Compassionate, patient-centered care at a
world class university medical center.
George Washington University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral
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 Nations Capital.
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 GWU 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 Medical Center, and a psychosomatic medicine fellowship through Inova Fairfax Hospital. The Department plays a prominent role in medical student and health science student education.
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, MD 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, DC. James L. Griffith, MD 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, MD received the Medical
Society of the District of Columbia Community Service Award for
his HIV/AIDS work.
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We were pleased to announce that PGY-III resident, Brandon Kohrt, M.D., Ph.D., has been selected as a 2012 Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists. Each year the American College selects as Laughlin Fellows ten psychiatry residents deemed most likely to make significant contributions to psychiatry in the future. The Laughlin Fellowship is one of the highest levels of recognition that can given to a psychiatry resident.
Newly published: The Psychotherapy of Hope: The Legacy of Persuasion and Healing,
(Alarcon, Renato and Frank, Julia. eds)
Johns Hopkins Press 2012
Michael T. Compton, MD, MPH
and Beth Broussard, MPH, CHES, et al. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model of Collaboration between Law Enforcement and Mental Health
Nova Science Publishers, Inc., March 2011
Griffith, James L. Religion that Heals, Religion that Harms:
A Guide for Clinical Practice.
The Guilford Press. New York, 2010
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