Caring for the Homeless Patient with Mental Illness: General Treatment and the Use of Integrated Team Approaches to Client-Centered Care

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Burnham (Grand Hyatt Washington)
The care of the homeless mentally ill patient takes a great deal of flexibility and often requires creative approaches.  This presentation will feature 2, integrated team approaches to mental illness—an office-based model and a street-based model.  The office-based team will focus on general treatment approaches to the various psychiatric illness and practical interventions that address the needs specific to this population.  The street-based team will review cases where initiation of long-acting, anti-psychotic injectable medications for patients with schizophrenia resulted in stabilization and housing.  The presenters will use an interactive format to engage the audience and to reflect on lessons learned.
Carrie Kowalski, MPAP, PA-C (Physician Assistant, Certified, Venice Family Clinic)
Rose Garcia, MA (Clinical Case Manager, OPCC)
Christian Neal, MD, MPA (Attending Physician - Community Psychiatry Track, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine - Carilion Clinic)
Kathryn Johnson, DO, MA (Psychiatry Resident PGY-4, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine - Carilion Clinic)
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