Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Kathleen A. Koth, DO

Assistant Professor
Training Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
kkoth@mcw.edu | (414) 955-7240

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals prepares competent physicians to be excellent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists for their work with children and families across the lifespan. This ACGME accredited program takes advantage of a rich community of resources to provide a broad training experience with patients of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fellows are immersed in multiple systems of care including public, private, medical, correctional, and behavioral health. Longitudinal experiences dedicated separately to therapy and medication management span the two years. The range and breadth of our patient centered approach ensures fellows are well prepared to effectively advocate for children and families as well as the profession.

Didactics and seminars enhance clinical experiences by emphasizing the biological, psychological, and sociocultural components that influence normal development. Taught by faculty with diverse backgrounds and educational experiences, the curriculum covers the many topics critical to child and family work. Faculty leadership and involvement at both the regional and national level enhances both didactic and clinical experiences, and also provides fellows opportunities for mentorship and career guidance.

Accreditation and Certification
The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and graduates of the two year program are eligible for board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Child Fellowship Rotations

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  Year 1

Aurora

  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Unit
  • Day Treatment Program

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Consultation-Liaison Service
  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Services (CAIS)

Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Units
  • Day Treatment Program
  Year 2

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

  • Psychotherapy Clinic
  • Psychopharmacology Clinic
  • Child Development Center
  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Electives

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

  • Community Consultation (Wrap-Around Milwaukee)
  • Mobile Urgent Treatment Team (MUTT)
  • Milwaukee College Prep School charter primary schools
  • Juvenile Detention
  • Electives

Rogers Memorial Hospital

  • FOCUS mood disorder residential program
  • Electives

VA Medical Center Family Programs


Child Fellowship Seminars

The first and second-year fellows join together for most seminars to allow for better program cohesion, maximize the faculty in the community, and give all fellows a rich learning experience. The fellows participate in Case Conferences, Journal Club, PRITE/board review, and Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds regularly in addition to didactics. Didactic topics include:

  • Research
  • Practice and Professionalism
  • Normal Development
  • Therapy series that includes didactics on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Biofeedback, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused, and Parent-Child Interactional therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Consultation to Community and Schools
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Metabolism, Elimination, Interactions and Side Effects
  • Psychopathology
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues/Gender Health.
  • Forensic Child Psychiatry
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • eProfessionalism

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Physical Location and Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Tosa Health Center, Third Floor
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Maps & Directions

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Site Map


Beverly Pernitzke
C-TAGME

Fellowship Education Coordinator I
Psychiatry Fellowship Programs
bpernitz@mcw.edu
(414) 955-7240
(414) 955-6299 (Fax)

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