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Inpatient Services

The division serves as a core training site for M-II through M-IV medical students,psychiatry residents, nursing students and graduate/post graduate trainees in social work and pharmacy. About 50 M-III students rotate through the inpatient psychiatry units at VCU Medical Center

Each team operates with a physician-directed team involving psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, consultants and resources appropriate for working with their specific patient population. In 2013, the team was presented a Beacon Award for Excellence, the first Psychiatry unit in the nation to receive the prestigious recognition. 

Typical services include:

  • Psychological, neuropsychological and psychosocial evaluations
  • Conventional pharmacotherapy and complex psychopharmacology
  • Computer Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Occupational therapy and therapeutic recreation
  • Behavior therapy
  • Nutrition assessments

Other services and consultations are obtained as needed for individual patient needs.