About Community Psychiatry

Physical Address:
UAB Community Care Building/4th Floor
908 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Mailing Address:
CCB 4th FL
1720 2nd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2050

Telephone:
Clinic: (205) 934-4108
Fax (Clinic/DT): (205) 975-8950 
Fax (Admin): (205) 975-6342

Day Treatment: (205) 934-3477
REACT: (205) 934-9715
Substance Abuse: (205) 917-3784
Grace OB Clinic: (205) 934-4866
CPP Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Feldman-Jacqueline

Jacqueline Feldman, M.D., Division Director & Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

Mission:
To promote patient care, research, and education in the field of serious mental illness.

To provide innovative treatment and services for people with schizophrenia, mood disorders, severe anxiety disorders and co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

To use recovery (as defined by patient rehabilitation and community reintegration), shared decision making, strengths-based evaluation, and individualized treatment to achieve patient goals.

Programs and Services:

  • Evaluation Clinic – Evaluation clinics are provided throughout the week at CPP and are open to those residing in the Community Psychiatry Program (CPP) catchment area.   Evaluation Clinic is the entry way to services here and the point at which eligibility for continued treatment is determined for persons that meet criteria for serious mental illness (SMI), which include functional impairment.   Those who come for evaluation will be seen by medical students, residents in psychiatry, or psychiatric social workers for initial screening followed by assessment and possible treatment by an attending psychiatrist.  Please call ACCESS ( 934-7008) to schedule an appointment.
     
  • Psychotherapy Service – Psychotherapy services offer individual, family and group psychotherapy.  Currently groups include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Anxiety, Co-Occuring and Illness Management and Recovery groups.  Clients are seen on a regular basis (dependent upon treatment goals).  Treatment is individualized and some clients may be involved in more than one clinic or group, as well as being seen periodically in psychopharmacology clinic.
     
  • Engel Adult Day Treatment Program – Engel Adult day Treatment Program is offered to patients ages 19-64 who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and functional impairment.   Our program offers educational groups that focus on improving an individual’s functioning within the community, developing skills for reducing the symptoms of their serious mental illness, preventing relapse, including hospitalization and strengthening their recovery process.   Services are available Monday and Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and Tuesday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM.
     
  • The UAB Engel School, a component of the UAB Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is a language based outpatient treatment and educational facility serving school age children (K-12).  It is located on the UAB campus.  The program is designed for children and adolescents who benefit from the coordination of their specific treatment needs with a highly individualized school curriculum.  It operates Monday through Friday,      8:00 am to 2:00 pm during the regular school year (August through May).  Referrals may be made by the Exceptional Education Department of any school systems in the region.  Children and adolescents may be referred when emotional difficulties significantly limit their ability to optimally function in school and home school resources have been maximized.  All school systems are welcome to the UAB  Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for an extended outpatient diagnostic evaluation completed by one of our second year child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.  These evaluations are often helpful in assessing a child’s or adolescent’s appropriateness for the Engel Day Treatment School and can facilitate the coordination of their matriculation.  You may call (205) 975-4537 for more information regarding these evaluations.
     
  • REACT (Research and Evaluation of Assertive Community Treatment) – Established in 2000, the REACT Program is Alabama’s first Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.  REACT is a evidence based practice team of professionals including a psychiatrist, social workers, nurses, counselors, and case managers who provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia.  Consumers served by the REACT program are individuals with severe functional impairments who have avoided or not responded well to traditional outpatient mental health care and psychiatric rehabilitation services.  REACT provides intensive individualized psychiatric care, case management, substance abuse, housing, vocational, and other services and supports critical to an individual’s ability to live successfully in the community.  For information regarding eligibility or to make a referral please call (205) 934-9715.
     
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation – Neuropsychological and diagnostic testing services are provided by Dr. Robert Savage, in addition to clinical psychology interns or psychology technician staff. Dr. Savage is a trained neuropsychologist who specializes in the evaluation of the seriously mentally ill patients at CPP.  Assessment of cognitive and clinical symptoms associated with psychosis, mood and anxiety disorders and other co-morbidities seen in this population are the focus on most evaluations conducted in this clinic.
     
  • Psychopharmcology Clinic – Psychopharmacology clinic serves patients who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness and who need follow-up services including monitoring of response to medications, psychiatric prescriptions, side effects to medications and general psychosocial assessment.   The clinic nurses provide these services, as well as doing crisis intervention, consultation with other professionals, administering parental medications, and addressing all patient phone calls.
 

UAB Substance Abuse Programs

  • Beacon Addiction Treatment Program: Providing abstinence based intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents who abuse or are dependent on drugs or alcohol.
     
  • Family Court Adolescent Substance Abuse Program(ASAP): Supporting the court with substance abuse screening, referral and case management services
     
  • Southern Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SCATTC): Dedicated to improving addiction treatment through advancement of knowledge enhancing cultural appropriateness, ongoing assessment, forging partnerships and the dissemination and development of evidenced based services.
     
  • Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC): Working to improve the criminal justice system through innovation, research and service.
     
  • UAB Substance Abuse Prevention Program: Helping adolescents and children with life skills and understanding the dangers of substance abuse
 

Locations:

  • Main office – 401 Beacon Parkway West (917-3784)
  • Jefferson County Criminal Justice Center – 801 North 21st Street, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Drug Court – Room 308 (325-5842)
  • Pre-trial Services – Room 809 (325-5109)
  • Community Corrections- Room 702 (254-7336)
  • Domestic Violence Court- Room 809 (325-5109)
  • Mental Health Court – 2121- 8th Ave. North (214-4051)
  • Bessemer Community Corrections Center – 1719 – 2nd Avenue North (424-3688)
  • Bessemer Drug Court – 507 Bessemer Courthouse Annex (481-8036)
  • Family Court – 120- 2nd Court North (325-4825)
 

Accomplishments:

  • Jacqueline M. Feldman, Patrick H. Linton Professor, Director, Division of Public Psychiatry was recently selected as the president elect for the Alabama Psychiatric Society at their annual conference in Montgomery, Alabama.
     
  • The UAB Community Psychiatry Program (CPP) is one of the largest ambulatory clinics at UAB and serves over 4,000 adults residing in the catchment area of central Jefferson County.
     
  • The CPP REACT program is a nationally acclaimed model Program of Assertive Community Treatment 10 nationally recognized PACT jail diversion studies.
     
  • CPP In conjunction with the School of Public Health, has been a primary site for the $21 million NIMH Genetics Grant
     
  • The Grace Clinic is a CPP-OB Department clinical collaboration to assess pre and post-partum depression and other serious mental disorders in women of child-barring age. Please contact Blyth Keith for an appointment or for further information at (205) 934-4866.
     
  • The provision of housing for persons with serious mental illnesses who are also chronically homeless has become a major goal for the Public Division. Recent awards from HUD to provide supportive permanent housing will enable the collaboration of two evidence based practices of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Supportive Housing Program (SHP) while at the same time addressing a major public policy issue for Birmingham. Evidence has shown in other areas of the country that this approach will save much more than it costs through reduced ER visits, hospitalization, incarceration and law enforcement costs.