Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency

Brigitte Bailey, MD
Brigitte Bailey, MD,
Associate Professor and
Associate Program Director

Our residency is dedicated to the education of twenty-first century child and adolescent psychiatrists.  The faculty and our community partners have worked together to develop a balanced program providing the resident with expertise in diagnosis, psychopharmacology, community-based and psychological interventions as well as school and pediatric consultation-liaison.  The educational experiences are diverse.


  1. Steven Pliszka , M.D. – Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
  2. Brigitte Bailey , M.D. - Associate Professor and Program Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
  3. Thomas Matthews , M.D. - Clinical Professor and Associate Program Director,
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency
  4. Rene Olvera , M.D. - Associate Professor
  5. James Stedman , Ph.D. - Clinical Professor
  6. Louise O'Donnell , Ph.D. - Assistant Professor

The Residency Program

Year 1

Residents rotate through the following sites in four  three  month blocks:

Acute Care Inpatient  The resident spends three months at the Clarity Child Guidance Center , performing intake assessment and following up to six of their own patients under the supervision of the faculty.  Residents attend rounds, case conferences, therapeutic activities and meet with the on-site faculty for supervision.  The center has both full and partial hospitalization programs.  Three months are spent at the Adolescent Unit of the San Antonio State Hospital.

Community Psychiatry Rotation  Residents spend 3 half-days at the Krier Correctional Residential Treatment Center, a long term (9 months) facility for juvenile offenders. Residents assist in medication management, supervised by faculty, and attend case conferences. Two half days a week are spent at the Bexar County Juvenile Detention center evaluating youth who present with psychiatric illness.  Two half-days a month, the residents go the Roy Maas Meadowland Residential Treatment Center to evaluate children and adolescents who have suffered years of abuse/neglect and have not been able to maintain themselves in foster placements.

Outpatient and Consultation-Liaison Residents rotate at the Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital.  Half of this time is spent answering consultations to the inpatient pediatric services, including hematology-oncology, rehabilitation and general pediatrics. 

Throughout the first year, residents spend Tuesday afternoons with long-term child and adolescent psychotherapy patients.

Year 2

The second year is organized longitudinally and focuses on the development of outpatient skills. Most of this time is spent at Clarity Child Guidance Center. Residents utilize both psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions.  Half days are set aside for electives, school consultation and evaluation of children and adolescents at the Youth Alternative Emergency Shelter.


Tuesday morning is reserved exclusively for didactics which a full range of topics, including child and adolescent psychopathology, neurobiology, psychopharmacology and a psychosocial interventions.

Contact Information

Interested applicants should email Donna Molock, the Program Coordinator at

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