Fellowship Programs


LSUHSC Baton Rouge Branch Campus Fellowship Programs

The LSUHSC Baton Rouge Branch Campus offers the following Fellowship Programs. Click on the images for more detailed information on each program.

Link to the LSUHSC Baton Rouge Campus Residency Program for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Message from the Fellowship Director

In 1974, Dr. Tinsley Harrison wrote, "If our technical schools can train excellent engineers, as they do, and our schools of divinity can train dedicated ministers, as they do, it does not seem an insuperable task for our medical schools to train physicians that can think like engineers and feel like ministers." On a philosophical basis, a challenge in medical education is to create an environment that fosters the development of highly sophisticated critical thinkers while simultaneously remaining focused on the humanism that defines the most outstanding clinicians. This is the thematic foundation upon which LSU's Medical Education and Innovation Center (MEIC) was designed.

Our child and adolescent fellowship is a two year program focusing on child development, assessment of psychopathology, development of treatment plans and learning evidence-based treatments for infants, school-age children, adolescents and families. Our didactics and clinical rotations are designed to produce capable, knowledgeable, ethical and engaged child and adolescent psychiatrists who provide expert clinical services in multiple arenas and who develop skills necessary to teach, work collaboratively with patients, families and other medical and behavioral health providers and to pursue research interests.

We have developed multiple partnerships with local and state behavioral health providers that enhance our ability to offer a wide variety of clinical experiences that include not only training in evidence-based assessments and treatments for various age groups (parent-child interactive therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and CBT, MST, FFT, pharmacotherapy) but also in normal development, social determinants of health and other issues that impact wellbeing but are often not the focus of training.

We think that Baton Rouge and Louisiana offer unique cultural elements that will enhance your training experience. Our Cajun, African American, Creole, Southern and Spanish heritage offer a rich but unusual mixture of identities, cultures, foods and revelry that we are very proud of and that we celebrate at every opportunity.

We very much hope you will give us a chance to explain our approach to training and to consider training with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Richard Dalton MD

Fellowship Program Director