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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.

Aug 25, 2021

Deborah K. Padgett, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Daniel Herman, M.S.W., Ph.D., join Dr. Dixon and Dr. Berezin to discuss a potentially effective and affordable approach to ending homelessness for many Americans by extending the authorization that U.S. health authorities gave to shelter providers to move residents into hotels.

Dr. Padgett is a Professor at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Dr. Herman is a Professor at Hunter College’s Silberman School of Social Work and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Critical Time Intervention.


Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Career trajectories: planned and unplanned transitions
  • Homelessness issue pre-pandemic: 40 years in 4 minutes
  • Structural racism as a contributor
  • SMI: a subset of homelessness issue
  • COVID contagion leading to general agreement on the need to “de-densify” shelters
  • Permanent hotel housing: measurable outcome improvements and qualitative game changer
  • Discussion of Critical Time Intervention


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