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Community and public safety psychiatry

Community Clinical Services Center

The Community Clinical Services Center provides outpatient mental health care on the MUSC campus and at community and institutional settings locally and around the state; conducts research relevant to community mental health services; supports student, resident and fellow education; provides general clinical telepsychiatry services to local and state agencies.  Clinical settings include the following:

Community Psychiatry Clinic

The mission of Community Psychiatry Clinic is to provide high quality clinical care to members of our community in need.  We offer services to adults, children, and their families.  We collaborate with providers throughout the health system in order to deliver comprehensive and evidenced based behavioral health treatment.  Our team consists of licensed social workers, a psychiatric nurse practitioner as well as a psychiatrist board certified in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

General Adult Residency Clinic

The mission of the General Psychiatry Clinic is to provide an environment which promotes clinical education under the supervision of teaching faculty members for third and fourth-year residents. Training includes the development of diagnostic skills and treatment planning, along with the use of various psychotherapy techniques and appropriate psychopharmacological agents. The training experience aims to help residents acquire critical practice management skills applicable to a real-world setting.

Charleston-Dorchester Mental Health Center (CDMHC) Forensic Clinic

This clinic is located in the Charleston office of the CDMHC and serves clients in the community who have current or past criminal justice system involvement, such as being on probation, paroled from a correctional institution, or having been found by a court to be “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity,” a legal status.

South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC)

The CPSPD provides psychiatric medication management services at clinics in two SCDC institutions.

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ)

The CPSPD provides psychiatric medication management services at a clinic in an SCDJJ facility and conducts the psychiatric component of assessments at one of the SCDJJ evaluation centers.


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