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NTSPP 4th Thursday: Why You Can’t Get Your Patient into Terrell State Hospital- with Sarah Baker, MD

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
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Dallas Psychoanalytic Center

P.O. Box 670218 | Dallas, Texas | 75367-0218







Title: Why You Can’t Get Your Patient into Terrell State Hospital- and How to Fix it

Presenter(s): Sarah Baker, MD 

Date/Time: Thursday, January 27, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Location: Zoom 

Credit Hours: 1.5 hours


Workshop Description: 

Have you ever been unable to transfer your patient to a state hospital because it was full? Or wondered what happens to mentally ill patients in the justice system?  Have you been looking for ways to better advocate for patients involved with the justice system?  During this workshop, we will define what it means to be competent to stand trial and discuss competency to stand trial evaluation and restoration processes in Dallas County. We will also describe treatment barriers faced by individuals found incompetent to stand trial, and conclude by discussing ways that the general psychiatrists can advocate to improve systems of care for justice-involved individuals.  By the end of the workshop, psychiatrists will have the knowledge and tools to advocate for better systems of care for justice-involved individuals.



Learning Objectives:

 1)  Define what it means to be (in)competent to stand trial 

2)  Summarize treatment barriers faced by those incompetent to stand trial 

3)  Describe ways to advocate for justice-involved individuals in Dallas County



Dr. Baker is Board Certified in both general adult Psychiatry and in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and works as an outpatient Psychiatrist at the Parkland Behavioral Health Center. She also accepts forensic psychiatry casework and is affiliated with the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute.

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the

accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and The Dallas Psychoanalytic Center (DPC). APsaA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of ____ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. *Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. -Updated July 2021-


Dallas Psychoanalytic Center
PO Box 670218 | Dallas, Texas | 75367-0218
Phone: 214-471-5524