Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Primary Training Facilities
As the University Hospital and Academic Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore is one of the nation's leading voluntary institutions for patient care, teaching, and research. This renowned academic medical center has campuses in the northern and eastern Bronx (an ethnically diverse county of 1.2 million people) and ranks in the top one percent of U.S. hospitals for investments in medical innovation and cutting edge technology.
Montefiore’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers children, adolescents, adults and the elderly expert psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of unparalleled quality and sophistication.
Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Montefiore provides superb state-of-the-art psychiatric diagnostic and treatment services to the children, adolescents and families of the Bronx, including a specialized child and adolescent child psychiatry clinic offering testing, diagnostic and multimodal treatments.
Montefiore also provides a clinical and research-oriented suicide intervention program for adolescents, which acts as a major training site for residents and fellows in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
An extensive psychosomatic medicine service responds to requests from all hospital departments, including the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM). CHAM serves as the site for the Behavioral Consultation Team at CHAM (BCT-CHAM). In addition, CHAM is the site for the Fellowship in Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine, the only fellowship of its kind in the U.S.
A 24-hour fully staffed Psychiatric Observation Suite provides emergency psychiatric services, including crisis intervention and consultation services to adults and children in the adjacent Medical and Pediatric Emergency Departments. Our ED is among the busiest in the country, The Psychiatric Observation Suite provides enormous training opportunities in crisis and emergency diagnosis and management of children and adolescents in distress.
The Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
The Kennedy Center brings together scientists and clinicians with broad interests in the genetic, prenatal, biochemical, neurological, psychological and environmental aspects of mental retardation and human development.
Additionally, the Kennedy Center houses the major diagnostic and treatment program for handicapped children in the Bronx, while it also provides a resource for relating research findings to clinical practice and training. Clinical and preclinical departments of the College of Medicine and selected graduate schools of Yeshiva University and the Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry participate in the multidisciplinary research and training programs of the Center.
AVAILABLE LIBRARY RESOURCES
The D. Samuel Gottesman Library at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has a substantial collection of in house journals and texts, as well as 24-hour access to on-line journals and periodicals available to the Einstein Community through its website library.einstein.yu.edu. Montefiore has the full service on-site Montefiore Medical Library, as well as 24-hour access to online periodicals and journals.