The Role of a Child Psychiatrist
Dr. Corey Brink is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Brink sees individuals of all ages and for many different reasons. His expertise includes evaluation and treatment including medication management, psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families, and offers second opinions on more complicated diagnostic or medication concerns.
The role of a child psychiatrist is central to the care and treatment of mental and emotional health problems in children and adolescents. Disorders such as anxiety, depression, developmental disabilities, psychosis, and substance abuse are sensitive issues that require sympathetic and delicate handling in order for progress and recovery to take place.
A child psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has received specialized training in dealing with mental and emotional health problems in children. Not all child psychiatrists are board certified in general psychiatry or adult psychiatry. Some child psychiatrists do not even finish with their adult training program since it is not required to specialize in the child psychiatry program.
Dr. Corey Brink is certified in both general (adult) psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. Here in the United States it is not required that psychiatrists become board certified to practice psychiatry. There are many psychiatrists that fall into this category of what is called ‘board eligible’. These psychiatrists either did not pass the board exam or they opted out of taking it since it is not a national requirement. As well as Dr. Brink passing both child and general board certifications, he has since passed both board re-certifications that took place 10 years after the original exams. Dr. Brink therefore has the valued distinction of being ‘board certified’ versus ‘board eligible’.
The educational training, certifications, and experience of Dr. Corey Brink make him very qualified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and also as an adult psychiatrist. He is trained to treat patients throughout their life cycle. If a child or adolescent comes to see him, for example, he can provide either short-term treatment in sporadic intervals or long-term treatment all the way through adulthood. He can also work with the child’s parents and family members if he sees any underlying parental or marital cause for their problems.
Dr. Brink completed medical school at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School, now known as Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. Following medical school Dr. Brink completed a four year residency program in general psychiatry at Northwestern University – Evanston Hospital campus. Subsequent to residency training, Dr. Brink entered into a two year child and adolescent fellowship program at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Brink has been in private practice since 1996, in both Stockton and Sacramento. In the early years as Dr. Brink was building his practice he also worked part-time at the Sacramento Children’s Home, Med-Clinic HMO of Sacramento, and San Joaquin County Mental Health, Lodi office. Additionally, beginning in 2000, Dr. Brink began working at the University of the Pacific – Cowell Wellness Center, seeing UOP students, and also doing some teaching and consultation to the health center staff. As noted, a psychiatrist Stockton doctor such as Corey Brink has added value to our community for over 15 years.
Dr. Brink is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
All of the training and work experience has been well worth the effort for Dr. Brink and he finds a great deal of satisfaction in what he does and looks forward to the opportunities he has to meet and help others.
Psychiatrist Stockton, CA
Dr. Corey Brink is a practicing psychiatrist Stockton doctor who can help with mental health ailments such as depression, stress, anxiety, family and relationships counseling therapy and more.
Dr. Brink has offices in both Stockton and Sacramento, California.
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Inland Psychiatric Offices
2522 Grand Canal Boulevard, Suite 1
Stockton, CA 95207
Phone – (209) 951-4666
Fax – (209) 951-5829
835 University Ave.