The Center for Developmental Behavioral Health at Kennedy Krieger Institute aims to improve the lives of young people with mental health concerns, including disorders of development, emotion, thinking. and behavior. Our program brings together psychiatry, psychology, social work and nursing to provide team-based, patient- and family-centered care.
An interdisciplinary service line of experienced professionals in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing working together to provide team-based, patient and family centered care and improve the lives of young people with developmental problems and disorders of emotion, thinking and behavior.
We offer services in the areas of developmental psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and medical psychiatry. In addition, our programs sees patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome and related concerns.
If your child has mental health issues, you likely have many questions. We have collected an assortment of information that may be helpful for self-education. Our subject-matter experts have also spoken to the media about current mental health trends.
The Center for Developmental Behavioral Health offers a training program that strongly supports and encourages the utilization of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice in all clinical work within our multidisciplinary setting. This is an advanced training experience delivered by clinical psychologists who possess strong backgrounds in assessment, treatment and research. Students are expected to be entering their third year or above of an APA approved doctoral psychology program.