Our department has three key missions.
We educate doctors. Not only do we train medical students and other learners in the University of Kansas School of Medicine, we also sponsor multiple postgraduate training programs in psychiatry as well as predoctoral and postdoctoral programs in psychology, and provide high quality continuing medical education opportunities in collaboration with KU Medical Center Continuing Education.
We try to advance our knowledge of the brain and behavior. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the next generation by trying to understand more about what causes disturbances in behavior and how to best manage these problems.
We provide exceptional clinical care for those who seek our help. Our clinical programs include general adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic evaluations, psychosomatic medicine, pain management and opiate addictions. We partner with The University of Kansas Health System for inpatient services and The University of Kansas Health System Marillac Campus for inpatient children's services. Our commitment to high quality, efficient patient care means we deliver treatment with an interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric social workers, experienced psychiatric nurses, occupational therapists and other professionals as determined by patient need. By virtue of partnering with the University of Kansas Medical Center, we have a wide range of medical specialists and subspecialists available to help us care for our patients.
"We’re inviting you to be part of a phenomenal medical center and a fantastic health system that values mental health and values you as a person. Together, all of us, will make a difference in the lives of our patients, our trainees and those who come after us."- William Gabrielli, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences News
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