Beth Maletz, DNP
Instructor in Clinical Nursing
Beth Maletz, DNP, has been working in children's mental health for over 15 years. As a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Beth's experience includes working with children and families in the foster care and juvenile justice systems, residential, inpatient, and partial care, and community mental health. Since joining Columbia's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division in 2011, Beth has worked in the Integrated Mental Health Program. In this capacity, she provides psychiatric care for children and families within the Washington Heights Family Health Center pediatric primary care clinic. Beth further provides clinical consultation for the pediatric providers to support their improved identification of mental health issues and serves as a liaison to ensure continuity and appropriate care in schools and outside agencies.
Dr. Maletz's doctoral research focused on integration of mental health in pediatric primary care and promoting positive parenting among parents of young children at risk for developmental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. This directly informed her own clinical work, and she remains active in a multidisciplinary task force aiming to better address the psychosocial needs of children age 0 through 5 in Columbia's Ambulatory Care Network.