The Division of Behavioral Medicine within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine represents an interdisciplinary team of clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, and clinical social workers. The division is involved in 4 clinical service lines:
- Psychotherapy Service
LCSW providers in this service provide individual psychotherapy to both adult and child/adolescent populations in our Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. Providers specialize in several therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, interpersonal, supportive, and eclectic psychotherapy. Some members of this team are embedded within the NC-STEP Center for Telepsychiatry and E-Behavioral Health.
- Health Psychology Service
This service provides outpatient pre-surgical and pre-treatment (e.g., Bariatric, Transplant) psychological evaluations; Psychological consultation for management of medical conditions (e.g., Cancer, HIV, ESRD, CHF); Individual/group therapy for patients coping with various medical treatments; and Cognitive Behavioral and ACT psychotherapy for various psychiatric conditions.
- Consultation-Liaison Service
Psychology providers in this service are integrated into the Psychiatry Consultation/Liaison (C/L) team. They are involved in most of this team’s essential services in the Emergency Department and other inpatient units of ECU Health Medical Center. Services provided include psychotherapy, capacity evaluation, brief IQ and neuropsychological testing, differential diagnosis (e.g., mood, substance use, functional neurological disorders), psychoeducation, and adherence.
- Neuropsychology Service
This service provides comprehensive neurocognitive testing for adults (18+). Specialized areas of practice include: Traumatic Brain Injuries, recent or remote; Post-concussion cognitive complaints; Cognitive sequelae from neurological conditions (MS, Parkinson’s, etc.); Sports related injuries; Age related cognitive decline, mild or major neurocognitive loss; Cognitive capacity issues; and Adult ADHD evaluations to support the diagnosis, and for possible ADA accommodation
In addition to clinical care, the division of behavioral medicine is a clinical training site for graduate students from the ECU School of Social Work, the ECU doctoral training program in clinical psychology, and the Greenville Veteran’s Affairs Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology training program. Medical students and residents can select this division for elective rotations, as well. Within our adult psychiatry residency program, members of our division actively participate in the training of residents via the teaching of didactics in psychotherapy, behavioral health, cultural competence, and other special topics. Similarly, our division members can provide individual and group supervision for psychotherapy and case formulation.