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Bailey, Brigitte Y

School of Medicine

Brigitte Bailey, M.D. is Training Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bailey received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico. She completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UTHSCSA. She is board certified in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Bailey is involved in clinical, teaching, and research activities.

As Training Director, she is involved in coordinating Quality Improvement Projects of residents, developing curriculum, resident and faculty development, and maintaining accreditation with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Bailey has served in leadership roles on several local, state, and national committees involving psychiatry and children. She is involved with a regional networking and mentoring group that is based at the Baylor College of Medicine. She has been involved with the American Psychiatric Association as a Transformational Leader. Her role included providing consultation to the Virgin Islands mental health authority. Dr. Bailey has served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been a coordinator in directing and organizing the site for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Board Examinations in San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Bailey is a Mentor for medical students in their first through fourth year of studies. She also mentors residents and medical students in other states. She provides psychotherapy and career supervision to residents. Dr. Bailey is involved in teaching the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and General Psychiatry residents. Her topics include Ethics, Cultural Psychiatry, Gender Issues, Depression, and various therapy modalities.

Previously as Co-Director, now Director of Psychiatric Services, Dr. Bailey provides consultation to the Medical Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) . She has been involved in quality improvement of the psychiatric care of incarcerated youth. This entails providing independent chart reviews, review of grievances, and participation in developing diagnostic management guidelines and psychiatric medication formularies. She also serves on TJJD committees of Mental Health, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Quality Improvement.

Dr. Bailey consults with the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). Consultations have included psychiatric clinics at elementary schools and developing educational presentations for staff, parents, and the community. Educational topics have been presented on community violence, trauma,the impact of poverty on mental health, and psychiatric illnesses and treatment. The partnership with SAISD has expanded to include the Eastside Promise Network.

Her clinical sites include Clarity Child Guidance Center, UTHSCSA, KCI Childrens Shelter Residential Treatment Center (medical director), and Harvey J. Najim Hope Center (medical director). The Childrens Shelter is a long term placement for abused children primarily in foster care. The Hope Center provides outpatient services specifically for children with a history of abuse. The majority of her clinics are involved in the education of medical students and residents.

Dr. Baileys clinical practice primarily focuses on the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders. She uses a family systems approach which involves the family, community, and the school system. Her expertise is in psychosocial issues and their influence on psychiatric illnesses. She would like to expand her research experience into community psychiatry. Dr. Baileys research interests now include domestic sex-trafficking of minors.

10/2015 - Present Medical Director Harvey E. Najim Hope Center, San Antonio, TX
9/2015 - Present Director Psychiatric Services Texas Juvenile Justice Department, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
1/2012 - Present Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Residency Director UTHSCSA, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
12/2009 - Present Site Director and Psychotherapy UTHSCSA, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
8/2009 - Present Medical Director KCI Childrens Shelter Residential Treatment Center, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
9/2007 - Present Associate Professor and Faculty Physician University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
9/2001 - Present Faculty Physician The Child Guidance Center, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX
9/2001 - Present Medical Staff The University Hospital Systems, San Antonio, TX
9/2001 - Present Site Director and School Consultations UTHSCSA, Psychiatry, San Antonio, TX

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