The Early Childhood Clinical Service is a unique program that focuses on parenting practices and child development from the time parents are planning to have children through the time children are in preschool. We work with parents and children to promote positive parenting and secure parent child relationships; to prevent behavioral, school, and social problems in children; and to provide treatment when indicated. Our team of child psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and social workers works with varied consellations of families and caregivers.
Specialized services for parents, children, and families
- Preparation for parenthood
- New Mother's group
- Dyadic therapy with parents and their infants and/or toddlers
- Parent-focused therapy for toddlers and preschoolers
- Training for caregivers of young children (early childhood teachers, nannies, babysitters, etc.)
- Social skills groups for toddlers
- Preschool outreach
- Presentations and workshops
Evaluation and Consultation
Parents and parents-to-be are often looking to consult with a professional about initial concerns they have about parenting or child development. A member of our team can meet with you to learn more about your concerns and help determine if futher evaluation or treatment is needed.
We provide comprehensive evaluations that are tailored to your concerns. This includes a combination of an interview with parents, interview with or observation of children, observation of child and parents, contact with schools, and completion of questionnaires. Our goal is to understand your concerns and provide you with treatment recommendations.
We offer services in a variety of formats including couples, dyadic, family, and individual psychotherapy. Our services are based on scientific research that indicates which treatments are most beneficial for you and your child.
In instances where psychotherapy alone is not sufficient, we can provide a medication consultation. Our doctors are up-to-date and informed on the most effective and safe medications for young children.