Mclean Hospital
Training at McLean


The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program offers two-years of specialized training in providing comprehensive care for children, adolescents, and their families.

The program is designed to foster the development of well-rounded, competent child and adolescent psychiatrists. Training in individual therapy, psychotherapy, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive and behavioral therapies is provided through direct clinical experience supported by supervision, theoretical and evidence-based seminars, and demonstrations by instructors and skilled clinical practitioners and administrators.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, led by David H. Rubin, MD, is based on the philosophy that no single conceptual framework is sufficient to understand human behavior. Residents are taught to approach patients and their families from a developmental perspective using five clinical orientations, challenging them to understand clinical issues and to attempt formulations that integrate conceptual models.

Ample elective time is provided to encourage exploration and acquisition of skills in specific subspecialties. Residents participate in a structured core clinical and educational experience, with rotations throughout MGH, McLean, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, and the local public school systems.

How to Apply

More information and the application process for the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program may be found on the MGH website.