Fellows and faculty participate in a weekly Academic Half Day in which fellows do not have clinical responsibilities. Academic Half Day is devoted to case-based seminar series (with cases presented by fellows), faculty lectures, and professional development seminars.
Lecture modules span human development, forensics, pre-school, consultation, systems-based practice, neurophysiology, and psychopharmacology. The program draws lecturers from fellowship faculty as well as faculty from other Duke departments.
First-year fellows also participate in two didactic sessions per week, in which they observe faculty interviews with children and participate in a development-guided lecture series.