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Academic Child Psychiatry Unit

About the Academic Child Psychiatry Unit

  • What is the Academic Child Psychiatry Unit (ACPU)?

    The Academic Child Psychiatry Unit is a clinical research unit operating through the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne and is located at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Parkville (Melbourne). 

    The ACPU is able to provide a comprehensive assessment of the following types of difficulties in children and adolescents: oppositional defiant problems, conduct problems, attentional problems, motor drivenness, impulsiveness, anxiety difficulties, depressive difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder problems and early-onset psychotic symptoms.

    All the information collected during these assessments will be fed back to young people and their families.  With the prior consent of the parent(s) this information, in number form, will be kept in our clinical research electronic record.  Ongoing advice about particular medication and/or psychological treatments and the monitoring of these treatments is available. 

    For further information 'About ACPU' please click on the links below:

    Vision statement
    Key elements of assessment
    Key clinics and standardised assessments

    Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program

    The Developmental Neuropsychiatry Program (DNP) is a new clinical program operating within the RCH, Integrated Mental Health Program (RCH IMHP).  This program was developed in association with the Academic Child Psychiatry Unit (ACPU) and the CASEA program.

    Past events (symposia)

    Please see the section under Training for details of past events.