Who We Are
The State of Tennessee has designated The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine as a Center of Excellence to serve children who are at-risk for or in state custody. The University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody's services extend to 16 East Tennessee counties.
Who We Serve
The University of Tennessee Center of Excellence serves the following TN counties: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union.
What We Do
The COE provides consultation for children with complex medical, behavioral, psychological, and psychiatric problems. Services include: case triage (brief phone consult), monthly case review (on-site, brief records review with recommendations), comprehensive consultation (full records review, meeting with key players in the case, report and recommendations), psychological or psychiatric evaluations, limited medication management, and medication gap filling.
JUN 21, 2019
Learning Cafe Monthly Seminars
The Center of Excellence is committed to promoting Best Practices and provides free monthly educational seminars open to all community providers. All sessions are held from noon-1:00pm at 2240 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville TN, 37919 in the upstairs conference room.
JAN 17, 2020
Special Education and Section 504: Helping Children Access Services in Tennessee
Brian Wilhoit, PhD
Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center
FEB 21, 2020
“I Hate You!” Means “Please Love Me”
Healing the Hurt Through Play for Trauma Exposed Children
Andrew Burkley, PhD
UTGSM Center of Excellence
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MAKE A REFERRAL FOR A CASE REVIEW
The following information is needed for all COE referrals:
Therapy Assistance Referrals
MAKE A REFERRAL FOR THERAPY ASSISTANCE
Therapy Request are to be submitted for assistance in identifying a community provider for specific evidence based therapy model ( PCIT, CPP, TF-CPT, ARC).
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship
The UTGSM fellowship program provides advanced training in trauma-informed care and the child welfare system. Fellows conduct clinical case reviews, assessment, psychological testing, and care coordination with child welfare staff; provide education and consultation to trainees and other community providers; assist with coordinating statewide projects aimed at dissemination and implementation of best practices; and provide intake assessment and evidence-based treatment.
For more information about the postdoctoral fellowship program, please see our brochure. Questions may be emailed to Dr. Kara Johansen, Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff & Locations
Kristin Dean, PhD, ABPP
Director, Clinical Psychologist
Kara Johansen, PsyD, ABPP
Project Manager, Clinical Psychologist
Andrew Burkley, PsyD
Jeffry Jacobs, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Kadie DeBow, PhD
Debra Swisshelm, MS
Clinical Case Manager
Karen Gray, BA
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE LOCATIONS
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
East Tennessee State University
UTGSM Center of Excellence
2240 Sutherland Ave, Suite 3 Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-329-9461, 844-648-3889
This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.
© 2019 The Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody