The Department of Psychiatry is one of the larger clinical academic departments at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. The vision for the Department of Psychiatry is to be the acknowledged Centre of Excellence for psychiatric care and discovery in South Western Ontario with a mission to translate clinical research into treatment and provide regional consultation within interdisciplinary models of care.
The Department is organized into academic divisions, which include Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry. In addition, it also includes the Neuropsychiatry Group and the Developmental Disabilities Program. All faculty have a primary affiliation with one of these areas and many faculty have secondary cross affiliations. Each is headed by an academic chair and several have a chair/chief role, mirroring the Chair/Chief role of the Department of Psychiatry head. In addition to the academic functions of research and education, each division/program provides an academic home for the clinical business, with the exception of the Neuropsychiatry Group, which is more predominantly involved with clinical research and training.