About the Psychiatry Department

With our large, unmatched faculty, the Department of Psychiatry has expertise in virtually all areas pertinent to modern psychiatric practice, ranging from psychoanalysis to neurobiology to psychiatric epidemiology and areas rarely found in psychiatry departments, such as medical ethics, psychotherapy research, neurogenesis, and psychoneuroendocrinology.

Our Mission

Discover, Educate, and Heal the Mind, Body, and Brain

Our Vision

To meet the behavioral health needs of diverse communities across North Texas and beyond by increasing equitable access to psychiatric care and the latest advancements in neuroscience and psychiatry and preparing an effective workforce to achieve these objectives.

Education and Training

Our educational programs give medical students, residents, fellows, and clinical psychology students the opportunity to participate in patient care in an array of settings that reflect all the economic, racial, and ethnic diversity of Dallas, as well as the full range of psychiatric diagnoses.

Residency Training Clinical Fellowships Clinical Psychology

Combined Specialty Training and Tracks

Medical Students Grand Rounds High School Students


Perhaps the most exciting area in psychiatry is in the translational research between the basic sciences and the clinical domains. Our Department's work in the neuroendocrinology of mood, brain imaging of addictive disorders, the neurobiology of sleep and appetite, and the cognitive neuroscience of stress produces a picture of disorders and treatments that spans psychiatry's disparate domains.

Clinical Research Neuroscience Research Postdoctoral Research

Patient Care

The Department's outstanding patient care is carried out in diverse hospital and clinical service settings, including UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Children's Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Terrell State Hospital. Outpatient and specialty clinics extend our services to the community. We also collaborate with several local community agencies to provide care for the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Five medical center buildings