Adult & Child Health Selected as Training Site for Addiction Psychiatry Fellows
INDIANAPOLIS (July 29, 2019) – Adult & Child Health, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit health care agency, has reached an agreement with Indiana University School of Medicine to become a training site for Addiction Psychiatry Fellows.
Under the supervision of Dr. R. Andrew Chambers, Director of the IU Addiction Psychiatry Training Program, Fellows at Adult & Child Health will receive education and treatment experience beyond what is available through general psychiatry training. Through the new agreement with Dr. Chambers and Indiana University, Adult & Child Health is strengthening its use of evidence-based practices, increasing access to care, and helping more addicted patients get on the path to recovery.
Dr. Chambers, board-certified in general psychiatry and addictions psychiatry, is author of “The 2 x 4 Model: A Neuroscience-Based Blueprint for the Modern Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Treatment System,” (Routledge, New York, 2018), a textbook for the
development of fully integrated mental health and addiction treatment services. Drawing upon his research into the neural circuitry of addiction and mental illness, Dr. Chambers’ book serves as core curriculum for Fellows in training in Adult & Child’s health clinics.
Prior to joining Adult & Child Health in March 2019, Dr. Chambers’ support for integrated models of care was of interest to A&C, whose clinics focus on the integration of physical and behavioral health services.
“The 2 x 4 model has been a great fit for our patients who frequently have co-occurring mental health and addictions disorders,” said Adult & Child Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Negendank. In turn, Adult & Child has been a productive training site for psychiatric Fellows.
“Adult & Child was hungry to move into the medically assisted treatment (MAT) direction, so it’s been a synergistic match,” Dr. Chambers said. “The way Adult & Child is set up is really nice for developing an integrated approach.”
Adult & Child Health also welcomes Addictions Psychiatry Fellows Dr. Kevin Masterson, Dr. Danielle Patterson and Dr. Rohit Shah, who will train within A&C’s community health clinics for a period of one year.
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