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 patient populations.
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.