Psychiatry and Health Behavior


Department Highlights

  • AU Psychiatry's first Service Day: The day was spent at ECRH, Augusta's state psychiatric hospital, during which residents organized several activities (art therapy, crafts, card games, pool, and ping pong) to engage and support patients.Service Day 2018
  • Dr. Youssef (Left) and Dr. John Berg (left) professor at Lovisenberg Diakonal Hospital, Oslo, Norway during the joint meeting of the European Forum for ECT (EFFECT) and the Italian Association for Somatic Therapies in Psychiatry (Rome, Italy) where Dr. Youssef was invited to give an oral presentation on the development of Low Amplitude Seizure Therapy (LAP-ST)
    Youssef
  • 2018 Community Partner Award: Emily Bauman
    2018 Community Partner Award
  • Dr. Lara Stepleman named first advocate for LGBTQ patients....
  • LGBT Community has poorer health outcomes, assessment finds...
  • The Means Report: Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Michael Vitacco......

  • EII Director and Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow win the Patient and Family Centered Care Impact Award
    PCFFDr. Lara Stepleman, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the EII, and Dr. James Griffin, health psychology postdoctoral fellow, were the recipients of the AUMC PFCC IMPACT Award from The Center for Patients and Families and the Office of the CEO for their project proposal, “Fostering an Inclusive Patient and Family Centered Care Environment for Sexual and Gender Minorities at AUMC.” The purpose of this interprofessional project is to develop a continuum of staff and provider trainings to improve the healthcare experiences of sexual and gender minorities in AUMC’s hospitals and clinics. They will work to ensure patients are treated with respect through: 1) accurate and sensitive collection of sexual orientation and gender identity data in the electronic medical record, 2) knowledgeable communication with patients and families, using language appropriate to the individual, and 3) active, ongoing collaborative partnerships with patients, families, providers, and administrators that will foster an inclusive environment.

  • We are supported by the Health Resource and Service Administration.

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Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Augusta University
997 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

  Outpatient: 706-721-6597
  Administration: 706-721-6719

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