Child Psychiatry Consultation / Liaison Service

Locations: UNM Children’s Hospital and Carrie Tingley Hospital

First-year fellows spend three months, 70% time, in this rotation. Didactics include approximately 30 hours in the consultation/liaison seminar. 

Fellows customarily see patients from infancy to age 18. These children and adolescents are being treated as inpatients for medical or surgical problems, or are being treated longer-term at Carrie Tingley rehabilitation hospital. Fellows conduct psychiatric evaluations of these children, typically including interviews with the family and the treating pediatric team. Child psychiatry fellows work closely with pediatric, nursing and Child Life staff to coordinate the best care for child patients. In addition, fellows may conduct:

  • short-term crisis intervention
  • play therapy with traumatized children
  • supportive care for siblings and parents of injured or burned children
  • psychopharmacotherapy for various psychiatric and behavioral difficulties.