Treating Patients w/ Complex Needs: The Int. of Phys. and Mental Health in Persons with Disabilities


UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
Education and Consultative Services
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization


Treating Patients with Complex Needs:

The Integration of Physical Health and Mental Health in Persons with Disabilities



Friday, December 4, 2020


Please click here for a copy of the brochure which includes discount codes and the agenda. 


Live-streaming Program on Zoom

Instructions and Zoom links will be sent out to registered participants the day prior to the event.


8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

ZOOM with check in from 8:00 to 8:30 PM

Program from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM


Course Director:

     Kimberly Mathos, DO, MPH


Recovery and Wellness:  The Journey Starts Here

A Joint Effort Sponsored by Community Care Behavioral Health Organization and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital



This conference is designed to encourage thoughtful discussion of the latest clinical and research findings related to the care of patients with complex needs. Clinicians will be encouraged to think in a comprehensive way about the wellness of the patients that they serve. We will review the wide spectrum of coping strategies of people who have congenital and acquired disabilities. We will discuss provider dialogues which promote hope and help seeking behavior. We will review how clinicians can learn more about both mental health and disability related resources.


Cross disciplinary resource awareness, the advent of medical homes and innovative strategies to use peer supports are but a few new service models that have promoted recovery for patients with complex needs. In this symposium, we will review barriers that limit the comprehensive care of patients with complicated needs. We will discuss how consumer/academic and community partnerships have prompted helpful discussions that have improved services for patients in our region.


Educational Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Recognize the value of coordinated specialty care for complicated patients
  2. Identify unique barriers to wellness which exist for people with co-morbid mental health, developmental, physical, intellectual, or sensory challenges
  3. Review case studies which highlight aspects of provider care that consumers report served to instill hope, promote recovery, and improve quality of life


Who Should Attend:

Mental Health Consumers; Mental Health Providers; Medical Physicians; Physician Assistants; Community Members

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