Dr. Edwin Feliciano is a psychiatrist and the Behavioral Health Director at UCSB Student Health. He previously worked as the Medical Director of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Department for Santa Barbara County. His primary interest is in issues of access to health care for individuals with psychiatric and substance use disorders, and the integration of mental health, substance use, and medical services in primary care settings. He completed a two-year training at the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Program that offers clinically trained health care professionals the experiences, competencies and skills necessary for effective vision and leadership of our California health care system. He is certified by the National Behavioral Team Association in Advanced Violence Risk Assessment. Dr. Feliciano’s training includes a psychiatry residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and Trenton Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey, where he was chief resident. His current goal is to provide state-of-the-art services to the student population at UCSB in order to promote prevention and recovery from mental health and substance use conditions.
As a member of the Mental Wellness Board of Director, Dr. Feliciano is committed to support the goals of the organization in helping our community in the areas of prevention, early intervention, response to mental health needs, and recovery.