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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 by investigating the psychopathology of mental disorders in children and adolescents and providing optimal care by integrating time-limited focused psychotherapeutic interventions and advanced innovative medical treatment. 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:


In addition, most of our outpatient specialty clinics have research components:

Resources for Connecting to Behavioral Health Services

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 and New Patient Intake: (650) 723-5511

FAX: (650) 724-7389 NEW REFERRALS FAX: (650) 497-4246

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


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.