Using Collaboration Essentials
Collaboration as a Solution

Pediatricians and child and adolescent psychiatrists need to collaborate more closely on the development of new models for early identification and intervention, as well as in the joint care of children with complex, comorbid, and chronic conditions.

The purpose of the Collaboration Essentials for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatric Residents:Working Together to Treat the Child (Collaboration Essentials) program is to nurture this alliance by bringing together clinicians from both specialties at an optimal time to foster this collaboration—during residency training. The goal of this section is to describe the program’s central components and to outline a practical guide for implementing it.