Clerkship Director, Psychiatry
Dr. Eric Vance is currently an Associate Professor in Child Psychiatry, at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. In this capacity, he provides outpatient psychiatric care to children and youths at the Carilion Clinic and several other community-based mental health agencies. He is also the director of the medical school's clinical clerkship in psychiatry. <br/><br/>

His career started with seven years of treatment and research in the North Carolina Willie M Program for aggressive, mentally ill youths. After the Willie M Program ended, he moved to New Hampshire for 13 years, to work at the Seacoast Mental Health Center, and eventually became part of the Dartmouth Trauma Intervention Research Center, treating and researching traumatized, high-risk youths in the New Hampshire juvenile justice system. <br/><br/>

He has done dozens of talks, trainings, and consultations for mental health systems, schools, and inter-agency groups in several states. His focus has been to promote the application of resiliency-building, and evidence-based therapies to intervene with high-risk youths. His research has been related to measuring and promoting protective factors and resiliency in youths with mental illness, delinquency, and traumatized populations of youths. He has published several research articles and book chapters on resiliency.
My focus is to promote the application of resiliency-building, and evidence-based therapies to intervene with youths with mental illness, delinquency, and trauma, using a family and relationship-based approach.
In Practice Since
Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1992
Procedures Performed
Comprehensive child psychiatric evaluation
Comprehensive adolescent psychiatric evaluation
Psychiatric pharmacotherapy
Medication management
Psychotherapy supervision and consultation
Resiliency assessment
Juvenile justice psychiatric consultation
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Medical Education
University of Virginia
Undergraduate Education
College of William and Mary
Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescen)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Degree
M.D.
Schools
University of Virginia*
Residencies
Dartmouth Medical School
Fellowships
Dartmouth Medical School
Interests
Childhood neuropsychiatric/developmental disorders
Autism
ADHD and learning disorders
Childhood mood and anxiety disorders
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Oppositional and conduct disorder
Adolescent substance abuse disorders
Given Name
John E.
Surname
Vance
Gender
Male
Accepts Children
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Accepts New Clients
true
Accepts Mychart Appointments
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Accepts New Appointments
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Accepts Children
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Accepts New Clients
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Accepts MyChart Appointments
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Accepts New Appointments
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Should Be Deleted
no
Offers Virtual Visits
Yes