Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic

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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
Map & directions
Rm. 126
713 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-3145

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic is an interdisciplinary, outpatient training facility providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents (through the age of 18) and their families referred from the community and departments of Upstate Medical University.


Wanda P Fremont, MD

Wanda P Fremont, MD
Appointed 07/01/83
234 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
713 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-3175

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Pediatrics: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Center for Psychiatric Neuroimaging
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1994, Child Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1992, Adult Psychiatry
  • Internship: University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1984, Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry
  • MD: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine, 1983

Clinical Interests

  • PTSD, Multicultural Issues; Children, Adolescents and Families; Psychology of Women; Child Psychiatry and Primary Care

Education Interests

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Teaching Primary Care Providers

Research Interests

  • Biomarkers for Psychosis in Velocardiofacial Syndrome (NIMH Grant)

    Child Psychiatric Diagnosis & Treatment by Primary Care Providers

Specialties & Certification

  • Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


  • Children


  • Psychopharmacology


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Selected References  

w        Fremont WP, Nastasi R, Newman R, Roizen NJ. Comfort Levels of Pediatricians and Family Medicine Physicians Diagnosing and Treating Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders. Medicine in Psychiatry. 2008. 38(2):153-168.

w        Antshel KM, Fremont W, Kates, WR. The Neurocognitive Phenotpye in Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome: A Developmental Perspective. Mental retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research and Reviews. 2008. 14, 43-51.

w        Kates WR, Antshel K, Fremont W, Shprintzen RA, Stunge L, Burnette Cp, Higgins AM. Comparing phenotypes in patients with idiopathic autism to patients with velocardiofacial syndrome (22q11DS) with and without autism. American Journal of Genetics. 2007. 143, 2642-2650

w        Aneja A, Fremont W, Antshel K, Faraone S, Abdul Sabur N, Higgins AM, Shprintzen R, Kates W. Manic Symptoms and Behavioral Dysregulation in Youth with Velocardiofacial Syndrome (22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome). Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2007. 17:105-114.

w        Kates WR, Miller AM, Abdul Sabur N, Antshel K, Conchelos J, Fremont W, Roizen N.  Temporal lobe anatomy and psychiatric symptoms in Velocardiofacial syndrome (22q11 deletion syndrome). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2006. 45:587-595.

w        Antshel, K,  Fremont W,  Roizen N, Shprintzen R, Higgins AM, Kates, W , Dhamoon, A. ADHD, Major Depressive Disorder and Simple Phobias Are Prevalent Psychiatric Conditions in Youth with Velocardiofacial Syndrome. Journal of the American 

w        Fremont W, Pataki C, Beresin E. The Impact of Terrorism on Children and Families:  Terror on TV, Terror in the Skies. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America. 2005; 14(3):429-451.

w        Fremont W.  Childhood Reactions to Terrorism-Induced Trauma:  Clinical Implications and Treatment Recommendations.  Psychiatric Times Special Report. 2005; Vol. XXll (10):21-23.

w        Fremont W. School Refusal. Pediatrics for Parents 2004; 21 (5):3-4.

w        Fremont W. Childhood Reactions to Terrorism-Induced Trauma: A Review of the Past 10 years. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2004; 43(4):381-392.

w        Fremont W. School Refusal in Children and Adolescents. American Family Physician. 2003; 68:1555-1562

w        Fremont W. Impact of Terrorism on Children and Adolescents. In Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th Edition. B Kaplan B, V Kaplan, Ruiz P, eds. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, N.Y., N.Y. 2009

w        Antshel K, Fremont W, Higgins AM, Shprintzen R, Kates W. Velocardiofacial Syndrome. In Cognitive and Behavioral Abnormalities of Pediatric Diseases. Nass R. and Frank Y. Eds. Oxford University Press (In press)

w        Kates WR, Antshel K, Fremont W, Roizen N, Shprintzen RJ. Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome. In A. Capute & P. Accardo, eds., Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood., 3rd Edition.  Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes 2008



Faculty Profile Shortcut:

The Clinic's faculty and complement of trainees represent the disciplines of:

  • Psychiatry
  • Clinical psychology
  • Psychiatric social work

Trainees are involved in the delivery of clinical services to patients, supervision of which is provided by faculty members of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Referrals to the Clinic may originate from other departments in Upstate Medical University and from the community at large. There are no geographical limitations to the area served, though prospective patients living within the service area of a similar resource may be referred to that organization. To make a referral or for more information please contact the Clinic Secretary at 315-464-3145.

Referring agencies and professionals are requested to advise patients to call the Clinic directly themselves. Preliminary screening over the phone by the social work staff assesses the request for aid and an intake appointment is scheduled or other appropriate community resources are suggested.

The Services/Treatments

The Clinic furnishes outpatient services to a wide variety of patients covering the spectrum of ages, problems and referral sources. Evaluation and treatment services provided to patients include a range of relevant diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities.

Evaluations are conducted by interdisciplinary diagnostic teams or by individual trainees. Evaluations may span a period of 3-4 weeks and may include:

  • Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Program
  • Child Abuse Project
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Conferences with school and other community agencies involved in the case
  • Conjoint interviews with parents
  • Excellence iN Health Care for Abused and Neglected ChildrEn (ENHANCE)
  • Family interviews
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual interviews with a parent
  • Interviews with the child or adolescent
  • Psychological testing
  • School and home visits

Evaluations are completed with a summary interview(s) with parents in which the results and recommendations of the evaluation are discussed. When appropriate, the summary interview may include the child or adolescent, or a separate summary interview may be scheduled for him.

Treatment services offered through the Clinic include various individual psychotherapies with children and adolescents, individual and conjoint psychotherapy with parents, and family therapy. Short-term or time-limited psychotherapy with children and/or parents are used when the presenting problems and the nature of the case warrant the use of these modes of treatment.