Welcome to the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development

The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences  is an integral part of one of the preeminent child and adolescent mental health treatment consortiums in the country, which includes Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Stanford University School of Medicine.

The mission of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development is advancing science through exploration of psychopathology in children and adolescents; psychotherapy process and outcomes; early childhood stress/trauma; and psychological adjustment. Our goal is to increase understanding of the pathophysiology of youth mental health concerns including mood, eating, childhood medical, anxiety, and autism related disorders using innovative translational approaches ranging from stem cell research to imaging and clinical trials. Services are provided through several outpatient specialty clinics, inpatient, and community-based programs:

In addition, most of the Outpatient Specialty Clinics have both clinical and research components, and include specialty clinics in Anxiety Disorders, Autism and Developmental Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Early Life Stress, and Eating Disorders Clinic.

Upcoming Events

May 7, 2016: 9th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update, now registering! See info below

April 12, 2016: Mindfulness Skills for Parents of a Child/Adolescent/Adult with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Click here for more info

Contact Us

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Building
401 Quarry Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5719

Mailing Address: 
401 Quarry Rd.
Stanford, CA 94305-5719 

Main Phone: (650) 723-5511
New patient Intake: (650) 723-7704

Days and Hours:
Monday-Friday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Now Registering: 9th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Update May 7, 2016

Keynote Speakers:

Catherine Lord, PhD "DSM-5: Rationale and Impact of the new Criteria"

Peter Mundy, PhD "Autism and Joint Attention: Assessment and Intervention Fundamentals"


Who should attend: Parents, teachers, pediatricians, psychologists, caregivers, media and anyone with an interest in autism are invited to attend

When: 5/7/16  (Saturday) 8:15am-4:30pm

Cost: $125 (includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch)

Where: Li Ka Shing Conference Center, 291 Campus Drive, Stanford, 94305

Contact info:  earchiba@stanford.edu or 650-721-6327

registration link:  https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2266777626e