40 Years of Academic Public Psychiatry
- Describes an outstanding training programme in public psychiatry developed by the Connecticut Mental Health Center
- A worthwhile and valuable contribution to the field that has no current equivalent in the market
- The book suggests a plan for the future of public sector psychiatry and serves as a model to centers throughout North America and further afield
- Describes the impact of the Connecticut Mental Health Center on psychiatric service models in the public sector
Introduction: The Connecticut Mental Health Center as a public psychiatry initiative (Selby C. Jacobs and Ezra E. H. Griffith).
1 Severe and persistent mental illness (Bruce Wexler, Larry Davidson, Thomas Styron and John Strauss).
2 Connecticut Mental Health Center clinical, research and training programs in the addictions (Richard Schottenfeld, Kathleen Carroll, Thomas Kosten, Stephanie O’Malley, Bruce Rounsaville, Rajita Sinha and Herbert Kleber).
3 The law and psychiatry division at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Howard V. Zonana and Madelon V. Baranoski).
4 The neuroscience research program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (George R. Heninger, John H. Krystal, Ronald S. Duman, Benjamin S. Bunney, Malcolm B. Bowers, Jr. and George K. Aghajanian)
5 Psychiatric epidemiology, services research, prevention and public health (Selby C. Jacobs, David L. Snow, Rani Desai and Gary Tischler).
6 Ethnicity, mental health care disparities and culturally competent care at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Howard C. Blue, Luis Añez, Manuel Paris, Dietra Hawkins and Robert Page).
7 A public–academic partnership at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Wayne F. Dailey, Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Robert A. Cole and Paul J. Di Leo).
8 Public psychiatry training and education at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Jeanne Steiner, Nancy Anderson, Richard Belitsky, Michael Hoge, Martha L. Mitchell, William H. Sledge and Sophie Tworkowski)
9 The future of academic public psychiatry (Selby C. Jacobs and Ezra E. H. Griffith).
Epilogue: Academic–public partnership from a British perspective (Ajoy Thachil and Dinesh Bhugra).
Ezra E. H. Griffith, MD, is Deputy Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Yale University Department of African-American Studies. Starting in 1987, he became Acting Director and subsequently director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center until 1996.