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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.

Mar 17, 2020

Mark Munetz, M.D., and Elizabeth Ford, M.D., join Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss their work in the field of providing services to individuals who have criminal justice contact and serious mental illness.

Articles discussed:

Black Robe/White Coat: Mental Health Providers Must Reclaim the Role of Caring Clinician

Clinical Outcomes of Specialized Treatment Units for Patients With Serious Mental Illness in the New York City Jail System

  • How each author became interested in the field in general and the topic of their article [2:14]
  • Take-home messages from Dr. Ford's work [9:07]
  • Dr. Munetz's experience with mental health courts [9:38]
  • Areas of overlap between the articles [12:41]
  • How to approach these areas of research [18:29]
  • How unusual are the examples featured in the articles? [21:28]
  • With improved funding, would individuals be more empathic toward people involved with criminal justice? [24:39]
  • How the personal reflections discussed in these articles may interact with the field generally [26:40]
  • What advice do the authors have for younger professionals? [30:42]

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