UCSF Department of Psychiatry – San Francisco General Hospital

Website: http://psych.ucsf.edu/sfgh/cas
Phone: (415) 206-4444

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Last modified on July 3, 2015

Type of Provider: Hospital - In and Out Patient, Informational Resource/Support, Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist, Support Group, Therapist, Treatment Center

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SFGH Child and Adolescent Services (CAS) provides outpatient mental health services to children and youth from birth through age 18. Clinic services are provided at SFGH offices and in neighboring community settings for families who are seeking help for their children, who may have behavioral and/or emotional problems. CAS also offers services to infants, children, and their families who have suffered psychological trauma due to physical assault, emotional abuse or neglect, domestic violence, catastrophic injury, or debilitating chronic disease. A variety of therapeutic modalities are utilized, including individual, play, family and group therapy. The Early Childhood Development Clinic, a component of CAS, provides evaluations of infants and children who may have developmental delays, behavioral problems or who are at risk of cognitive and behavioral problems due to a variety of conditions such as prenatal drug exposure and/or premature birth. Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric consultations are available via our pediatric consult-liaison service. Psychological consultations and brief assessments are provided to outpatient pediatrics providers and to inpatient pediatrics in conjunction with the consult-liaison service.

Many children and youth experience school difficulties and have learning problems. An important component of CAS is consultation and collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, as well as providing psychological assessments. For clients in the foster care system, consultation with DHS workers is a key component to care coordination. CAS staff coordinates services with primary care and community providers as needed to facilitate the full and healthy development of each child and youth.

Services provide by CAS include:

  • Assessment
  • Individual/play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric assessment/medication evaluation
  • Outreach to families effected by trauma
  • Crisis intervention and brief therapy
  • Consultation-liaison service – inpatient and outpatient
  • Psychological testing
  • Teen-sensitive services
  • Consultation for child care and primary care givers
  • Assistance with victim/witness of crime application
  • Information and referrals

CAS has a range of providers including UCSF faculty, child psychologists, child psychiatrist, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, pre- and postdoctoral clinical psychology trainees, psychiatry residents and fellows, medical students and volunteers. Faculty and staff have a wide range of experience including areas of specialty in early childhood, trauma, teen violence, family therapy, work with foster care children, culturally appropriate services, and consultation with pediatric primary care providers. Staff work very closely with primary care providers and offer services in community settings. English and Spanish are spoken and there is access to interpreters for other non-English speaking clients.

 

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