Helping children and adolescents with mental health is one of the most important ways to positively influence the next generation. As part of the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, Valleywise Health offers access to the Creighton University School of Medicine - Phoenix Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, a program dedicated to developing future child psychiatrists who are knowledgeable, empathic and able to provide leadership in the care of diverse children.

At Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Mesa, fellows become team members on an innovative inpatient adolescent unit based on a Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model developed by Dr. Ross Greene. Fellows also staff the Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Mesa Outpatient Clinic, providing comprehensive assessment and psychiatric care including medication, psychotherapy and parent guidance for children and families in need. While providing services in the community, fellows have access to a variety of unique training experiences with specialized populations throughout the Valley, including rotations focused on child maltreatment, children birth to five and school consultation with Native American children.

To learn more details about this program, visit the Creighton University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship page or visit the Creighton University website.


In addition to Valleywise Behavioral Health services, as a community program, our child/adolescent psychiatry fellows also have access to a variety of exceptional and unique training experiences throughout the Valley. Fellows are trained in neurology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals in the nation. Rotations at Childhelp Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona, Southwest Human Development, and Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital offer experiences with specialized populations.

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