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Child Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry

Our Child Consultation Service is comprised of interdisciplinary team members including child psychiatry, psychology, and a psychiatric social worker who provide a wide breadth and depth of experience in behavioral health. children

We provide assessments, recommendations, and support for a variety of behavioral health needs for children and their families while they are admitted to the Children’s Medical Center. 

These services include:

  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Assistance in coping with a new or chronic medical illness
  • Evaluation of a child who has experienced a traumatic event
  • Referrals for more intensive or outpatient psychiatric treatment

The inpatient pediatric care team may ask our staff to work with a family to lessen the impact of a stressful experience, promote healthy coping methods, and help a child and family return to emotional well-being. UMass Memorial is a teaching hospital. In addition to our child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists, the care team includes residents, fellows and students training in the field of mental health.