The Center for Collaborative Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine
is an association of independent practitioners dedicated to the study of
collaborative treatment for cases with complex medical, psychiatric, and
psychosocial issues. Our work has focused on the development of an approach
to these problems that we call the
Medical-Psychiatric Coordinating Physician
Method, as well as other approaches to the use of collaboration in
assessment and treatment. Our methods have been developed in accordance with
the approaches described in Steve Frankel's five books, the most recent of
Care for Complex Patients (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Steven A. Frankel, M.D.,
directs the Center. Steve is a psychiatrist who is board certified in both
general and child psychiatry. In his private practice, he provides clinical
assessment and treatment according to the methods studied at the Center.
Center Co-Director Diane Engelman,
Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist who provides psychological testing and
The directors and associates of the Center for Collaborative
Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine meet regularly to participate in the
development of collaborative methods for managing and treating complex cases.
We often write together and jointly arrange educational programs. We publish
bulletin and welcome your interest and participation.
The independent practitioners associated with the Center are available
privately for assessment, treatment, and consultation. For further
information, please contact us.