Beyond Well Science · Jan. 2, 2020
Community Medicine and the Power of Social Healing
Dr. Bob Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.
Dr. Bob Drake prefers to be called Bob, a nod toward his belief in community medicine and the power of social healing. Drake’s experience as a psychiatrist and later employment specialist led him to believe employment may be the most powerful predictor of success in people with mental illness.
Dr. Drake set up IPS Works, matching people with mental illness with meaningful work. The organization now has more than a thousand satellite offices across the country.
Beyond Well · Dec. 13, 2019
The Pitfalls and Privilege of Helping People in Crisis
Sheila talks with C. Lamar Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals due to an explosion of people in crisis.
C. Lamar Frizzell, CEO of Cedar Hills Hospital, has worked in the field of behavioral healthcare for over 20 years.
Most recently, Frizzell held a similar role at Willow Creek Behavioral Health located in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Frizzell brings practical experience as a line-staff member and is educated in the fields of both Mental Health and Divinity
In this interview, Sheila talks with Frizzell about the enormous pressure facing psychiatric hospitals because of an explosion of people in crisis. There are never enough beds, care is complicated, and psychiatric doctors and nurses are in short supply.
Frizzell’s personal history growing up in a home where mental health problems were abundant informs his compassion and empathy for people in crisis.
Beyond Well Science · Dec. 12, 2019
What is Slow Psychiatry?
FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Dr. Sandra Steingard
TAGS: Collaborative Network Approach, Counseling, Critical Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Slow Psychiatry, Therapy, Treatment, open dialogue
Dr. Sandra Steingard has an interest in early episode psychosis and has participated in initiatives to better serve this population and their families.
Dr. Sandra Steingard is the Chief Medical Officer at Howard Center where she has worked for over 23 years. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Her clinical practice includes patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. She has an interest in early episode psychosis and has participated in statewide and agency initiatives to better serve this population and their families. She has trained in Open Dialogue and is a member of the planning group developing Collaborative Network Approach.
She is the editor of the recently published book, Critical Psychiatry, a practical resource for clinicians seeking a solid foundation in the contemporary controversies within the field.