Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is dedicated to providing the highest level of evidence-based psychiatric treatment to our community. As a community-based academic training center, we are dedicated to developing the next generation of psychiatrists through our Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship programs. Additionally, we offer high-quality training to medical students in behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry.

Our training focuses on teaching and preparing future psychiatrists to treat patients through an individualized treatment plan while integrating biomedical and psychosocial approaches into patient care. We aim to provide high-quality comprehensive patient care to individuals in Reno, Tahoe, and the surrounding Northern Nevada area.

Mission

The mission of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine includes a commitment to education and training of health care professionals. The Department of Psychiatry contributes to the fulfillment of this mission by training the next generation of psychiatrists through our Psychiatry Residency and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training programs. The Department of Psychiatry provides education and training in the urban and rural areas of Northern Nevada. In support of the educational mission, the department pursues research and provides comprehensive clinical services. The department also integrates medical student education into its clinical and academic activities to provide a first-class learning environment for future physicians.

Diversity

Our department is focused on creating and supporting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is vital to our success as we train the next generation of psychiatrists. The strength of our community lies in its individuals and the diversity of those individuals. As a department, we take a stand against racism. Racism affects the physical and mental health of many people in our community and we need to fight against racial inequalities and discrimination. Below is a link to the official statement of the American Psychiatric Association as well as a link to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Diversity and inclusion. The School's Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Nicole Jacobs, is a longstanding faculty member of the department.

American Psychiatric Association statement on Racism and Racial Inequalities

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Academic Programs

Academic Programs

Our fully accredited psychiatry program provides specialized education and clinical experience. In addition to medical student education, we also offer a psychiatry residency program, psychiatry clerkship

Faculty

Faculty

Our diverse team of faculty and staff are committed to providing the highest level of training to future health care experts. They also provide compassionate comprehensive care to children and adults.

Behavioral Health Patient Care Center

Behavioral Health Patient Care Center

We offer a full spectrum of comprehensive health and counseling services for children and adults. We specialize in helping those suffering from everything from depression and bipolar disorders to anger and eating disorders.

SOAR First Episode Psychosis Program

SOAR First Episode Psychosis Program

Our goal at the University Health SOAR Program is to provide early intervention for psychosis while educating our Nevada communities. We offer services that are client and family-focused and tailored to a person's situation.