Welcome to Psychiatry
Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
at the Permian Basin. Our department, small yet lively and dynamic, is recruiting
and expanding our faculty and staff to provide expanded services to the community
and our students.
Our department offers patient services through our departments of Internal Medicine
and Family Medicine, and will soon offer services in the department of Pediatrics.
The faculty provides a diverse array of services in a caring, confidential, and collegial
environment, with special expertise in the areas cognitive and behavioral therapy,
and psychological diagnostic assessments in adults. Patients are also referred to
us by other physicians practicing in the areas of surgery, longterm care, rehabilitation,
ICU, and obstetrics and gynecology.
The Department of Psychiatry also places heavy emphasis on education. A functional
and dynamic curriculum prepares students with the knowledge, skills, behaviors and
attitudes necessary to effectively provide medical care to the increasingly diverse
The Department of Psychiatry supports the residency training programs in other academic
departments by providing training and experience in the recognition and management
of psychological distress and psychiatric illness. The partnership between the practices
of public sector and academic psychiatry allows an excellent training experience for
residents and supports the delivery of evidence-based clinical practices for the care
and well-being of persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
In June 2009 the Psychiatry Clerkship Program for third-year medical students will
begin on the Permian Basin campus. Our students will be rotating alongside some of
the most talented, dedicated, enthusiastic, and highly regarded professionals in the
Permian Basin and across Texas. The students will receive a closely-supervised,
hands-on experience with patients with various psychiatric disorders.