Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
No program offers the continuum of care and access to child and adolescent patients that Pine Rest does. Our physician faculty provides enthusiastic, expert and experienced supervision.
Welcome from Dr. Heide Rollings, Fellowship Director
Welcome to Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services / Michigan State University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, a comprehensive training experience located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our program seeks to nurture and train residents dedicated to providing intelligent, compassionate and best-in-class care to their young patients.
The two-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program allows fellows to work within a large, multidisciplinary system that includes faculty who provide enthusiastic, expert and experienced supervision for our trainees. Many have received awards for excellence in clinical care and teaching.
Fellows will master the essential skills of child and adolescent psychiatry in their training and they will be supported in developing specialized interests within the field. As a community program, our fellows will receive unique experiences with our community partners in order to receive exceptional training in subspecialties of child and adolescent psychiatry.
Child & Adolescent Services at Pine Rest
As one of the largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the country, Pine Rest has provided psychiatric services to children and adolescents for over 100 years.
Our child and adolescent programs include:
- A dedicated inpatient unit with 36 beds
- A brand new 26-bed adolescent and young adult flex unit
- A partial hospitalization program for children and adolescents
- Residential treatment
- School consultation
- Forensic evaluations
- Neuropsychological testing
- Autism Diagnostic Center
- Outpatient clinic including pharmacotherapy, individual psychotherapy and group therapy
Working Side by Side with our Community Partners
Pine Rest collaborates with several nearby medical and psychiatric providers to offer the best opportunity for cutting edge knowledge and education.
Fellows spend time at the neurodevelopmental, sleep and pediatric neurology clinics as well as provide consultations on the medical floors. Fellows will also gain experience treating young patients and medically complex youth in the outpatient setting
Fellows spend time at Wedgwood’s child and adolescent sex trafficking unit—one of only three in the country—and on a residential adolescent addictions unit. Fellows also gain experience working with patients with developmental disabilities including Autism as well as sexual behavior problems.
We recognize that the shortage of child psychiatry services locally and nationally is impacting our primary care system. We are partnering with our community pediatricians to provide a new consultative care rotation to address this need.
Here at the community mental health authority for the county, fellows will develop skills in emergency psychiatric assessment and treatment.
Fellows will participate in the inpatient Eating Disorder Program where they will learn about acute management of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa with an expert team in a setting that addresses all ways in which eating disorders affect patients’ lives.
Fellows will collaborate and consult with school team members, participate in school-based mental health programming and attend behavioral health meetings.
Well-Rounded Training Experience
We provide fellows with diverse learning opportunities in all patient treatment environments covering the continuum of care from outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient and residential settings.
Fellows will also have the unique opportunity to work with children and adolescents with specialized patient needs such as developmental disabilities/Autism, addictions, eating disorders, medical comorbidities and sexual behavior problems. Fellows will review complex psychopharmacology both in practice and through didactic learning. Through a new senior seminar series, fellows will get to hear about cases from faculty that will enhance their problem based learning skills and review evidence based treatments to address their patients’ needs.
Fellows are involved in a wide range of educational activities including teaching medical students, preparing and presenting scholarly activity and sharing their knowledge through presentations, journal clubs and grand rounds.
Dedicated to Training Psychiatrists for Today and Tomorrow
Pine Rest is eager to address the extreme shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists in Western Michigan and across the country by training intelligent, empathetic and comprehensively prepared child psychiatrists who are dedicated to providing skilled and compassionate care.
Our fellows will achieve the knowledge, experience and training to prepare them to provide the highest level of psychiatric care, and most importantly, a career in which they feel fulfilled.
Heide Rollings, MD
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Michigan State University