The Division of Child Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine was created to provide psychiatric and behavioral health services to the youth of central and southern Illinois. Our shared vision is that all young people will develop to their fullest potential emotionally, behaviorally and interpersonally with a goal of living their lives with a sense of self-worth, competence and connection to others. Our mission is to develop and promote practices that foster mental health, detect areas of dysfunction and provide treatment and support to children, their families and communities in which they live. The Division is dedicated to providing services, education and research in the area of child and adolescent psychiatry.
The Division provides an array of services for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional issues. Inpatient services are available through collaboration with Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center. The outpatient program at Noll Pavilion provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessments and individual, group and family therapies for a broad range of diagnosis. We collaborate with Gateway Foundation to provide substance abuse treatment for adolescents and with The Autism Program in providing services to individuals with autism.
The Division is extensively involved in teaching and provides training for General Psychiatric residents and medical students from the medical school. We have an accredited child and adolescent psychiatry training fellowship. Through the fellowship, we provide consultation services to the regional medical facilities, schools and substance abuse treatment centers. We also provide training for therapy interns and nurse practitioners.
The Division is involved in a variety of areas for research, including medical education, collaboration between mental health and primary care, telepsychiatry, autism, adverse reactions to medications and attitudes about medical marijuana.
Mary Dobbins, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Rebecca Loschen, LCSW, Adjunct Instructor
Brittany Ottino, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Stephen M. Soltys, MD, Professor and Chairman
Ayame Takahashi, MD, Assistant Professor and Child Fellowship Training Director
Gene Brodland, LCSW, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Cross Appointed Faculty:
Glen Aylward, PhD (Pediatrics), Associate Professor