One of the core goals of this program is the training of
excellence in psychopharmacology with full awareness of both the
potential benefits and risks of psychopharmacologic treatment
used as an important component of an overall comprehensive
treatment plan. Significant clinical and didactic time is
devoted to this endeavor.
As part of the Family Based Approach, child psychiatry
evaluations at this clinic also involve screening for
psychopathology in parents and caretakers. Treating psychiatric
illness in family members often has significant benefit in the
symptoms of the identified patient.