Psychosis Clinic

Yvonne Yang, MD, PhD; Barry Guze, MD; Ippolytos Kalofonos, MD, PhD; Jared Greenberg, MD; & Michael Zito, MD
Mon AM & PM

The Psychosis Clinic specializes in the treatment of patients with primary psychotic disorders. We currently operate on 2 half-days with several residents and two to three attendings each half day and manage a total of 250 patients. Our educational focus is to provide the best care possible to our patients by implementing new and underutilized psychosis treatments including Clozapine, long-acting injectables including the three-month injectable Trinza, Valbenazine for Tardive Dyskinesia (TD), and non-pharmacological interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for psychosis. We have a required weekly didactic which includes journal club presentations by residents (2 per year for each resident) and medical students, and lectures by faculty experts in their field. Residents have the opportunity to teach UCLA medical students and to be the first to prescribe cutting-edge medicine in this clinic. We are located in the outpatient mental health building on the south campus. Clinic hours are Mondays 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Residents will have the opportunity to complete initial assessments and manage patients with a wide range of diagnoses within the psychosis spectrum.
  2. Residents will become comfortable with prescribing Clozapine and switching to long-acting injectables.
  3. Residents will learn about non-pharmacological treatments including CBT for psychosis as well as different models of treatment including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).