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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Dalhousie University is located at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The psychiatry division has approximately 17 academic child and adolescent psychiatrists with a wealth of experience and expertise in patient care, education, research and advocacy.

The IWK Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) provides a full range of mental health and psychiatric treatment services for children, adolescents and their families and is the only mental health program in the Halifax district.  The program has a provincial mandate for residential treatment and Maritime province mandate for inpatient psychiatric care and psychiatry specialty (specific) clinics. There is strong faculty leadership in successful national and international research and educational initiatives in child and youth mental illness. 

Psychiatric services are integrated within the IWK Mental Health and Addictions program services as part of the interdisciplinary treatment team including:  community mental health clinics, specialty (specific) clinics, addictions treatment centre, adolescent and child day treatment service, residential treatment programs for children and adolescents, forensics services, emergency psychiatry service, and acute inpatient psychiatry unit.