Outpatient Clinical Services for Children and Adolescents

The clinical service programs for children and adolescents across the Child Behavioral Health and Science Center provide advanced and cutting-edge clinical care, support research, and serve as academic training sites for child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and creative arts therapists. All clinical programs emphasize the use of innovative treatment approaches that incorporate the clinical, social and cultural characteristics of each patient and family. Treatment is delivered using a multidisciplinary team-based approach with clinicians who emphasize family involvement for both diagnostic and therapeutic services.

The treatment options include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Parent training/support
  • Child skills training
  • Parent-infant dyadic therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Animal assisted (pet) therapy
  • Trauma treatment
  • Medication management

The Center also maintains a close affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Friedman Brain Institute, the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, and the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, which afford many collaborative clinical, educational, and research opportunities.