Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders
We offer clinical services to children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with feelings of sadness, depression, or irritability. Our program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based psychotherapy, and medication management. Free treatment is also available to patients who qualify for participation in one of our current clinical research opportunities.
Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations
Diagnostic evaluations last approximately 2-3 hours and include the following:
- Clinical interviews with parents and children/adolescents regarding current difficulties, and developmental, social, and school history
- Review of records
- Completion of questionnaires to assess specific problem areas
Families are given in-person feedback regarding diagnoses and suggested treatment plan. Treatment recommendations may include referrals to our programs or to another professional. Written reports of results are available and can be sent to the child’s physician, school, or others involved in the child's care with parental consent.
The psychotherapy provided in the clinic is guided by evidence-based principles and involves providing education about the child’s diagnoses, as well as teaching children and families skills to cope with their emotions. Therapists provide individual cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy. Family and parent-based services are also available to help families learn how to communicate their thoughts and feelings, solve problems effectively, and support their child’s development. Therapy is conducted by our faculty, as well as advanced psychology practicum students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows who work under the supervision of faculty.
When medication treatment is indicated, prescription and monitoring is provided by Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows (post graduate years 4 and 5) under the supervision of board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatry faculty members.
The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program also provides consultations to psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who would like to incorporate evidence-based practices into their work.
Kathryn Cullen, MD – Clinic Director
Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, PhD, LP
Kristina Reigstad, PsyD, LP
Referrals and Questions
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Intake at (612) 273-8710.
M – F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evening hours only available as arranged by your provider
Suite F-275, 2nd Floor, West Building
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
After clinic hours and emergencies
Emergency services are provided 24 hours a day for current clients:
Call 612-672-6600 and ask for the psychiatry resident on call
Call 612-672-6402 (Emergency Department)
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