Psychiatry and Psychological Services: Research and Education
The mission of the Pediatric Psychiatry Research Program is to further the understanding and treatment of mental illness in children and adolescents. Since the inception of the program in 1983, we have conducted groundbreaking research in the area of child and adolescent depression. More than 1,200 children and adolescents have participated in and benefited from our research programs.
Studies are currently being conducted in the areas of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy as treatments for depression and bipolar disorder. Additionally, translational research is being conducted, including genetics, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and fMRI studies, for the purpose of examining the underlying mechanisms of these disorders.
For more information on studies taking place at Children's, call the pediatric psychiatry research program at 214-456-8918.
Additional information about each Psychiatry faculty members' area of interests can be found on the UT Southwestern Web page.
All psychologists and psychiatrists are also members of the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Our training programs include:
- Pre-doctoral internship program
- Post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology
- Child psychiatry fellowship program
The Cultural Diversity Fellowship is awarded competitively to a first year Ph.D. student in clinical psychology with a commitment to working with ethnic minority and other underserved populations. This fellowship offers early clinical and research experience, individualized to the trainee's interests and needs. Children's staff also supervises practicum students from area affiliated programs in clinical and counseling psychology, LPC, LMFT and CSW trainees.