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and child and adolescent psychology, and eight clinicians who are on the staff of the Bingham Clinic. These services cover a broad range of clinical disorders, provide a continuum of care for the community, and serve as a local and regional resource for the most complex psychiatric problems of children and adolescents.

The Norton Children’s Hospital Emergency Room is the primary receiving facility for acute child and adolescent psychiatric emergencies. The division provides 24-hour coverage for this service, including face to face consultations throughout the week, and emergency consultations on the weekend. The service evaluates approximately 800-1,000 children per year.

The Ackerly Child Inpatient Unit

The 20-bed Ackerly Child Inpatient Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital provides intensive diagnostic and treatment services for severely disturbed children and adolescents. These services include psychiatric and psychological evaluation, individual, group and family therapies and educational evaluations. Many children require medical evaluations in the coordination of psychiatric treatment; this is provided by consultants from the Norton Children’s Hospital. Hospitalizations are as brief as possible and discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission to allow the most appropriate follow up care to be provided. Ackerly has become a regional referral center with an excellent reputation.

Outpatient Care at Bingham Clinic

The Bingham Clinic has been in existence since 1913 and is one of the oldest child guidance centers in the country.  For over two generations, the clinic has been a vital part of the activities of the department of psychiatry of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, but transitioned into the Department of Pediatrics December 1, 2012.

The clinic provides outpatient psychiatric services for local children and for children throughout the region. These services include careful psychiatric and psychological evaluation and treatments, including pharmacotherapy, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and education.

Unique aspects of outpatient services include: evaluation and coordination of care of autistic children, evaluation of children who set fires, treatments for children with chronic illness, assessment and treatment of adolescent females with sexual behavior problems, and specialized family consultations.

Consultation Liaison Services

The division provides active consultation liaison services to the pediatric wards of Norton Children’s Hospital. Helping children of families cope with illness and the effects of trauma, as well as acute sequelae of suicide attempts, are the most common interventions provided. The Consultation Team includes the chief of the service, several child and adolescent psychologists, and consulting trainees in both psychology and psychiatry.

This program has expanded to provide specialty consultation services to cystic fibrosis and hematology and oncology patients. The service identifies patients for the outpatient CHIRP Program. The service evaluates approximately 500 children per year, and reached their 1,000th patient seen in 2016.

 

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology

Academic and Outpatient Clinic Office:
Norton Children's Mental and Behavioral Health - Bingham Clinic
Norton Hospital - Downtown
200 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202
P: 502-588-0800 | F: 502-588-0801

 

Leadership

Jennifer Le, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology
Residency Director

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Courtney Smith, PhD
Associate Division Chief, Psychology
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Bryan Carter, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship Director

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Gagandeep Kaur, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director, Inpatient Unit

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Kristie Vail Schultz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director, Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

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Chris Peters, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Outpatient Clinic

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Faculty

Virginia F. Barbosa, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Morgan Daffin, PsyD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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John E. Gallehr, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Kayla LaRosa, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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David Lohr, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Sunnye Mayes, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Psychology Internships

 

Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

The Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine offers a one year, intensive training program in clinical child and pediatric psychology.  Our primary objective is to prepare psychology interns for entry into advanced postdoctoral training or professional practice in child clinical and pediatric psychology.  The program is designed to equip interns with the skills required to provide clinical and psychological assessments, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and other aspects of mental and behavioral health care with children, adolescents, and families on an increasingly independent basis.  This includes developing expertise in the foundations of evidence based practices, cultural diversity, child development, and issues in professional development.

The internship is conducted within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (CAPP) in the Department of Pediatrics and is supported by personnel and facilities within the Bingham Clinic and Norton Children's Hospital.  The child psychology faculty maintain primary responsibility for planning and conducting the program and supervising interns.  Interns also receive instruction from the child psychiatry faculty and collaborate with professionals from other disciplines, resulting in extensive exposure to multidisciplinary approaches.  Training is further enhanced by opportunities to work alongside other trainees in the department.  The division also offers a child and pediatric psychology practicum, pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship, and child psychiatry residency.  Additionally, CAPP faculty and learners participate in the lectures and clerkships for medical students/residents/faculty in the School of Medicine.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program

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Welcome

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Louisville is a two-year, ACGME- accredited fellowship that provides a comprehensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

Our program is developmental and psychodynamic in orientation with a strong emphasis on advancements in neuroscience. Our goal is to graduate highly skilled and compassionate clinicians who are prepared to step into clinical, research, and education environments, as leaders in psychiatric care.  We facilitate this goal by the unique positioning of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship as a division within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Our fellows learn to function as members of an integrated team alongside doctoral and masters level psychology trainees and pediatric residents at Norton Children’s Hospital and at the innovative pediatrics clinical outpatient setting of Novak Center for Children’s Health.

At the close of training, our fellows are prepared to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology's sub-specialty examination.


About our Program:

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology provides an array of clinical services through efforts of child and adolescent psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychologists, advanced trainees in fields of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychology, and clinicians who staff the Norton Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health – Bingham Clinic. These services cover a broad range of clinical disorders, provide a continuum of care for the community, and serve as a local and regional resource for the most complex psychiatric problems of children and adolescents.

The Norton Children’s Hospital Emergency Room is the primary receiving facility for acute child and adolescent psychiatric emergencies. The division provides 24-hour coverage for this service, including face-to-face consultations throughout the weekdays, and emergency consultations on the weekend.

The goal of the University of Louisville Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is to produce psychiatrists that specialize in the delivery of skilled and comprehensive medical and psychiatric care of children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders. In selecting applicants and training residents, the faculty and professional staff of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is committed to the career development of trainees, promoting clinical excellence and professional integrity. The Division is also committed to selecting applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship is structured as a two year program available after completion of the PG-3 or PG-4 year. Residents will be required to obtain competence in the following areas driven by the ACGME core competencies:

  • Direct Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

 

To achieve competency in these areas, our residents sharpen their clinical and academic skills in a wide range of settings:

  • Outpatient Medication Management
  • Long-term Psychotherapy
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Service
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • University of Louisville Autism Center
  • Outpatient Pediatric Neurology
  • Private psychiatric practice
  • Integrated Pediatrics Clinic

Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Lovick C. Miller Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, which began in 1992, was named in honor of Dr. Miller who retired as the Chief Psychologist after 36 years of an exemplary career at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Postdoctoral Fellows in pediatric psychology have direct involvement in two challenging clinical and applied research programs:

  • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service to Norton Children’s Hospital - the fellow maintains primary responsibilities providing inpatient consultation-liaison services within a tertiary care children’s hospital and academic medical center, with specialty focus on patients with chronic pain and functional disability concerns.
  • Children’s Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) - CHIRP is an innovative outpatient program employing and evidence-based manualized intervention for treating adolescents with chronic painful and fatiguing conditions. The fellow is involved in the evaluation and treatment of referrals to this evidence-based intervention, as well as ongoing research assessing treatment efficacy.


In addition to providing clinical and consultation-liaison services, the fellow is involved in research projects associated with both of these clinical activities. Additionally, the fellow participates in individual and group supervision, selected seminars, case conferences and service rounds, and has an opportunity to supervise a doctoral-level practicum student.

Salary/Benefits

This position offers a yearly salary commensurate with NIH guidelines and a travel stipend for conference attendance with benefits to include individual health insurance, malpractice/liability insurance, 20 days vacation/sick leave, free parking and use of computer/audio-visual equipment.

Requirements

Successful candidates include those with a doctoral degree and internship from APA-accredited programs with evidence of child and adolescent specialization. 

Application Process

Application deadline is February 15th. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Bryan Carter, Ph.D.
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychology
Department of Pediatrics
200 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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