Welcome to the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  is an integral part of one of the preeminent child and adolescent mental health treatment consortiums in the country, which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Stanford University School of Medicine.

The mission of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is advancing science through exploration of psychopathology in children and adolescents; psychotherapy process and outcomes; early childhood stress/trauma; and psychological adjustment. Our goal is to increase understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials. Services are provided through several outpatient specialty clinics, inpatient, and community-based programs:

In addition, most of the Outpatient Specialty Clinics have both clinical and research components, and include specialty clinics in Anxiety Disorders, Autism and Developmental Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Early Life Stress, and Eating Disorders Clinic.

10th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update 3/25/17 Now Registering!

“Autism through the Life Span”

A one-day conference for parents, educators and care providers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. This annual update will focus on new research and services for individuals with autism to optimize their long term functioning. 

Keynote speakers:

"Early Intervention and Brain Plasticity in Autism", Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, and Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, North Carolina.

"Sensory Processing in Autism" Anthony Norcia, PhD, Professor (Research) of Psychology, Stanford University

"The Autism Advantage" Thorkil Sonne, Founder and CEO, Specialisterne Foundation and Specialisterne.

for more info and registrationhttp://med.stanford.edu/autismcenter/events.html

Contact Us

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5719

Mailing Address: 
401 Quarry Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305-5719 

Main Phone: (650) 723-5511
New patient Intake: (650) 723-7704

Days and Hours:
Monday-Friday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm