I need your honest opinion about this. I just graduated in Canada this year and I started working as a general psychiatrist in Ontario. For Canada, our programs are 5 years in length and that include 6 months of Child & Adolescent psych. I spent a lot of those months doing various modalities of psychotherapies on children and adolescents and I loved it. However, I decided against doing 2 more years of subspecialty trainings due to my old age. Towards the end of my residency, most of my therapy patients were aged 18-24. Here's the thing, I went for a locum opportunity at a local family practice clinic in a city an hour away from Toronto because my girlfriend is finishing up her graduate studies there. The head GP asked if I want to see some of his kids assuming they are patients from his practice. I said why not. He knows that I am a general psychiatrist. However, little did I know, the centralized referral system now advertises me as an Adult Psychiatrist AND as a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. This week, I started receiving referrals as young as age 3 and I need to cancel a few new assessments that his secretaries booked for me without me triaging. Obviously I just contacted the referral system to take that Child Adolescent destination off my name!!!!! My question is: Is it kosher for me to treat adolescents for simple cases? I generally explain to the parents that I am a GENERAL psychiatrist and if the case is outside the comfort of my expertise, I would refer them to CHILD psychiatrist?