Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD, received his MS in biology and his MD degrees from the University of Illinois. He completed a medical internship and 1 year of a neurology residency before completing an adult psychiatry residency at the University of Connecticut. Dr El-Mallakh received his board certification in psychiatry in 1990. He spent 3 years as a clinical research fellow with the late Dr Richard Wyatt's Neuropsychiatry Branch Laboratory at the NIMH. He joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville in 1992, where he is a Professor and Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program, University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky.
T. Patrick Rhodes, MSSW, LCSW, earned his master's degree from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. For 30 years Patrick has worked in inpatient settings as a case manager and overseen the operations in a transitional housing program and crisis services for adults with severe mental illness (SMI). Currently, he oversees Wellspring supportive services for adults with SMI.
Katharine Dobbins, MSSW, LCSW, received her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She has more than 35 years of experience in the development, provision, and management of services to the severely mentally ill. Katharine has worked in community mental health, inpatient services, private practice and for the past decade has served as the CEO of Wellspring, Inc., a nonprofit organization in Louisville, Kentucky, which provides supportive housing, crisis stabilization, and a range of recovery services to approximately 1,000 adults with mental illness annually.
Address correspondence to Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD, University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 40202 (email@example.com).
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