The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry includes a number of internationally prominent investigators in Child Psychiatry, a world renowned Education and Training Program, and a large clinical service that develops state-of-the-art, evidence-based assessments and interventions across the entire range of childhood psychiatric disorders.
The research activities of the division are primarily interested in developing a new understanding of the causal pathways of disorders that permits translating scientific knowledge into effective interventions. The department facilitates the dynamic translation of shared research questions, methods, and discoveries in childhood disorders. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry operates within a model of dynamic collaboration, bringing together scientists across many disciplines and clinicians with diverse skill sets to participate in a process of discovery, experimentation, and validation.
Among the many specific research interests of the division are developmental neuropsychiatry, brain imaging, prevention of child and adolescent suicide, the assessment and treatment of psychiatric conditions in childhood, clinical trials of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, child services research and screening, and epidemiology.
The division also oversees many specialty clinics and centers serving the surrounding community. These units include: Special Needs Clinic, School Based Mental Health Program, Consultation Liaison Service, Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinic, Center for Early Diagnosis and Treatment for Suicide, Children’s Day Unit, Center for the Promotion of Mental Health in Juvenile Justice, Pediatric Psychiatry Clinic, Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program, Columbia University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Clinic, and a Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis Clinic.
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