CAP I Training

CAP I Rotations

Inpatient/Partial Hospitalization
During the first year, fellows rotate for 4 months at the Semel Institute on the UCLA Westwood Campus. During this rotation, the are supervised by Dr. De Antonio on the inpatient unit and by Dr. Suddath when they follow patients in the partial hospitalization program. The fellows follow their inpatients into the partial hospitalization program. Fellows work closely with the psychologists, educational experts, social workers and other clinicians to care for their patients and thus, learn about multi-disciplinary treatment. Fellows attend case discussions and lectures on the eating disorders unit.

CAP I fellows not rotating on inpatient and partial hospitalization at UCLA Westwood Campus are responsible for consultation to the pediatric unit and the emergency rooms three days a week. These experiences are supervised by Drs. Grob and Chung.

Outpatient Treatment
CAP I fellows treat children and transitional age youth in the Harbor-UCLA outpatient clinic. They provide medication treatment services for patients in treatment with other clinicians and see new assessments in Dr. Grob’s assessment clinic and in intake clinics with Drs. Lee and Yagoubi. Fellows are encouraged to have a variety of ages and diagnoses represented in their practices. They are encouraged to have a variety of kinds of involvement in their cases: shared cases with other clinicians, patient for whom they provide both medication and therapy and, when indicated, patients for whom they only provide therapy.

Intake Clinics
CAP I fellows assess new patients once a week with Dr. Grob and several times a month with child psychiatrists Dr. Lee or Dr. Yagoubi. This offers fellows the opportunity to see experienced child psychiatrists assess children and to receive individual feedback and teaching.

CAP I Didactics

CAP I fellows receive three to four hours of didactics at UCLA Westwood Campus one morning a week. Each week they also have two hours of didactics at Harbor-UCLA. Fellows are encouraged to work on one to two cases with Dr. Tangeman in his behavioral assessment program. Fellows can go with Dr. Tangeman to the child’s school and home and learn how to develop and implement an expert behavior plan for oppositional children. Didactics at Harbor-UCLA are taught by both full-time, visiting, and volunteer faculty.


All CAP I fellows are supervised individually and weekly by Dr. McKenna and also receive weekly individual supervision with Dr. Lee and Dr. Yagoubi during intake appointments.