Department of Psychiatry

Clinical Services

The regular faculty members in the department of psychiatry provide clinical service at two institutions. Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health offers outpatient services, acute inpatient and emergency services. Center for Behavioral Medicine offers longer-term inpatient and forensic psychiatric care services.

tmchh08_200wTruman Behavioral Health Network (TBHN) is an outpatient community mental health center on Hospital Hill (300 W. 19th Terrace), owned and operated by Truman Medical Center, a public institution which receives partial funding from Kansas City, Missouri and Jackson County in its role as a public institution. It also serves all persons seeking or referred for clinical services, regardless of their ability to pay for those services. TBHN averages 15,000 patient visits per year. Services include psychiatric assessment, psychotherapy, medication management, group therapy, family therapy and addiction services. TBHN also provides the consultation liaison psychiatry services to Truman Medical Center’s medical, surgical, and emergency services seeing 1,000 patients per year and operates clinics in the city and county correctional centers.

Truman Behavioral Health Network strives to provide state of the art care through its specialized centers and programs including PTSD, first episode psychosis and sleep disorders. Special expertise in geriatric psychiatry is also provided.

Truman Behavioral Health Network also operates 50 acute care psychiatric inpatient beds and the city’s only dedicated Psychiatric Emergency Room in the same facility as the Center for Behavioral Medicine.

cbm_200wCenter for Behavioral Medicine (CBM) is a 65 bed inpatient psychiatric hospital located on Hospital Hill (24th and Campbell) and funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. CBM serves all persons seeking or referred for clinical services, regardless of their ability to pay for those services. The hospital contains two adult inpatient units (twenty-five beds and fifteen beds) for extended acute care, as well as a twenty-five bed forensic unit dedicated to patients requiring restoration to competency to stand trial. CBM also operates a number of group homes in the community.


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Our service is composed of four child psychiatrists at the Hospital Hill area and two child psychiatrists at the Lakewood Counseling Center. The medical director is Dr. Stephen Jarvis and the assistant medical director is Dr. Emilia Kaufman.

We provide diagnostic and treatment services for a variety of clients. These include evaluations since pregnancy (as we have a ‘satellite unit) affiliated with Obstetrics for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.  Also se evaluate and treat children and their families during the infancy period, preschool, school age and adolescence. We provide a variety of services that include individual and family therapy, group psychotherapies, and pharmacotherapy. We have a cadre of child and family therapists and case managers for those patients with more severe difficulties.

Additionally we provide consultative and treatment services for a number of Community Agencies. These include the Children’s Place, Operation Breakthrough, Mattie Rhodes Center, Early Health Start and Head start, Niles Center and DeLaSalle School.  We provide forensic consultations for the Juvenile center and work closely with a number of pediatric centers and family practices to evaluate and treat children, not only from our catchment area but throughout the city and we see patients from nearby cities.

Our intervention strategies are multimodal and we endeavor to provide in depth services to the children and families with whom we work.