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