The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Science offers diagnostic assessment and individual, group and family counseling through a variety of specialized programs:
The Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic strives to deliver compassionate, evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate evaluation and treatment. Our multidisciplinary staff works closely with patients and families in our General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, and the Neuropsychiatry Program.
The General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders. Most patients are seen through this program upon first referral to the department. Clinicians work with families to provide a comprehensive evaluation and a treatment plan that may include individual and family psychotherapy, medication management, or a combination of both. The Outpatient Clinic does not provide emergency evaluations. Therefore, if your child is in an immediate risk of hurting him/herself or others, please seek care at your nearest crisis center or emergency room or call 911.
The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program evaluates children with depression, bipolar and mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Our nationally recognized experts use the latest research to evaluate and treat children who have not responded to previous treatment.
The Neuropsychiatry program specializes in treating Tourette's Disorder, Tic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, Psychosis (Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders) and Social Anxiety Disorder. Psychiatrists and psychologists in our Neuropsychiatry program work with complex neurodevelopmental disorders that have behavioral symptoms.
The Behavioral Health Integrated Program (BHIP), a consultation liaison service, provides comprehensive assessments to children who are hospitalized for medical illnesses. Staff is available for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial consultation, evaluation, and treatment. Referrals to this service come from the patient’s attending physician.
The Center for Management of ADHD provides diagnostic evaluations, psychiatric consultation, medication treatment, family behavior therapy and school consultation. The Center supports numerous research initiatives which include:
The Neuropsychology and Assessment Service treats:
Psychologists and neuropsychologists test memory, attention, language and information processing to assess brain functioning and the need for intervention. The team produces extensive reports based on their evaluations and help make treatment and service recommendations.
Pediatric psychologists specialize in providing assessment, intervention and consultation services to patients who need help adjusting, adhering to treatment, and / or require support related to the trauma of their illness or procedure. Many medical programs within CHOP include pediatric psychologists as part of their medical treatment teams.
The Children’s Intensive Emotional and Behavioral Program (CIEBP) provides partial hospital services in a behaviorally based therapeutic setting for children between the ages of 5 and 12 who are experiencing significant behavioral, emotional and social needs. The program serves children throughout the South Jersey region, and children attend the program for six hours per day, five days a week.