Dr. Julie Eichstedt

London Health Sciences Centre - Children's Hospital

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program
800 Commissioners Road East
London, ON  N6A 5W9
Telephone: (519) 685-8500, ext. 77107
Email: julie.eichstedt@lhsc.on.ca

Clinical interests: My clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of children and youth with mood and anxiety disorders, differential diagnosis and treatment of common comorbid conditions, and assessment of Autism Spectrum disorders. The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Outpatient Program provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with primarily internalizing difficulties (mood and anxiety). Evidence-based individual and group therapies are offered, with parents typically included in treatment. My primary th theoretical model is cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). All cases, however, are also conceptualized from a developmental and systems perspective, and other approaches are integrated as clinically indicated (e.g., DBT, Motivational Interviewing.

Topics for workshops, seminars: Clinical interviewing with children, adolescents, and their families; CBT with children and youth; Treatment of anxiety and/or depression in children and adolescents; Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Integrating research and practice in a clinical/hospital setting; Integrating motivational interviewing in therapy, Assessing suicide risk and developing a safety plan

Type of clinical practica: Initial intervention; Advanced intervention

Types of clients: Child; Adolescent

Modality: Individual; Group

Theoretical orientation: Cognitive behav.; Behavioural; Cognitive

Types of client problems: Autism spectrum disorder (assessment only); PTSD; OC & related disorders; Anxiety disorders; Personality disorders; Depressive disorders

Type of supervision you can provide: Student describes case; Review audiotape with student; Co-therapy/Co-interview; Observe student live

Recent students: S. Chen (2017), Y. Kotelnikova (2015), K. Schraeder (2014); C. Sarmiento (2018)

Current students: J. Wilde (2019)

Clinical contact: Available

Research interests: My current research focuses on improving access to effective treatments for mental health disorders in children and youth, e-mental health applications, and strategies to reduce wait times for children's mental health services. Other areas of research include anxiety and depression in children and youth and their treatment, as well as the factors that increase the effectiveness and accessibility of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Available to supervise: Yes

Constraints: Available to supervise students in Intervention in Fall 2019 term.

Last updated: May 21, 2019