The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Cooper offers inpatient treatment, outpatient care, crisis evaluation, and agency consultation. Our staff is committed to providing comprehensive psychiatric and psychological care to people of all ages throughout southern New Jersey. Our team consists of board certified psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers.
Within the Children's Regional Hospital, our staff treat a wide range of child and adolescent problems, including those related to mother-infant bonding, psychosomatic illnesses, post-traumatic stress disorders, and psycho-physiological disorders. Psychological testing and treatment are available for children from infancy through adolescence.
Psychiatry and Psychology Consultation Services We Offer
It may be necessary to seek professional consultation at different times during life. Reasons may include depression, anxiety, stress management, school problems, behavioral problems, marital/family/relationship problems, manic depression, and schizophrenia. In providing care for our patients, we offer the following services:
- Psychopharmacology (medication treatment)
- Alcohol and drug counseling
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Emergency psychiatric evaluation
- Consultation to school and school agencies on child behavior management
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
In January 2021, the Behavioral Health Department convened a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The committee meets regularly, and includes members from administrative, teaching, and clinical backgrounds. Dr. Anthony L. Rostain, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, guides the group in talking through issues such as racism, ableism, and sexism, among others.
The committee has administered an internal survey of the department, and is using these responses to inform future programming and discussion. The first planned departmental DEI meeting will be an interactive presentation on microaggressions, which are the regular, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalized groups. The DEI committee plans on tackling similar issues in the future.