One position is planned in the Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development Program.
Emory Neurobehavior and Exposure Clinic (ENEC). This placement, with the Division of Child, Adolescent and Young Adult programs allows the resident to work with a multidisciplinary team to provide diagnostic and intervention services to children and adolescents, 0-21, exposed to alcohol and other drugs, illicit and prescription, and their families as well as children with a history of abuse/neglect and foster placement. The multidisciplinary team includes psychologists, physicians, and educators. The ENEC Clinic serves a diverse community with a wide range of developmental and behavioral problems and provides a comprehensive experience in developmental psychopathology. Typical problems of children presenting at the Clinic include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, prenatal exposure to cocaine and prescription drugs, learning and developmental disorders, behavioral and emotional disorders associated with abuse, neglect and institutionalization, issues associated with international adoption or foster care and a variety of genetic disorders. A Medication Management Clinic is part of the activities of ENEC. The resident’s clinical activities include participation in interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations, individual evaluations, therapy with children and families, and interactions with other educational and social agencies. In addition, as part of ongoing research activities, residents can participate in community intervention, development of educational methods, and evaluation of research outcomes. As part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, residents can participate in prevention activities that include the design and implementation of workshops and teaching modules, as well as outcome research. Under the supervision of the primary investigators, residents may design and carry out their own independent research or prevention activities as well.