Educating Future Mental Health Providers
The Pediatric Psychology section is part of the Department of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is an expanding department with approximately 250 faculty members, including 18 psychologists. The Department is committed to developing nationally recognized clinical and research programs, including comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical and training efforts. Psychologists are also embedded in other sections within the Department of Pediatrics (i.e., Children at Risk, Adolescent Medicine, Behavioral Pediatrics).
The Pediatric Psychology Fellowship is under the direction of the Section of Pediatric Psychology and Schmieding Developmental Center (SDC). Psychology providers offer direct clinical care in Arkansas Children’s outpatient clinics and inpatient consultations and see patients in the UAMS James L. Dennis Developmental Center (DDC). Psychology providers offer a range of services from formal autism, ADHD, developmental, educational and neuropsychological evaluations; consultation and targeted interventions and therapy addressing behavior management, feeding, adherence with medical treatments and parent-child interactions.
Psychologists have experiences with developmental disabilities, research, medical crisis and loss and various pediatric subspecialty outpatient clinics. Our faculty are involved in community-based programs and the UAMS Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program.