Medical Coping and Wellness Clinic

The Medical Coping and Wellness Clinic (MCWC) is an outpatient child psychiatry clinic that serves LPCH patients whose primary mental health concern is related to their medical condition or in which patients’ emotional or behavioral concerns negatively impact the management of their medical condition. Examples include the following: adjustment to a new diagnosis; procedural preparation/anxiety(e.g., needle phobia, trouble with IVs); problems with medical treatment adherence; evaluations required for medical procedures (e.g., solid organ transplant evaluations); and behavioral or emotional problems that interfere with medical condition, treatment, rehabilitation, or maximization of functioning.

Our clinic is limited to patients who are actively followed for treatment by an LPCH medical team/providers.  A consultation and then subsequent feedback session may be scheduled to review current concerns, provide recommendations, and resources to help patients.  On occasion, time-limited psychotropic medication management and/or psychotherapy as a bridge to establishing local care, may be provided.

For  Referrals, please have your LPCH physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner submit a referral to Child Psychiatry.  

Medical Coping and Wellness Clinic Faculty

Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Cardiology
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research

EVENTS

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Mindfulness for Parents Class starts 1/25/22  Click here for details and registration. 

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy for Adolescents with ADHD, starting 2/23/22.  Requires a diagnosis of ADH, ages 13-16. Virtual group. Contact an intake coordinator at 650-723-5511 to sign up.

15th Annual Autism Update Saturday, March 19, 2022, online. A one day conference for parents, educatiors and care providers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders. This annual update will focus on new research and services for indiciduals with autism to optimize their long term functioning. Click here for more information and to register. 

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.