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Staff Member Appointed to NAMI Outreach Group

Sanders Lisa-web-headshotLisa Sanders, LCSW, Clinical Manager of the Child & Adolescent Program at Princeton House Behavioral Health’s New Brunswick outpatient site, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of AACT-NOW in central New Jersey. An initiative of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) New Jersey, AACT-NOW stands for “African American Community Takes New Outreach Worldwide.” Sanders will help support its mission to connect with New Jersey’s African-American patients and families affected by mental illness, the faith community, and mental health professionals to provide culturally competent support, education, and advocacy. Her role will include social media and print outreach, participating in wellness fairs, overseeing committees, and providing information on treatment resources, including those offered by Princeton House Behavioral Health.

NuView Academy Expands Clinical Treatment

Princeton House Behavioral Health expanded access to clinical care at NuView Academy in Piscataway with the addition of Nicole Zuber, MD, a board-certified psychiatrist, as Therapeutic Medical Director. For the past 16 years, the two organizations have teamed up to provide behaviorally disabled students ages 5 to 21 with educational, emotional, and clinical support to help them achieve academically. The program doubled in size in 2015 with the addition of an Annex building, and it now accommodates 140 students. Dr. Zuber, who is fellowship trained, is the first full-time psychiatrist working with the program.

Department of Psychiatry Reaches 52

Population health management, the Affordable Care Act, and anti-stigma campaigns have dramatically increased the demand for mental health care during a time when the median number of psychiatrists per 100,000 residents has decreased by 10.2 percent. Despite the national shortage of psychiatrists, Princeton House Behavioral Health has been successfully recruiting talented staff. The Department of Psychiatry, chaired by Neal Schofield, MD, has now reached 52 physicians who serve in eight Princeton House Behavioral Health and University Medical Center of Princeton locations.

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Article as seen in the Winter 2017 issue of Princeton House Behavioral Health.