About

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has a long history and proud tradition of providing state-of-the-art clinical care, outstanding education and training programs, and cutting-edge biopsychosocial research in the Nation’s Capital.

Clinical Services

Prospective patients and their families can receive extensive psychiatric, psychological and/or neuropsychological evaluations and a full range of psychiatric treatments including individual, couples, family and/or group psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. For further information regarding our clinical services or to make an appointment to see a GW Medical Faculty Associates psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker, please call (202) 741-2888.

Education and Training

The Department has a CME-accredited grand rounds series and convenes CME programs for physicians and mental health professionals. It has a fully accredited psychiatry residency training program, child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship through the Children's National Health System, and a psychosomatic medicine fellowship through Inova Fairfax Hospital. The Department plays a prominent role in medical student and health science student education.

Community Service

Community service is integral to the culture of the GW Department of Psychiatry and its faculty and residents have long been recognized for their efforts. Julia B. Frank, M.D. was named 2005 Psychiatrist of the Year by the Washington Psychiatric Society (WPS) for coordinating psychiatric services for the Hurricane Katrina evacuees brought to Washington, D.C. James L. Griffith, M.D. was named the 2004 Psychiatrist of the Year by the WPS for establishing culturally-sensitive psychiatric services at the Center for Multicultural Health Services in Northern Virginia. Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. received the Medical Society of the District of Columbia Community Service Award for his HIV/AIDS work.

Grand Rounds

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers Grand Rounds for CME credit.

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