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.
 Findley Harry
Harry Findley, M.S.W., L.C.S.W,
Division Director of Public 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
 CPP Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM