Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Celebrates New Mental Health Clinic and Research Facility

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March 6, 2012 -- The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine today celebrated the opening of its newest facility, housing the Duke Child & Family Study Center, Duke Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Duke Smoking Research Laboratory. This new location contains clinical mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults. Additional space is also dedicated to the department’s research activities.
 
“The opening of the new space for Duke Child & Family Study Center, Duke Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Duke Smoking Research Lab demonstrates our department’s growth, and highlights our investment in caring for families,” said Sarah H. Lisanby, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke. “We are pleased to welcome patients into our state-of-the-art clinics, where our providers continue to offer compassionate, outstanding care, informed by the latest research advances and state-of-the-art therapeutics.”
 
Helen Egger, MD, who leads the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke, added, “The opening of the new Lakeview space for the Duke Child & Family Study Center and the Duke Pediatric Neuropsychology services reflects the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ commitment to serve the mental health care needs of children and families. This centrally located new space is child and family friendly and cheerful, providing a welcoming setting for families and for our clinical teams. This celebration of the Lakeview clinic is also a celebration of the outstanding clinicians–psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers– and staff who dedicate themselves every day to helping children and families. As Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, I am delighted that the Department is investing in pediatric and family mental health and our great team with this new facility.”
 
The new location offers a warm environment for patients and their families, where Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences clinicians will continue to provide the following services:
  • Comprehensive assessment and diagnostic evaluations
  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
Joe McClernon, PhD, who directs the Smoking Research Laboratory, noted that the new clinical research space provides “state-of-the-art facilities for researching cigarette addiction including the ability to measure smoking behavior in a controlled setting, administer novel cessation interventions and prepare our research participants for neuroimaging studies.” He also echoed Dr. Egger, noting, “The facility is perfect for conducting community-based research—our participants really like the location.”
 
Located at 2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300, in the Pavilion East at Lakeview, the brand-new facility is conveniently positioned across the street from Duke University Medical Center. The new clinics feature many amenities for patients, including free onsite parking in designated areas, a spacious waiting room, and nearby retail shops and restaurants.
 
For a more information and a map of the new facility, visit http://www.dukehealth.org/locations/duke-child-family-center.