The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents with psychiatric conditions and behavioral or emotional difficulties.
We provide diagnostic assessment and individual, group, and family counseling through our specialized programs and services, including our:
In addition to our psychiatric services to all children, we provide specialty services for children who have medical illnesses complicated by emotional or behavioral disorders.
Our consultation-liaison service provides psychiatric, psychological and psychosocial support for our inpatient and outpatient medical services, the Children's Seashore House and the Emergency Department. These services include diagnostic evaluations, consultations on the psychopharmacologic and behavioral management of medically ill children.
Our Education/Fellowship program offers specialized training for house staff and fellows at Children's Hospital, for psychology and social work students, and for the University of Pennsylvania medical students.
We are actively engaged in clinical research. Current treatment modalities include individual and family therapies, behavioral and academic interventions, and pharmacotherapy.
Formerly the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center, the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry blends modern psychiatry with the richness of one of the first child and family community mental health centers in the nation. We offer a two-year, ACGME-approved Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency program.
The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, accepting five PGY 4 or 5 residents yearly.
Residents participate in a wide range of clinical, research and didactic activities. Didactic seminars occurring during a protected day emphasize normal development, phenomenology, psychopathology, psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions, consultation strategies, and research methodology. A wide range of theoretical perspectives and modalities are emphasized for the care of infants, preschool children, grade-school children, adolescents, and their families.