School Consultation Clinic

In this rotation, you will have the opportunity to work with children and educators in a school setting.

This rotation is set in an Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) school providing structured educational programming to children with individualized learning needs requiring a more structured, specialized setting. Fellows will also participate in consultation activities with Buffalo Public Schools in terms of staff education and specific consultation requests.

Working primarily with a child and adolescent psychiatrist, you will be directly supervised in psychiatric consultation, education, and treatment and disposition planning to our community education colleagues. You will also spend time with different members of the educational team to better understand the educational ecosystem. This will allow you to improve your knowledge, skills and comfort in actively collaborating with educators in school settings.

You will be exposed to the gamut of child and adolescent psychopathology, but also have the opportunity to observe children in their educational environment. You will have increasing autonomy, seeing and following your own panel of children as you progress through the rotation.

We place a significant emphasis on child observation as well as training and education with our educational colleagues. You will experience the gratification of working with children in the educational context as well as helping educators improve their skills in working with, educating and supporting children.


Fellows will follow two to four children during this rotation.

Rotation Details

  • Year 2 rotation
  • One-half day per week for four months

Clinical Site

Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy
Northtowns Academy
333 Dexter Terrace
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Faculty and Staff

  • one child and adolescent psychiatrist — all cases receive direct supervision

Patient Population

  • Kindergarten through 8th graders requiring alternative educational supports.