Psychiatry is a department within cluster B in the School of Clinical Medicine (SOCM). Training in the discipline occurs at six clinical sites within the Wits academic complex. We deal with acute and chronic assessment and care of common and severe mental illnesses, consultation liaison, Neuropsychiatry, children and adolescents, forensic aspects, all within the context of both in-patient and outpatient services.
Clinical psychological services, which includes both child and adolescent as well as adult services is an important adjunctive academic area, the services of which are rendered at every clinical site. The neuroscience of mental health and psychopathology, blends with the art of consultation in a humane and compassionate way. Beyond neuroscience, psychological, ethical, legal, and operational (or service delivery) elements contribute to the speciality of Psychiatry.