Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Program Overview

The Section of Child and Adolescent (C&A) Psychiatry provides the majority of its clinical and academic teaching for psychiatry residents in their Core and Elective rotations at two primary clinical sites, namely  the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC).  The Section, comprised of a diverse faculty, supports the use of a biopsychosocial approach to child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.  Working within multi-disciplinary teams, our faculty provides diagnosis and treatment of individual children, adolescents, their families and associated systems.  The provision of clinical mental health services within these sites, as well as throughout Winnipeg, falls within the administrative purview of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health’s clinical point of entry is a Centralized Intake Service which triages and coordinates patient referrals and monitors waiting lists.

As well as being exposed to a diverse clinical population, residents and medical students have the opportunity to participate in various formal Section academic activities.

During the PGY3 year, a formalized academic seminar series in child and adolescent psychiatry is provided to all psychiatry residents. 

During a residents C & A residency rotations, other formal academic activities are scheduled including, Section Rounds, and C & A Residents’ Journal Club.

While in their PGY3 year, (and in subsequent years at the resident’s request), a resident is expected to treat a child or adolescent with a psychotherapeutic modality under intensive supervision provided by an attending C & A psychiatrist.

The 2-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry subspecialty residency training program has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Research opportunities in a variety of areas are available in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Enquiries regarding general Section activities may be directed to the attention of Dr. L. Katz at (204) 787-3379.

Any specific questions regarding post graduate education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry could be directed to Dr. S. Fotti at (204) 787-3914.

Any specific questions regarding undergraduate education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry could be directed to Dr. Stan Koodoo. at (204) 787-7191.