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.

About Us

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.

Our Services

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. 

News & Resources

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. 

Training Opportunities

The Center for Developmental Behavioral Health offers a training programs in psychology, psychiatric social work, nursing and child and adolescent psychiatry that strongly support and encourage the use of evidence-based and evidence-informed practice within our interdisciplinary clinical setting. These advanced training experiences provide a strong foundation for students at all levels in clinical assessment, treatment and research. Students are expected to be entering their third year or above of an APA approved doctoral psychology program. 

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