HELP BUILD HEALTHCARE’S FUTURE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PSYCHIATRISTS
The following examples are programs that the Department of Mental Health provides to all age groups – children, transitional age youth, adults, and older adults. These programs are run by multi-disciplinary teams that include psychiatrists, clinicians, case managers, housing and employment specialists, substance abuse counselors, and peer advocates:
Crisis Resolution Services provide intensive, short-term treatment to assist individuals in resolving and/or coping with psychosocial crises. Services are designed to stabilize individuals and to minimize psychiatric emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
Field Capable Clinical Services are specialty mental health services that are provided in accessible, alternative locations as well as in traditional mental health clinics.
Full Service Partnerships are based upon the Assertive Community Treatment model remarkably implemented on a vast scale. These field-based teams provide a wide array of services consistent with a commitment to do “whatever it takes” to make recovery and wellness a reality.
Jail Mental Health Services, in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Health Services, offer various levels of mental health treatment for inmates in the Los Angeles County jail. Jail Mental Health Services provides an opportunity for teaching and research through local universities, including faculty appointments to supervise forensic fellows.
Juvenile Justice Program is designed to meet the mental health needs of children and adolescents who enter the Los Angeles County juvenile justice system and are detained in the County’s juvenile halls and camps. The Juvenile Justice Program is an interagency collaboration of the County Departments of Mental Health, Children and Family Services, Probation, Health Services, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court.
Outpatient Clinics provide mental health treatment for individuals of all ages and their families who are affected by serious mental illness or emotional disturbance. The clinics offer an array of recovery-oriented clinical services, including psychiatric evaluation and treatment, psychosocial assessment, crisis intervention, case management, individual, family, and group psychotherapy. Outpatient clinics operate Full Service Partnerships, Wellness Centers, and Field Capable Clinical Services throughout the county.
Specialized Foster Care Program provides mental health services targeted to children and youth who are under the supervision of the Department of Children and Family Services or who are at risk of entering the child welfare system.
Telemental Health and Psychiatric Consultation Services are provided by a specialized team located in a
clinical hub. Evaluation, medication management, and other essential services are delivered remotely via teleconferencing. In addition, psychiatric consultation, including e-consultation, is provided to primary care practitioners to better manage patients with comorbid conditions ranging from mild to moderate mental health disorders.
Urgent Care Centers provide crisis intervention and stabilization for individuals who otherwise might be treated in psychiatric emergency rooms.
VALOR helps veterans throughout the county who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless regardless of military discharge status. The program provides outreach and engagement, field and office-based outpatient mental health services, and HUD-VASH housing.
Wellness Centers focus on wellness and recovery and offer support to adult clients who no longer need intensive treatment. These centers provide a full array of mental health services, as well as self-help groups,
physical health management, social and recreational activities, and linkages to various community
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