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.

 

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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 by Zoom from 12:00-1:00pm EDT. You will be emailed a link once your registration is received.

FEB 18, 2022

 

“Is This Going to Be Forever?”: Redefining “Resilience” in the Time of COVID

 

 

Noon-1:00pm EDT
Presented by Caitlin Williams, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

UT Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody

 

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Parenting Anxious Children: An Introduction to the space program.

 

Noon-1:00pm EDT

Presented by Mark Schexnaidre, PHD

Clinical Psychologist
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center in New Orleans

 

https://www.cognitoforms.com/TNARCLearningCollaborative/LearningCaf%C3%A9InvitationApril2022

 

APR 22, 2022

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Case Referrals

MAKE A REFERRAL FOR A CASE REVIEW

The following information is needed for all COE referrals:

 

  • Social history or non-custodial assessment
  • All previous psychological/all psychiatric intakes and progress notes/intake summaries
  • Last three progress notes from current therapist and treating psychiatrist
  • Hospitalizations: intake summaries and discharge summaries
  • Specialized Evaluations: psychosexual/neurological screenings and reports
  • All previous medical assessments: EPSD&T and all medical records
  • Permanency plan/current notice of staffing/IPP
  • Insurance card and release of information
  • Placement history with dates (include all foster home placements)
  • School records/academic testing and IQ testing/behavior records

 

 

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. Kristin Dean at mailto:kdean@utmck.edu.

 

 

Staff & Locations

 

Kristin Dean, PhD, ABPP

Director, Clinical Psychologist

Associate Professor

 

Andrew Burkley, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Assistant Professor

 

 

Caleb Corwin, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeffry Jacobs, MD

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Caitlin Williams, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Karen Gray, BA

Administrative Specialist

 

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE LOCATIONS

 

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville

Southeast
Chattanooga

 

Vanderbilt University
Nashville

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis

 

East Tennessee State University
Johnson City

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

UTGSM Center of Excellence
2240 Sutherland Ave, Suite 3 Knoxville, TN 37919

 

Phone: 865-329-9461, 844-648-3889
Fax: 865-545-4309

This project is funded under an agreement with the state of Tennessee.

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