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.

Upcoming Events


Presentation: Pandemics, Policing, and Protest: On Racism and Health and Where We Go From Here Speaker: Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH Pediatrician, Public Health...

9/30 12pm
Rachel Radin, PhD

Rachel Radin, PhD, will present "Can a Digital Mindfulness + Healthy Eating Program Improve Health-related Behaviors Among Stressed Adults with Overweight?...


Presentation: Neurodiversity in the Medical and Educational Settings Speaker: Lawrence K. Fung, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Director, Adult Neurodevelopment...

10/6 8:30am
Researcher at lab bench

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences investigators (as well as others from the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences) planning to submit or in the...

10/6 10am
Integrated Case Conference

Presentation: Measured and Formulated: A Psychodynamic Case Discussion Part 1 - Sept. 29Part 2 - Oct. 6Presenter: Lance Middleton, MD, PhD Resident...

10/6 11am

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