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Linda Chafetz

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Linda Chafetz

Professor, Community Health Systems
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
medical co-morbidity
treatment outcomes of psychosocial interventions
severe and persistent mental disorders
family caregivers
disparities in treatment of the mentally ill
co-occurring substance use disorders


Dr. Chafetz's areas of interest include severe and persistent mental disorders, treatment outcomes of psychosocial interventions, medical co-morbidity, co-occurring substance use disorders, primary care, services research, life history methods, family caregivers, psychosocial rehabilitation, wellness models, community treatment, and disparities in treatment of the mentally ill. Dr. Chafetz serves as a clinical supervisor of the Wellness Training Program, located at the Oasis Self Help Program in San Francisco. She also is principal investigator of the Wellness Project, where she supervises clinical nurse specialists providing services to help mentally ill adults acquire skills in self assessment and in management of general health issues. She has seen individual patients as needed as a back-up to staff and conducted weekly supervisory sessions using a case conference format.

2 Koret Way, #N-511H
San Francisco  California  94143
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 476-2726
Office Fax: 
(415) 476-6042


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