WA health care providers are overwhelmingly satisfied with provider consultation lines

Department news | November 30, 2022

In their final report, a team of nonpartisan performance auditors commissioned by the WA State Legislature’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) noted that health care providers across Washington reported high satisfaction with the three state-funded psychiatry consultation lines: the Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) and the Perinatal Psychiatry Consultation Line (PPCL) operated by our department, and the Partnership Access Line (PAL) operated by Seattle Children’s.


Seattle Children’s Autism Center, outpatient mental health on the move

Department news | November 30, 2022

On top of providing mental health care to children and adolescents in the face of increased demands and staffing shortages, the Seattle Children’s Autism Center and outpatient Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine services are moving! On December 12, the two groups will move to a newly remodeled, combined location at 70th and Sandpoint, directly across from […]


Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program is official!

Department news | November 30, 2022

A new Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry (BNNP) Fellowship Program, a joint collaboration between the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Neurology, has been officially approved by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Directed by Michael Schrift, DO, MA, FANPA, and Associate Program Director, Michael Persenaire, MD, this new fellowship will approach […]



Adam Kuczynski receives Joseph Becker Research Award

Department news | November 30, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the psychology resident who has been selected as the winner of this year's Joseph Becker Research Award is Adam Kuczynski of the Psychology Internship Program Adult Track. He is examining the association between loneliness and depressed mood in people’s natural environments and testing whether social interaction quantity and quality following feelings of loneliness moderate this association.




Garvey Institute funds 12 Projects to improve mental health care for adolescents and young adults

The Huddle | November 23, 2022

The UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions is awarding over $1 million to develop and test innovative approaches to caring for adolescents and young adults with mental health and addiction problems. The focus on adolescent and young adult mental health was driven by the steadily increasing rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts in adolescents and young adults over the past decade.