Programs and Services:

  • Outpatient diagnostic evaluations
  • Individualized treatment involving psychotherapy, family therapy, group therapy and medication as indicated
  • Psychological and Educational testing
  • 50 Inpatient beds for evaluation and treatment
  • Engel Day Treatment School providing integrated specialized longer term education and treatment of children and adolescents preschool through high school
  • Consultation Liaison services to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama and select services at UAB Hospital
  • Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fully accredited residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 1995


  • Largest group of Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in the state
  • Provides the largest range of child and adolescent psychiatry services in Alabama
  • Liaison relationships with regional school systems
  • ACGME fully accredited residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Jefferson County School System, and the Family Court of Jefferson County
  • Engel School provides a nationally unique longer term setting for the integration of educational and treatment needs of children and adolescents


  • Two year residency program with strong biopsychosocial focus, 8 residents total usually distributed 4 residents per year
  • Diverse, large, multidisciplinary faculty acknowledged by UAB with the President's Diversity Award 2011, and by the UAB School of Medicine with the Dean's Recognition for Diversity
  • All clinical experiences on site on one city block in the midst of the UAB Medical Center
  • Outpatient Clinics at both UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine and Children's at Alabama
  • 12 Child inpatient beds
  • 38 Adolescent inpatient beds
  • Day Treatment (long term) Therapeutic School Preschool through High School
  • Consultation Liaison Services
  • Strong affiliation with The Children’s Hospital of Alabama (on site)
  • Strong affiliation with community schools and agencies and state agencies including The Family Court of Jefferson County,  and regional public school systems

                                                                                                   Physical Address: 
      Dr Ascherman                                      UAB Center for Psychiatri Medicine  
                                           1713 6th Avenue South                                    
                                            Birrmingham, AL 35294                                                                                          
                                           Telephone: 205-934-6054
                                             Division Director: Lee I. Ascherman, M.D., MPH