Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was organized in 1972 to provide treatment for children and adolescents with psychiatric problems and their families. The program serves as the Child Psychiatry demonstration program for the BCDD.

The Division’s staff includes Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed clinical psychologists, and licensed social workers. The Division also offers comprehensive educational training programs to psychiatric residents, medical students, pediatric residents, psychology interns, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows and social work interns.

The Division is dedicated to excellent clinical treatment for patients and their families, to the education of medical and non-medical trainees, and to the research into child, adolescent, and family psychopathology.

Our Services

Psychiatric Evaluation

This service provides extensive psychiatric and psychological evaluations for diagnosis and treatment recommendations of children, adolescents and their families.

Child Guidance

a clinic for the treatment of the child's entire family. Psychiatric services are delivered as a group practice system and are offered at three locations: in the Medical Center area, in East Memphis at the Ridgelake Offices, and in Collierville.

Wellness and Outreach

Wellness and Outreach provides services including prevention services offered to schools and communities, contracts with EAP programs, a speakers' bureau, and other services.

Crisis Evaluation and Triage

Crisis evaluation and triage, a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week service for children, adolescents, and their families to treat a crisis situation and rapidly make the transition to a less restrictive form of treatment.


For more information about this service and its cost, contact the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, BCDD, 711 Jefferson Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105 or call (901) 448-5944.

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Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097