Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

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.

Kelly Blankenship, DO

Welcome from Dr. Kelly Blankenship, 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 residents dedicated to providing intelligent, compassionate and best-in-class care to their young patients.

Our faculty provides enthusiastic, expert and experienced supervision for our residents and fellows. Many have received awards for excellence in clinical care and teaching.

Child & Adolescent Services at Pine Rest

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 26-bed adolescent and young adult unit scheduled for completion in 2017
  • A partial hospitalization program for 40 patients
  • Several dedicated residential units
  • Forensic evaluations
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Psychological testing
  • Autism Diagnostic Center


Partnering for a Broader Experience

Pine Rest collaborates with several nearby medical and psychiatric providers to offer the best opportunity for cutting edge knowledge and education.


Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Fellows spend time at the neurodevelpmental, sleep and pediatric neurology clinics as well as provide consultations on the medical floors.


Wedgewood Christian Services

Fellows spend time at Wedgewood’s child and adolescent sex trafficking unit—one of only three in the country—and on a residential adolescent addictions unit.


Focusing on Autism and Addiction

Many advances have been made recently in autism and adolescent addiction research.  As areas of intense interest and need across the country, the fellowship program will focus on providing significant education and clinical experience to the fellows in these areas.


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.



Kelly Blankenship, DO
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship