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Department of Psychiatry

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Psychiatry
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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Clinical Sites


Texas Children's Hospital
is one of the largest tertiary care pediatric centers in North America.

Psychiatric Ambulatory Care Clinics where physicians assess and manage a wide variety of complicated psychiatric and medical conditions including but not limited to: ADHD, Mood Disorders, Movement Disorders, Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, psychiatric disorders that are co-morbid with serious and/or chronic medical diseases (Heart, Kidney, Infectious (HIV), Childhood Cancer, etc).

Consultation and Liaison Service includes psychiatric consultation and liaisons with specialty pediatric services. The consultation service provides a wide range of care to pediatric patients, such as with eating disorders, psychosomatic conditions, adaptation to chronic or critical illness, developmental problems, and acute psychiatric disturbance. Child residents will also have the opportunity to participate actively with Adolescent Medicine’s Eating Disorder Program, an interdisciplinary medical and mental health program

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services at Ben Taub General Hospital, the main public/county general hospital, includes school consultation to Galena Park ISD elementary, junior high and high school students in addition to general pediatric psychiatry ambulatory clinics.

The Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority offers evaluation and treatment for children and families coping with severe and persistent mental retardation and mental illness in neighborhood-based clinics.

Special Populations: Texas Children’s Hospital Child Protective Team Clinic, High Risk Clinic, and Children’s Assessment Center, during which residents participate in a variety of clinical forensic settings within TCH and the community assessing children and adolescents who have been exposed to neglect, violence, and sexual trauma. In addition to observation , residents are providing consultation to pediatric faculty and residents and assisting by conducting psychiatric assessments and follow-up for patients identified to be at-risk for psychological maladaption to trauma. Residents are also given the opportunity to observe and potentially participate in court proceedings as they relate to cases during the rotation.

Continuity Clinic (sites include,The Baylor Psychiatry Clinic, DePelchin Children’s Center, TCH TSPO Medical Home Corinthian Pointe) offers comprehensive evaluations and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents focusing on psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Residents have autonomy within this two year clinical experience under the supervision of a faculty member and learn practice management knowledge and skills through a combination of didactics and real time exposure.

The Menninger Clinic for adolescents includes intensive inpatient services and day treatment as well as disorder-specific services for those with eating disorders or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Adolescents come from around the nation and the world to be evaluated and treated by the inpatient services of the Menninger Clinic.

DePelchin Children's Center serves children and their families. It offers comprehensive evaluations and outpatient treatment for child, adolescents and their family in a psychopharmacology clinic in conjunction with multidisciplinary services. Residents will have an opportunity to work with kids in foster care, residential, and post adoption care. They will also have ample opportunity to work with children in psychotherapy using multiple modalities of treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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