This fellowship training experience is composed of two statewide initiatives as part of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium: The Child Psychiatry Access Network (CPAN) and Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program (TCHATT). The goal of both programs is to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services in Central Texas through preventative efforts, assessment, and brief intervention via telehealth in collaboration with schools, as well as provide consultation within primary care and school settings to promote mental health wellness. Urgent assessments are conducted in partnership with the school and caregivers as part of the school-based program to support youth experiencing high levels of distress. Training and education for community stakeholders around mental health topics are also delivered via webinars and in-person training around the community. Opportunities for state level presentations may also be available depending on the fellow’s interest. Patient care in this concentration is primarily virtual, however, the fellow MUST be in Austin for the duration of this fellowship. Minor rotations will occur within the TCHATT/CPAN network.

Minor Training Rotations:

Fellows spend approximately 30% of their clinical time training within a minor rotation. Minor rotations opportunities include:

• Facilitating Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) groups session for adolescents promoting increased
discussion and knowledge about mental health that encourages suicide prevention and the development
of problem-solving skills and emotional intelligence through lecture, discussion, and role-plays.
• Delivering specialized clinical services to youth who have experienced trauma or the death of a loved one
with training and utilization of Trauma Focused CBT and other evidence-based treatments.
• Participating in substance use initiative that provides treatment for youth who need help with risky or
unhealthy use of substances by utilizing evidence-based, comprehensive approach to address mental
health and substance use concerns.
• Providing mental health consultations, direct patient care, and psychoeducation to community
pediatricians as part of Child Psychiatry Access Network. Additional training in the SAFETY-A program to assist pediatricians in managing patients in crisis.

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