Welcome from the Department Chair

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV excel in enhancing behavioral health in Nevada through education, community involvement, leadership, clinical service, and research collaboration. It is my pleasure to work with the faculty that dedicates themselves to this mission. The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine is the home of a psychiatry residency program, a child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship program, and most recently, a forensic fellowship program. Graduates from our program have been successful in pursuing fellowships or establishing practice in a variety of settings in Southern Nevada. Our educational programs have graduated residents that have successfully matched in sub-specialty areas of addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and child & adolescent psychiatry. The atmosphere at the school is one of excitement as it continues to grow and expand its educational, clinical, and research programs.


Alison Netski, M.D.
Chair-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Department Overview

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health encompasses hospital and clinic-based mental health services and educational programs in psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and couple and family therapy. The department consists of more than 10 full-time faculty plus over 30-community faculty associated with the many public and private facilities in Las Vegas with which we have collaborations.

Patient care services take place at Mojave Counseling, University Medical Center, and in collaboration with other public mental health agencies in the area. The UNLV Mojave Counseling clinic has been serving clients with mental illness in Las Vegas for the past 25 years. The success of our various programs can be seen across Southern Nevada with our graduates working in numerous private and public hospitals and clinics.

In addition, UNLV has the only couple and family therapy (CFT) program in the state of Nevada that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy. Accreditation places us in the top ranks of all marriage and family therapy programs nationally, with faculty scholarship and research productivity higher than the national average. Our faculty members have published more than 21 books on new therapies and techniques, which benefit couples and families all across the country.

The program seeks applicants who have the capacity to sit with patients experiencing physical and emotional pain, realizing that listening is a powerful healing factor. We are interested in individuals who are psychologically minded and interested in their own personal growth.

Gregory Brown, M.D.

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