A faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry since 1989, Dr. Jill RachBeisel has provided clinical, teaching and administrative leadership over the past 17 years. A graduate of the University of Maryland Medical System Psychiatric Residency, she began her tenure in the field of acute psychiatric care, emergency psychiatric interventions and quality management in the hospital setting. She has became board certified in Addiction Psychiatry and further developed an interest in Women’s Mental Health Issues, particularly the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the reproductive cycle.
Research InterestsFrom a research perspective, Dr. RachBeisel is involved in close collaboration with the Division of Services Research looking at clinical questions relative to persons with Serious Mental Illness including Dual Diagnosis, Smoking Cessation in the mentally ill, high risk of early death in persons with SMI and Cognitive deficits in persons with Schizophrenia.
Dr. RachBeisel has focused her interests in the field of out-patient and community mental health. As Division Director for Community Psychiatry at the University of Maryland she oversees 200 staff providing community mental health services through four major programs: 1. Traditional clinic program, 2. Case Management Services, 3. Psychiatry Rehabilitation Services and 4. Programs of Assertive Community Treatment.
Dr. RachBeisel is also very active in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults. Of a particular interest to Dr. RachBeisel is the implementation of Evidenced-Based Clinical Practices in clinical programs. ACT, Illness Management and Recovery, Family involvement and Dual Diagnosis are also of interest.
Other current roles include providing Psychiatry Consultation to the Capitation Programs in Baltimore City and seeing individuals with mental health problems in the Group Faculty Practice.
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