Behavioral Sciences Division

The Behavioral Sciences Division is dedicated to developing and implementing cutting-edge, evidence-based assessments and interventions to maximize every individual’s well-being.

We work to understand brain-behavior interactions and to develop interventions that are informed by science.  We value the individual, we respect diversity, we rigorously test ideas, we rely on data, and we advocate tirelessly for forward progress in mental health.

Treatment

The Behavioral Sciences Division consists of psychologists, social workers, and trainees who work clinically with children, adolescents, and adults. Services provided by Behavioral Sciences Division members include psychological and neuropsychological assessment, psychotherapy (including individual, family and group therapy), consultation, and case management.

Specialty Clinical Programs

  • Adult addiction medicine
  • Adolescent substance use
  • Anxiety disorders and OCD
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Early childhood assessment and therapy
  • Child and adolescent neuropsychological assessment program
  • Tic disorder treatment
  • Women’s mental health and postpartum care
  • Youth Psychosis

Research

Experts in our Behavioral Sciences Division are working understand the roots of our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors as well as developing new techniques to optimize these for maximal well-being

Focus Areas

  • Alcohol and drug use disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Child disruptive behavior disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Self-harm and suicidality
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tic disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD

Training

We are dedicated to recruiting and developing trainees in mental health to become excellent clinicians, researchers and educators. Behavioral Sciences Division members are involved in training more than 30 graduate students per year, 6 pre-doctoral interns per year, as well as post-doctoral trainees.