The Center for Public Service Psychiatry (CPSP) is dedicated to the development and practice of Public Service Psychiatry. CPSP is based at Western Psychiatric Hospital, the home of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. CPSP contributes leadership, collaboration, education and community-oriented research opportunities that support UPMC’s committment to community wellbeing. In collaboration with state-wide participants of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Leadership Council, CPSP contributes to a state-wide commitment to recovery-oriented systems of care and to the ideals of whole-person health.
CPSP offers an outstanding fellowship in Public Service Psychiatry. The fellowship is a one-year post-residency opportunity. Up to five positions are available each year. The Fellowship enables fellows to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to assume positions of leadership in diverse systems of care. It also enhances Public Service Psychiatry education offered to medical students, psychiatry residents, fellows, primary care physicians, and other provider specialties.
The Center fosters partnerships with rural and urban communities throughout the region and strengthens the quality of services and their responsiveness to the community’s needs. It emphasizes service development based on public health principles, diversity, and inclusiveness. These principles are evaluated with systematic input from consumers and family members. The advanced training in leadership, collaboration, and system dynamics equip fellows to make essential contributions to service administration and behavioral health policy across the nation.
The mission of the Center is to enhance the development and practice of the Public Service Psychiatry workforce through education, consultation, and leadership related to community based, recovery oriented services and research.