The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Department of Psychiatry offers a two-year program in child and adolescent psychiatry. The program accepts three fellows per year and is affiliated with Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH),  the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Arkansas State Hospital and STRIVE, a school-based program. Click on the link below for more information.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry’s psychology training program also offers a pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. The program’s goal is to produce professional psychologists who can provide culturally competent clinical services to children, adolescents and their families. Click on the link below for more information.

Child and Adolescent Psychology Internship

Trainers in Specialized Evidence-Based Treatments

At the Child Study Center, we are proud to be at the forefront of training in evidence-based treatment practices, and several of our faculty and staff are certified trainers. Benjamin Sigel, Ph.D., is a national trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), a national trainer for children with problematic sexual behavior, and a Level 2 (regional) trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Joy Pemberton, Ph.D., also is a Level 2 (regional) trainer in PCIT. Karin Vanderzee, Ph.D., and Sufna John, Ph.D., are both Level 1 (within agency) trainers in PCIT and are in the process of becoming regional trainers in Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Additionally, Jamie Block, LPC, is completing the process to become a regional trainer in CPP, and Glenn Mesman, Ph.D., is a Level 1 (within agency) trainer in PCIT. The Arkansas Building Effective Services for Trauma (AR BEST) program ( continues to support the ongoing training and development of Child Study Center therapists to become national, state, and local trainers in these evidence-based treatments.