The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science provides emotional and behavioral health services for infants, children and teens. It also offers 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 the problem by using a biopsychosocial model to identify biological, environmental, psychological and academic factors that contribute to a patient’s disorder. For complex cases, we work with other pediatric specialists at Children’s Hospital as needed.
Our team is committed to easing the stress associated with illness by providing support to families of children with chronic medical conditions.
Our staff of experienced, nationally recognized experts includes:
In addition to patient care, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is 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.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Psychology 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. They also offer educational programs and practicum clinical experiences to medical and psychology graduate students from the community.
Our clinicians are nationally recognized leaders in research. The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science is a recipient of funding from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and other organizations. Current research studies focus on adolescence obesity, ADHD, depression and adherence.