Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 686–703

A Model of Pediatric Psychopharmacology-Psychotherapy Treatment Integration in the Ambulatory Clinical Setting

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9613-1

Cite this article as:
Connor, D.F. & Banga, A. J Child Fam Stud (2014) 23: 686. doi:10.1007/s10826-012-9613-1


We describe the rationale for, core elements of, and implementation challenges of an integrated psychopharmacology-psychotherapy treatment model for early-onset behavioral health disorders that commonly present to child and adolescent psychiatrists working in the ambulatory clinical setting. These disorders include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with or without Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Depression, and Anxiety Disorders Each of these disorders has support for an evidence-based psychotherapy and a psychopharmacological treatment. A description of the model is presented which is potentially transportable into managed care systems and is designed for efficient delivery in a time and resource constrained environment treating children with complex mental health care needs. Potential limitations of the model are discussed.


Child Psychopharmacology Psychotherapy Evidence-base Integration 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineFarmingtonUSA

Personalised recommendations