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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Should hem/oncs recommend integrative therapies to their patients?

Your smartphone may know more about your mental health than you

Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats

Why the ‘right’ polices to resolve opioid epidemics change over time

Stanford physicians outline potential negative health effects of detaining immigrant children

Thursday, November 15

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: “Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents at High Risk of Suicide: Results of a Recent Randomized Controlled Trial” featuring Michele Berk, PhD

Monday, November 19

Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuroscience Grand Rounds: "Synaptic intersection of sleep and aging" featuring Gordon Wang, PhD

Thursday, November 29

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: “Focused Brief Group Therapy: An integrative, interpersonal, practice based evidence approach” featuring Martyn Whittingham, PhD, CGP, FAGPA

Thursday, December 6

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: featuring Judith S. Beck, PhD


Academic medicine

...is entrusted with improving the health of individuals, communities, and populations.  And in academic psychiatry and the behavioral sciences, we have a special responsibility to advance understanding of the nature of the brain and of behavior and to explore the role of personal meaning and the therapeutic relationship in human health -- not only to lessen the burden of disease in the world but also to foster wellbeing, resilience and strengths for generations to come.  Together, we have established a great modern academic department, integrating and accelerating our five missions:

  1. Advancing Science
  2. Clinical Innovation and Service
  3. Educational Excellence
  4. Community Engagement and Commitment
  5. Professionalism and Leadership

Our department is inspired.  Our department takes on the hardest problems.  Our department is a community in which we value all people.  Our department makes connections and works shoulder-to-shoulder.  Every one of us, no matter our circumstance, is touched by the personal and societal impact of mental illness.  The leaders, innovators, and learners of our department understand this.  We envision a better world – a world of improved health and lessened burdens of mental illness.  We imagine a future in which children, adults, and elders lives each day well and encounter life’s inevitable challenges with strength. And we are creating the path to this better future.

Laura Roberts, M.D., M.A.
The Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine