A psychiatrist talks with a patient.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Advancing care for mental illness and developing a greater understanding of complex problems in human behavior.

A physician talks with psychiatry residents.

Our psychiatry residency

Get balanced training in the clinical and scientific aspects of psychiatry.

Our Psychiatry residents work long-term cases in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive psychotherapy and medication management. In addition, residents conduct research to further discovery in the field. 

Volunteer in a clinical trial and help in the discovery process for new medicines and procedures. 

Progressing mental health care

EVMS Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is conducting translational research to find new, better treatments for mental health conditions. Students, residents and interns benefit from our vast research program.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences residents Eric Friedman, MD, and Brian Bui, MD, are exploring ways to help ease the mental complications that come with space travel. Their research was presented at an Aerospace Medical Association meeting and was judged to be in the top five percent. 

Eric Friedman, MD, and Brian Bui, MD, residents in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, pose for a photo together.

Community involvement

We go beyond the patient's bedside in an effort to improve mental health and quality of life throughout the community. Our students, residents, faculty and staff come together each year to collect and assemble donated items for homeless psychiatric patients.

Get high-quality treatment from trusted and experienced psychiatrists and psychologists.