About the Program

The Department of Psychiatry offers a two year residency in child and adolescent psychiatry. Traditionally, this residency follows the PGY-III or PGY-IV training years in general psychiatry. However, alternative sequences for completing residency training in child and adolescent psychiatry can be designed. Applicants who wish to achieve their training in child and adolescent psychiatry in an alternative sequence are encouraged to discuss their ideas and needs with the training director.

Programs and Services

  • Outpatient diagnostic evaluations
  • Individualized treatment involving psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and medication as indicated
  • Psychological and Educational testing
  • 50 Inpatient beds for evaluation and treatment (12 child beds and 16 adolescent beds used for training)
  • Consultation Liaison services to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and select services at UAB Hospital.
  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fully accredited residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 1995.

Accomplishments

  • Largest group of Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in the state
  • Provides the largest range of child and adolescent psychiatry services in Alabama
  • Liaison relationships with regional school systems and Family Court
  • ACGME fully accredited training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 1995
  • Affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Jefferson County School System, and the Family Court of Jefferson County

Features

  • Two year residency program with strong biopsychosocial focus, 8 residents total usually distributed 4 residents per year
  • Diverse, large, multidisciplinary faculty
  • All clinical experiences on site on one city block in the midst of the UAB Medical Center
  • Outpatient Clinics at UAB and Children's of Alabama
  • 12 Child inpatient beds
  • 20 Adolescent inpatient beds
  • Consultation Liaison Services
  • Strong affiliation with Children’s Hospital of Alabama (on site)
  • Strong affiliation with community schools and agencies and state agencies including Family Court of Jefferson and the regional public school systems

UAB Benefits

UAB offers comprehensive, competitive health and retirement benefits to allow employees to make individualized selections based on their needs. In addition to traditional benefit programs,   UAB provides added personal and professional support through a variety of employee perks and resources. Learn more about employee benefits, services and programs.

Living in Birmingham

Centrally located, Birmingham is less than 300 miles from the sugar white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and a short 2 hour drive from Atlanta. With the cost of living nearly 21% lower than the national average, Birmingham offers the allures of urban life without breaking the bank. Over the past several years, downtown Birmingham has experienced significant growth and revitalization, offering a broad range award-winning restaurants, craft breweries and entertainment options. With no signs of slowing down, Birmingham continues to expand with the addition of new restaurants, retail and a multitude of mixed-use developments with apartments and lofts. Learn more about Birmingham. 


  Dr Ascherman
Residency Training Director:

James Cullinan, D.O.
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry