Atlanta Area family Psychiatry Clinic Practices and Philosophy:

Psychotherapists: Elsewhere, due to pressure from managed care companies and insurance limitations, many psychiatrists no longer practice psychotherapy. At the Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic all our psychiatrists as well as our psychologist and clinical social workers are fully trained and  experienced psychotherapists with a wide range of psychotherapeutic skills and interests. Through collaboration we hone our skills and maintain the highest level of proficiency.

Continuing Medical Education: As a private full service psychiatric clinic, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most up to date care for our patients. All of our practitioners participate in on going continuing education in a variety of ways. We attend our professional society meetings and Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures throughout the year. We collectively subscribe to over 25 clinical journals and professional publications most of which arrive monthly. Our staff members are avaliable as speakers to present at community, school or medical educational seminars with presentations on relevant topics to community groups. Please contact our front office for more information.

Educational/Clinical Staff MeetingWe have held regular staff meeting at AAFPC since our inception in 1977. In these meetings, we frequently bring in outside speakers to present programs of clinical interest or new information about treatments, medications or programs for our patients or developments in our field. 

Case Consultation: Our clinicians on occasion use these meetings to discuss clinical issues and clinical issues they are treating to receive input from other practitioners within the clinic. You may request through your therapist that your care be presented for collaboration. Regardless, any collaboration will be done while protecting the anonymity of the individual whose situation is being considered. It is through this professional association that we are able to provide the highest level of care for you and your family. In essence, this process becomes a consultation about your care without extra expense.

Multimedia Staff Development:  AAFPC has a full multimedia education center that is utilized in our  professional staff meeting. Using state of the art media we can share educational DVD's, podcasts, power point presentations or review clinically relevant information from the Internet and display it on a high definition large screen television or discussion wthin our group.

It is through these initiatives that our physicians maintain the highest level of sophistication in psychopharmacological (medication) practices and new treatment developments and all our therapists stay abreast of psychotherapeutic, medical and pharmacological techniques.


Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
7000 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Building 16 Suite 100 ~ Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Telephone (770) 393-1880 ~ Facsimile (770) 393-1885
©  R. Slayden, M.D.
Atlanta Area Family Psychiatry Clinic, P.C.
Psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care for adults, children, adolescents and families 
since 1977