Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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The UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is among the nation's foremost resources in the fields of child, adolescent, adult and geriatric mental health. It is one of the largest departments in the UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, with a mission focused on research (basic, translational, clinical), teaching, patient care and public service.

UCSF Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences conducts its clinical, educational and research efforts at a variety of locations in Northern California, including Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, UCSF campuses at Mission Bay and Laurel Heights, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, and UCSF Fresno.

Our faculty members are recognized for their leadership roles in state-of-the-art, comprehensive and compassionate patient care, pioneering research, excellence in training the next generation of leaders, advancing public policy to advance mental health and commitment to diversity. We are dedicated to advancing mental health across the lifespan for the people of the Bay Area and the world.

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CAP Fellow Presentation: More Than Skin Deep: Exploring Racial Trauma Speaker: Stacie Collins, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow Department of...

1/20 12pm
UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Please note: Until further notice, meeting attendance will be limited to Zoom only. This meeting is open to paid faculty members of the UCSF Department of...

1/22 12pm
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Upcoming presentations: Jan. 25: Medical Frailty and Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Alejandra Sánchez López, MD, and Andreea Seritan,...

1/25 12pm

Presentation: Intersections Between Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychiatry Speaker: Lisa Pascual, MD Professor Department of Orthopaedic...

1/25 1pm
Psychiatry Education Spotlight

Topic: Book Club: Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett ---------- About Education Spotlight: Education Spotlight is a faculty development series and...

1/26 9am

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