The mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of
Washington is to improve the health of the public through excellent
clinical care, education and research. We envision a future where mental health is an important part of overall health, and mental health care is an integral part of all health care.
care. We provide state-of-the art patient care at UW Medicine facilities throughout Western Washington, and expert psychiatric consultation to health care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest.
- Education. We train the mental health providers of the future and work to strengthen today’s mental health care workforce in our
community, in Washington State, and around the world.
- Research. We discover solutions to the world’s most complex health problems and are dedicated to translating our research today into better health care tomorrow.
Our core values represent what we believe in and how we approach everything we do.
Diversity. We embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity within each
individual. We work toward diversity of gender, ethnicity, background, and
interests of our faculty, staff, and trainees.
Collaboration. We seek and embrace partnerships with organizations that share our vision of improving the health of the public through better mental health care. We believe that “none of us is as smart as all
Continuous Learning. We are a learning organization and we are deeply committed to learning from our successes and failures.
Integrity and Accountability. We manage our resources in a responsible, sound, and transparent manner.