Care Departments

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will provide leadership in the field of child and adolescent mental health by integrating research, clinical practice, and teaching. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Centre specializes in the diagnosis and the treatment of disorders of emotion, cognition and/or behavior affecting children from infancy to age 18 years.

Clinical Services

Once a child or adolescent is accepted for services, a diagnostic assessment is conducted in order to understand that child’s strengths and areas of concern. Recommendations are carefully reviewed with the parent/legal guardian and the child. Recommendations may include one or more of the following services: Individual, family, group or medical therapy, parent consultation, school consultation, and/or psychological testing.

Services are selected to address specific treatment goals. Progress towards these  goals are monitored closely and discussed with the parents or legal guardians. Our mental health specialists are committed to providing the highest quality of care to  each child and family. We work closely with the child and their family, primary care  provider, school personnel, and others to ensure that assessment and treatment are clinically appropriate and comprehensive.

Types of Services Provided
  •     Outpatient Mental Health Services for children from birth to 18 years
  •     General Services
  •     Diagnostic Assessment
  •     Individual Therapy
  •     Parent Consultation
  •     Family Therapy
  •     Medication Therapy
  •     School Consultation
  •     Specialty Services
  •     Group Therapy Program
  •     Child and Adolescent Group Therapy
  •     Problem Specific, Short-Term Groups
  •     Parent Education Groups
  •     Medication Consultation Service
  •     Consultation
  •     Assessment
  •     Treatment
  •     Psychological Testing Service

The Adult psychiatry Care Departments provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessments of adults. The multi-disciplinary staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers

Clinical Services
Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians typically meets with the patient and all available family members. Each visit lasts about one hour. During the assessment the patient and family members are seen both together and individually. The assessment by the clinic results in a diagnosis and understanding of how the patient’s symptoms affect his/her daily functioning and interaction with others. Based on this, a plan is formulated for continued treatment, supported by the patient, family and referring professionals.
After this assessment, referrals may be made to community clinicians or to group or individual therapy programs offered by child and adolescent services in the Department of Psychiatry, including:
  • Coping with Depression Program
  • Eating Disorder Program
  • Intensive Family Therapy Clinic
  • Adult Psychopharmacology Clinic             
Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care

Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.

Clinical Psychology Care Departments offers mental health services including psychological assessment and treatment for an array of mental health issues.Our primary goal is to assist people with psychological and interpersonal difficulties and help them enjoy happier lives. We use treatment approaches that are proven to be effective in addressing both specific symptoms and problematic patterns of many mental health issues. Services are provided with a focus on individual needs.

Clinical Services

Our psychologists and other mental health providers take an integrated and systematic approach to providing evidence based treatments, including psychotherapy and psychological testing, for common psychological concerns. We work with a wide variety of conditions, both long-standing and recent onset. Confidential consultations, psychotherapies, and assessments are provided by our professional staffs, who carefully tailor treatment to each individual.

Types of Services Provided
  • Therapy services
  • Intellectual (IQ) and educational assessments
  • Developmental assessments for preschoolers
  • Autism spectrum disorder assessments
  • ADHD assessments
Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care.

The Occupational Therapy Care Departments provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessments and treatment of all areas of social, emotional, behavioral and motor skill development.

The assessment process includesSpeech meeting with the parents and the child. The assessment utilizes various standardized tests, clinical observations, and a detailed parent interview and questionnaire. Parents are encouraged to bring previous assessments and reports from health care professionals and any pertinent school documents. The assessment is then summarized in a written report, which is used as a baseline for the intervention process. We provide the parents with a comprehensive report that explains clinical findings and offers recommendations and practical strategies for the home and school environment.

Clinical Services

We offer small group treatment for children who struggle with anxieties as well as social interactions. We also make every attempt to match group participation, so that they will be able to support in each other in developing their strengths and will fit well together in the group environment.

Treatment involves for; but is not limited to:-

  •  Autism Spectrum Disorder
  •  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  •  Delayed Development Milestones
  •  Cerebral Palsy
  •  Down’s Syndrome
  •  Specific Learning Disorder
  •  Mental Retardation
  •  Disruptive Behaviour Disorder
  •  Bipolar Disorder in Children
  •  Conduct Disorder
  •  Childhood Schizophrenia
  •  Infantile Hemiplegia
  •  TIC Disorder
  •  Seizures
 Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care.

Al fasht provides a flexible approach to speech and language assessments by using a mix of formal and informal assessments (all standardised and norm-referenced). This results in an accurate picture of your child’s needs which is then used to plan effective, accessible and fun therapy for your child.

Clinical Services

Evaluation, therapy and consultation services are provided for children and adults with communication impairments associated with the following areas:

  • Articulation/Phonology
  • Receptive Language
  • Expressive Language
  • Learning difficulty
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Stuttering
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Aphasia
  • Accent Modification
  • VOICE Disorders
  • Traumatic BRAIN INJURY(TBI)
  • Cleft Palate
Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care.


Older adults have special physical, emotional, and social needs. Understanding this, the geriatric psychiatrist takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment, including listening and responding to the concerns of the older adult, helping families, and when necessary, working with other health care professionals to develop effective approaches to treatment. Co-existing medical illnesses, medications, family issues, social concerns, and environmental issues are integrated into a comprehensive program of care.

Memory clinics, otherwise known as dementia diagnostic clinics, are staffed by providers who are well-informed in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Many things can cause dementia, a decline in intellectual ability severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily routine. Dementias related to depression, drug interaction and thyroid problems may be reversible if detected early. Other causes of dementia include strokes, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Pick’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. It is important to identify the actual cause in order for the individual to receive proper care.


Our innovative Special Education care is based on neuroscience and current learning theories. We provide expert and compassionate service to children and adults who may have dyslexia, ADHD, non-verbal learning disorders and cognitive, language, and learning disorders.

Clinical Services

Our tailor made services offer in obtaining a comprehensive picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and will help in developing an educational plan designed to improve weaker skills, and to capitalize on learning strengths.

Services involves; but is not limited to:-

  • Psycho-educational Testing or Screening 
  • Kindergarten Readiness Testing
  • Educational Therapy/Special Education
  • Tutoring for Learning and Language Deficit 
  • Cognitive Skills Therapy for Children With Cognitive and Language Disorders
  • Dyslexia Testing
  • IEP meetings and parent and child advocacy
Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care.


Al Fasht Diet and Nutrition care team uses a highly personalized approach to diet and health, emphasizing food quality and self-care. Care team will spend time with you to learn about your habits and health issues or concerns and will work together to set nutritional goals. Dietary recommendations will be tailored to your personal needs, with an emphasis on a whole-food diet.

Clinical Services

Diet and Nutrition care team can address a variety of nutrition concerns for adults and children, including:

  • Food Allergies
  • Poor Digestion
  • Frequent Illness
  • Weight Management
  • High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
  • Diabetes and Hypoglycemia
  • Body Fat Percentage and Caloric Needs Assessments
Patients and families may also be offered referrals to providers outside of the Al Fasht system of care.


Our Psychiatric Care and Services

Autism remedial programmes with Individualized educational plan, Occupational therapy and Speech and Language training based on the Applied Behavioral Analysis. Child centered and parent centered Psychotherapy and Psychotropic medication forms the vital core of the treatment programmes.
Blends research and clinical skill to treat patients with depression, BIPOLAR DISORDER , post-traumatic stress disorder, and related conditions.
Advance research and treatment of pediatric conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Multidisciplinary care for patients with tics, OCD, and related conditions, and research to advance treatment options.
A partnership between science and clinical practice enables our experts to provide high-quality care to patients with attention deficit/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER .
Comprehensive evaluations and services for the treatment of memory disorders, workshops for caregivers, counseling, and education programs.
Specialized in evaluating and treating children and adults with learning disorders including dyslexia, developmental delays, and school-based anxieties.
Assessments and individualized treatment plans for patients with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, BINGE EATING disorder, and obesity.
Comprehensive care for patients diagnosed with substance abuse and other MENTAL HEALTH disorders.
Treatment may focus on any or all of the following: Wellness Activities (Healthy Sleep, Physical Activity and Eating), Relaxation Strategies and Stress Management Techniques, Managing Headache Triggers, Modifying Thoughts to Make Them More Adaptive and Beneficial and Pacing of Activities
Schizophrenia and the other psychotic disorders are some of the most impairing forms of psychopathology, frequently associated with a profound negative effect on the individual’s educational, occupational, and social function. Sadly, these disorders often manifest right at time of the transition from adolescence to adulthood, just as young people should be evolving into independent young adults. The spectrum of psychotic disorders includes schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, schizophreniform disorder, brief psychotic disorder, as well as psychosis associated with substance use or medical conditions.

Bipolar disorders, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of elevated mood. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania, depending on its severity, or whether symptoms of psychosis are present. During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable. Individuals often make poorly thought out decisions with little regard to the consequences.

Major depressive disorder (MDD), also known simply as depression, is a mental disorder characterized by at least two weeks of low mood that is present across most situations.It is often accompanied by low self-esteem, loss of interest in normally enjoyable activities, low energy, and pain without a clear cause.People may also occasionally have false beliefs or see or hear things that others cannot.Some people have periods of depression separated by years in which they are normal while others nearly always have symptoms present.[3] Major depressive disorder can negatively affect a person’s personal, work, or school life, as well as sleeping, eating habits, and general health.