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William P. French, MD

William P. French, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Odessa Brown Children's Clinic

On staff since August 2008

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

"I had been seeing a 15-year-old adolescent for about two years during my residency training for "talk therapy." He had a history of neglect and had been in a number of residential placements for his behaviors. Despite being smart, he made terrible grades and was always in trouble for his behavior he needed one-to-one supervision at school. One day he came into the office and told me, "Dr. French, Im starting to get interested in learning again and want to thank you for believing in me." This is when I realized the power that a caring relationship can have in another person's life."

    • Sally Olympia, Wa 01.05.11

      Dr. French has taken such care to really get to know our 15 year old son who suffers from genetic chemical depression. When Dr. French offers a possibility for therapy, he does all the footwork to find links or contacts for our own review. He went through quite a bit of research to provide us with a list of functional therapists in the Olympia area, after a discussion of this new therapeutic approach. He has also reviewed and researched lightbox therapy, different medications new on the market. When our son is in his tele-med appointments, Dr. French always makes a point of directing his questions to our son, rather than to us, and really tries to approach our son at a level that a 15 year old would appreciate. When (our son) had new DC tennis shoes and was very proud of them, Dr. French noticed them and had a conversation lasting several minutes about his shoes. Instances like that, have made us feel that Dr. French is tuned into adolescent depression. Thanks Dr. French.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Outstanding Junior Clinician-Teacher Faculty Award UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2015
    Teaching Award Awarded by 2nd-Year Child Psychiatry Fellows in Recognition of Outstanding Teaching UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2013
    • Kim SJ, Shonka S, French WP, Strickland J, Miller L, Stein MA
      Dose-Response Effects of Long-Acting Liquid Methylphenidate in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Pilot Study.
      28474229 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2017 May 5
    • Kim SJ, Shonka S, French WP, Strickland J, Miller L, Stein MA
      Dose-Response Effects of Long-Acting Liquid Methylphenidate in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Pilot Study.
      28474229 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2017 May 5
    • French WP
      Pediatric Mental Health Concerns.
      27735968 Pediatric annals , 2016 Oct. 1 : 45(10)e340-e341
    • French WP
      Pediatric Mental Health Concerns.
      27735968 Pediatric annals , 2016 Oct. 1 : 45(10)e340-e341
    • Lyon AR, Whitaker K, French WP, Richardson LP, Wasse JK, McCauley E
      Collaborative Care in Schools: Enhancing Integration and Impact in Youth Mental Health.
      28392832 Advances in school mental health promotion , 2016 : 9(3-4)148-168 PMCID: PMC5383210
    • Lyon AR, Whitaker K, French WP, Richardson LP, Wasse JK, McCauley E
      Collaborative Care in Schools: Enhancing Integration and Impact in Youth Mental Health.
      28392832 Advances in school mental health promotion , 2016 : 9(3-4)148-168 PMCID: PMC5383210
    • French WP
      Assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: part 2.
      25875981 Pediatric annals , 2015 Apr, : 44(4)160-8
    • French WP
      Assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: part 2.
      25875981 Pediatric annals , 2015 Apr, : 44(4)160-8
    • French WP
      Assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: part 1.
      25806728 Pediatric annals , 2015 Mar. : 44(3)114-20
    • French WP
      Assessment and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: part 1.
      25806728 Pediatric annals , 2015 Mar. : 44(3)114-20
    • French WP, Kisicki MD
      Management of disruptive behavior disorders.
      22066508 Pediatric annals , 2011 Nov. : 40(11)563-8
    • French WP, Kisicki MD
      Management of disruptive behavior disorders.
      22066508 Pediatric annals , 2011 Nov. : 40(11)563-8

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington

Residency

Psychiatry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington

Fellowship

Psychiatry, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington