American University of Beirut

Fellowship Program

​Child Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship program at The American University of Beirut is a two-year program that accepts one fellow each year. During the two years of training, the first- and second-year child psychiatry fellows cover the inpatient unit and consultation services in addition to ongoing outpatient clinic. Throughout the rotations, child psychiatry fellows are provided with protected time to attend the core lecture series, journal clubs and collaborative case conferences.

Clinical Activity and Rotations

Inpatient and Consultation Liaison Service

Under the supervision faculty member, and as a part of a multidisciplinary team, the child psychiatry fellows provide comprehensive and specialized treatments to children and adolescents with complex and severe mental health challenges who are admitted to the general psychiatric unit at AUBMC

Consultations are provided to all pediatrics inpatient services, including general pediatric inpatient services, pediatric intensive care, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric oncology (St Jude unit), and pediatric neurology.


Outpatient Rotations

Outpatient psychiatric clinic: During outpatient rotations, the fellows will have their own load of patients for whom they will provide continuous care up to two years, the duration of training. In addition, the child fellows will observe the attending psychiatrists in their clinic.

Psychotherapy Clinic: Each fellow is expected to carry two therapy cases. Supervision is provided by a psychology faculty member.

Pediatric Neurology: One half-day per week for two months. Fellows participate in an observational learning opportunity, working with attending pediatric neurologists.

Community Mental Health Center: One half-day per week for one year. This rotation provides fellows the opportunity to participate in an integrated care clinic. Patients have a variety of disorders, including depression, anxiety and PTSD.

Inpatient psychiatrist unit: Fellows provide care for children and adolescents admitted to the general psychiatric unit. This include rounding on patients, meeting with patient’s family, and coordinating care with other treatment team members.

Supervision and Formal education

  • Daily rounds with attending child psychiatrist on patient admitted to inpatient unit
  • Weekly supervision to discuss cases seen by fellow in outpatient clinic.
  • Child journal club: Two peer reviewed articles, usually related to psychopharmacology, are discussed each week.
  • Child conference: A multidisciplinary activity weekly activity that covers topics related to assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, and psychosocial interventions.


Applicants are expected to have finished at least four years training in adult psychiatry. They are also expected to be fluent in both English and Arabic. For more details regarding application process, please refer to Graduate Medical Education Office. Also please feel free to contact Dr. Shamseddeen, program director:

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