Training & Education at Sheppard Pratt

Sheppard Pratt has been the home to world-class training and education for nearly 200 years.

Through our state-of-the-art programming, we showcase the best minds in psychiatry and psychology and provide mental health education opportunities for both clinical and community audiences.

For Medical & Post-Doctoral Students

Psychiatric Residency Program

The University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Program trains residents to be exceptional psychiatrists, and has been at the forefront of psychiatry residency education and training for more than 60 years.

Postdoctoral Trauma Fellowship

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in The Trauma Disorders Program at Sheppard Pratt is an intensive, one-year training program for psychologists in the evaluation and treatment of patients with dissociative and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD).

For Clinical Care and Educational Professionals

Continuing Education Opportunities

We offer a robust continuing education program with dozens of educational opportunities for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and counselors each year.

Early Childhood Education & Training

Take one of our MSDE-approved early childhood education and training courses for childcare providers and teachers. Enhance your lesson planning skills, learn to recognize developmental delays, and even boost your team building skills.

Life Space Crisis Intervention Training

We offer on-site best practices training for education and mental professionals on how to be trauma-informed and trauma-responsive when faced with a crisis.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an educational framework that uses novel, proactive approaches to discipline, learning, and student-teacher interaction within schools.

For Community Members

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour, evidence-based public education program designed to equip laypeople with the knowledge they need to know how best to respond in a mental health emergency and how to offer support for someone who is in emotional distress.