Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention (PABI) Program, a pilot program at UC San Francisco
A new study, appearing online Feb. 1, 2018, in The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, looks at the effectiveness of the Psychiatric Assessment and Brief Intervention (PABI) Program, a pilot program at UC
San Francisco’s Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics (LPPHC) designed to deliver rapid-access medication management and psychotherapy services to patients with the goal of returning them to their primary care providers for continuing care once they have been stabilized.
The PABI program, led by UCSF professor of psychiatry Andreea L. Seritan, MD, works with patients and referring physicians to deliver diagnostic evaluations and individualized, evidenced-based treatments designed to meet realistic goals over a three-month period. In addition to providing critically important immediate short-term care, program team members remain in contact with patients’ referring providers for up to six months following their completion of the program, allowing them to consult with mental health experts on how to best handle the patient’s long-term care.
Read the full article here. Originally published on UCSF Psychiatry News on February 2, 2018 by Nicolas Roznofsky.