Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at CHOP provides emotional and behavioral health services for infants, children and teens. We offer the latest advances in behavioral health theory, technologies and treatments.

Every child we treat receives a comprehensive evaluation because we believe the key to appropriate treatment is a proper diagnosis. Our experts determine the root of your child's problem by using a biopsychosocial model to identify biological, environmental, psychological and academic factors that contribute to your child's disorder. For complex cases, we work with other pediatric specialists at Children’s Hospital as needed.

Our team of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers is committed to easing the stress associated with illness by providing support to children with chronic medical conditions and their families.

Our services

Our team provides diagnostic assessment and individual, group and family counseling through our specialized Programs and Services, including our:

Visit our Programs and Services page to learn more.

Professional training programs and research

In addition to patient care, we are actively involved in training and research to help clinicians better understand the underlying causes of psychological and psychiatric conditions and to discover new breakthroughs in treatment.

Training programs

We offer accredited, specialized training in the biological, behavioral and psychosocial aspects of pediatric care to interns, residents and fellows specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatric psychology. We also offer educational programs and practicum clinical experiences to medical and psychology graduate students from the community.



The Education/Fellowship Program offers a two-year, ACGME-approved Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency program.

Research studies

Our clinicians are nationally recognized leaders in research. The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is a recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and other organizations.

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