About Our Care Team

The Division's multidisciplinary research team includes psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as people with backgrounds in human biology, neuroscience, computer science, electrical engineering and informatics.

Child Psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders. It takes many years of education and training to become a psychiatrist: He or she must graduate from college and then medical school, and go on to complete four years of residency training in the field of psychiatry. Many psychiatrists undergo additional training so that they can further specialize in such areas as child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and/or psychoanalysis. This extensive medical training enables the psychiatrist to understand the body's functions and the complex relationship between emotional illness and other medical illnesses.

Child Psychologists

A clinical child psychologist is a licensed mental health professional (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. Their training prepares them to treat children either individually, as part of and involving the family unit, and/or in a group setting. Psychologists also conduct cognitive, academic and personality testing.

Social Workers

A clinical social worker (CSW) provides emotional support, care coordination, and resource assistance for families. Our social workers are experienced in child and family development and adjustment to illness/medical treatment and are available to address your concerns.