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Psychiatric Services Editor Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., and Podcast Editor and co-host Josh Berezin, M.D., M.S., discuss key aspects of research recently published by Psychiatric Services. Tune in to learn about the latest mental health services research and why it is relevant. Topics include community-based treatment programs, collaborative care, evidence-based treatment and service delivery, criminal and social justice, policy analysis, and more.

Dec 13, 2019

Natalie Bonfine, Ph.D., joins Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss the reasons why people with serious mental illness are overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Dr. Bonfine also outlines ways to address the multiple factors that contribute to justice involvement for this population.

  • Dr. Bonfine's professional background and research interests [2:05]
  • Development of Dr. Bonfine's article [3:20]
  • What is the criminalization hypothesis? [5:06]
  • What is the criminogenic risk perspective? [10:13]
  • How can the community mental health system address this issue? [12:48]
  • Discussion of the sequential intercept model [17:50]
  • What changes are necessary for the community mental health system to become “intercept 0” [20:41]
  • A counterargument [26:50]
  • Final thoughts [28:55]

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