Advanced Behavioral Centers of DuPage, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is an interdisciplinary, outpatient training facility providing diagnostic evaluation and treatment services to children and adolescents (through the age of 18) and their families referred from the community.
Advanced Behavioral Centers of DuPage furnishes outpatient services to a wide variety of patients covering the spectrum of ages, problems and referral sources. Evaluation and treatment services provided to patients include a range of relevant diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities.
Evaluations are conducted by interdisciplinary diagnostic teams or by individual trainees.
Evaluations may span a period of 3-4 weeks and may include:
• Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
• Anxiety Disorders
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Program
• Child Abuse Project
• Child and Adolescent Therapy
• Conferences with school and other community agencies involved in the case
• Conjoint interviews with parents
• Family interviews
• Family Therapy
• Individual interviews with a parent
• Interviews with the child or adolescent
• Psychological testing
• School and home visits
Evaluations are completed with a summary interview(s) with parents in which the results and recommendations of the evaluation are discussed. When appropriate, the summary interview may include the child or adolescent, or a separate summary interview may be scheduled for him.
Treatment services offered through the Clinic include various individual psychotherapies with children and adolescents, individual and conjoint psychotherapy with parents, and family therapy. Short-term or time-limited psychotherapy with children and/or parents are used when the presenting problems and the nature of the case warrant the use of these modes of treatment.