Education and Training
Involvement in the direct care of a wide variety of psychiatric patients is invaluable in the development of each student's clinical skills.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences enhances the education of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students by providing a variety of clinical rotations in both inpatient and outpatients settings. Involvment in the direct care of a wide variety of psychiatric patients is invaluable in the development of each student's clinical skills.
The Psychiatry Residency Training Program, which began in 1974, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Careful supervision and in-depth academic opportunities are provided. Many residents have been awarded national fellowships.
The Residency Training Program currently includes about 40 general psychiatric residents. The educational program is designed to offer the residents a comprehensive exposure to many facets of contemporary psychiatric practice. Rotations include inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences with patients ranging from children to the elderly. All residents rotate on clinical programs devoted to assessment and management of patients with acute and long term psychiatric illnesses of both biological and behavioral aspects, patients who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse conditions, patients with forensic problems, and patients requiring psychotherapy. Experience in consultation psychiatry in medical/surgical units is also provided.
The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a two-year, fully accredited fellowship training program that emphasizes a developmental and biopsychosocial orientation. A strong commitment to multidisciplinary training is reflected in the makeup of the faculty, with its members having backgrounds in child psychiatry, child psychology, family therapy, child neurology, child psychoanalysis, and developmental psychiatry and behavioral sciences. The program is designed to produce skilled professionals who are well-prepared for private practice, public service, and academic careers in child psychiatry. Please contact us at 713-486-2570.
Location & Contact Info
Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building
1941 East Road
Houston, Texas 77054
713.486.2525 New Patients
Our affiliates include the following:
Department of Psychiatry
- Harris County Psychiatric Center
- The Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction
- MOTIVATE Program
- Center for Human Development Research
- C.L.A.S.S. Clinic (Autism/Asperger's)
- UT Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders