Institute of Psychiatry

Child & Adolescent Services

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A child’s emotional problems can surface in a number of areas such as school performance, home behavior and peer relations. What may begin as a “stage” can turn into disruptive, counterproductive or even dangerous behavior.  Highly trained child and adolescent psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors and experienced nursing staff provide each child with an individualized evaluation and treatment in the setting least disruptive to the lives of the child and family.

Child & Adolescent Outpatient Program

The Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinic serves children and adolescents up to age 18 years old with emotional and behavioral disorders including ADHD, anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders.  New groups added. Project Rex helps families deal with children on the autism spectrum.
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Children's Day Treatment (CDT) Program

STAR (Stabilization - Treatment - Assessment - Reintegration) offers Children's Day Treatment and Partial Hospitalization for children and adolescents (5-17) with serious behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in a structured and therapeutic environment.  Children remain in the program throughout the day, receiving treatment in a group setting.
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Adolescent & Family Services (AFS) Program

MUSC's Adolescent & Family Services (AFS) specializes in the delivery of family-based treatment for adolescents (ages 12-17 years) struggling with substance use or other behavioral problems. Services are delivered in an outpatient setting and are evidence-based. The AFS program is a part of the Mental Health Disparities & Diversity Program at the MUSC Institute of Psychiatry.
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Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Program

ASSET (Adolescent Substance Use Skills Education Training). Alcohol and drug use among teenagers is on the rise. Early substance use initiation has been linked to academic and legal problems, health-related problems, poor psychological adjustment, and many other concerns. Using evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy designed specifically for adolescents and their families, the ASSET Program will help you get your family’s life back on track.  Both individual and group counseling is available.
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Child & Adolescent
Inpatient Program

The inpatient program at the Institute of Psychiatry provides brief crisis stabilization of children (5-17) with severe emotional disorders.  Youth in crisis situations who are a risk to themselves or others learn new skills to better cope at home after discharge.  The treatment team works closely with the family and outpatient providers and community agencies in order to ensure a smooth transition back to the community.
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