Education & Training
Improving Quality of Life: The 2022 Behavioral Health & Aging Conference
The October 2022 Behavioral Health and Aging Conference addressed helping patients and families make informed decisions about late-life and end-of-life psychiatric care. The conference was attended by a diverse group of physicians, nurses, front-line staff, case managers, service coordinators, and therapists serving the aging population. Ellen Whyte, MD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Service Chief & Medical...
Addressing Clinical Challenges in Late Life: The 2021 Behavioral Health & Aging Conference
The October 2021 Behavioral Health and Aging Conference addressed challenges that clinicians face when working with older patients, including assessing and managing suicide risk, assessing ability to operate a motor vehicle, and considering the therapeutic options for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The conference was attended by a diverse group of physicians, nurses, front-line staff, case managers, service...
How Pitt Psychiatry Meets the Complex and Evolving Behavioral Health Care Needs of Older Patients
Skilled and compassionate clinicians and researchers at the Pitt Department of Psychiatry have developed innovative models of care in geriatric psychiatry, as well as training programs that prepare behavioral health care providers to deliver treatment tailored to the specific needs of older adults. Two essential components of effective geriatric psychiatry treatment—access and trust—are key concepts that guide our...