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Shattering a Stereotype

A few months ago three clinicians from Frontier Behavioral Health in Spokane, WA facilitated their first fully independent training at FBH. Now Frontier has shared their experience with CBTp in their monthly magazine! Click the link below to learn about CBTp, its...

A Technology-Assisted Life of Recovery from Psychosis

Developments in digital health technologies have the potential to expedite and strengthen the path towards recovery for people with psychosis. This perspective piece provides a snapshot of how a range of digital technologies can be deployed to support a young...

Free Webinar on CBT for Psychosis: February 14th, 2019

Please join the American Psychiatric Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness as they host Dr. Sarah Kopelovich for a 1-hour webinar on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis on February 14, 2019. This free webinar is suitable for all mental health...

THE PACT ECHO CLINIC HAS LAUNCHED

Wednesday, August 8, 2018The University of Washington’s Evidence Based Practices for Adults team held its first PACT ECHO Clinic. PACT teams, or Programs of Assertive Community Treatment, provide community-based support to individuals with serious...

2018 Washington State Mental Health Summit

In May 2018, the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences hosted the 2018 Washington State Mental Health Summit. Nearly 400 people from the state of Washington attended, including teachers, legislators, providers, activists, academics and insurers.

The First Episode Psychosis ECHO Clinic has Launched!

The University of Washington First Episode Psychosis team held its first FEP ECHO Clinic in February 2018. The clinic follows the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model. The team is using state-of-the-art telehealth technology and clinical...

CBTp Stepped Care at Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis Implementation Team co-facilitated a CBTp Stepped Care Training with Valley Cities CBTp trainers. The training was attended by providers from Valley Cities, Harborview Medical Center, and Sea Mar Community Health...

NAVIGATE Start-Up Training 2017

On October 16th-17th, 2017, the University of Washington team hosted a NAVIGATE start-up training at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport. NAVIGATE trainers Susan Gingerich, MSW, Shirley Glynn, PhD, Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, and Delbert...

Washington State Mental Health Summit

On October 5th, 2017, over 100 leaders in education, business, policy, health care, academia and philanthropy spent the day discussing innovative ways to transform mental health care in Washington State. Sponsored by Chad's Legacy Project and hosted by the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, five workgroups presented ideas on innovative mental health solutions to complex issues facing Washington State.

2017 NAMI Washington State Conference

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Sarah Kopelovich, PhD presented Statewide Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Training Providers, Shaping Systems at The National Alliance on Mental Illness State Conference in Olympia, WA.

MetaECHO 2017

On September 15, 2017, Eric Strachan, PhD presented Process Evaluation of an Innovative ECHO for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Washington State at the 2017 MetaECHO Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference brings together a number of people from many different domains, including health policy experts, government officials, academic leaders, project funders, and Project ECHO's global replication partners.

4th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration

On September 8th, 2017, Drs. Maria Monroe-DeVita and Sarah Kopelovich presented Providers as co-reviewers in fidelity assessments of assertive community treatment (ACT) teams: Establishing feasibility and acceptability at The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.

CBTp Stepped Care at Frontier Behavioral Health

The CBTp project team traveled to Spokane, Washington to provide a 2.5 day CBTp Stepped Care Training at Frontier Behavioral Health. Three cohorts of providers received training in low-intensity, group, or high-intensity individual CBTp. These providers will participate in the CBTp ECHO Clinics starting June 2017.

Welcome New Journeys Sites!

The Division of Behavioral Health and Resources selected two additional New Journeys sites (for a total of five sites in the state). The new sites are Behavioral Health Resources: Great Rivers in Hoquiam, WA and Community Services North West in Vancouver, WA. Hiring, start-up and kick-off training will begin Summer 2017.

The New CBTp ECHO Clinics Have Launched!

Two new teleconsultation clinics launched in February that aim to help community mental health providers in rural and underserved areas deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp).

New Journeys Network Kicks Off Demonstration Sites

The University of Washington’s Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP), along with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) spearheaded a “Kick Off” event for two new Demonstration Sites to the New Journeys Network. New Journeys is the name for Washington State’s transdisciplinary team-based approach to treating adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of first episode psychosis (FEP).

ACT and recovery: What we know about their compatibility

ABSTRACT While assertive community treatment (ACT) is a widely implemented evidence-based practice, the extent of its recovery orientation has been debated. A literature search identified 16 empirical articles studying recovery and ACT. These 16 studies were...

The First Episode Psychosis ECHO Clinic has Launched!

The University of Washington First Episode Psychosis team held its first FEP ECHO Clinic in February 2018. The clinic follows the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model. The team is using state-of-the-art telehealth technology and clinical...

CBTp Stepped Care at Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis Implementation Team co-facilitated a CBTp Stepped Care Training with Valley Cities CBTp trainers. The training was attended by providers from Valley Cities, Harborview Medical Center, and Sea Mar Community Health...

NAVIGATE Start-Up Training 2017

On October 16th-17th, 2017, the University of Washington team hosted a NAVIGATE start-up training at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport. NAVIGATE trainers Susan Gingerich, MSW, Shirley Glynn, PhD, Piper Meyer-Kalos, PhD, and Delbert...

Washington State Mental Health Summit

On October 5th, 2017, over 100 leaders in education, business, policy, health care, academia and philanthropy spent the day discussing innovative ways to transform mental health care in Washington State. Sponsored by Chad's Legacy Project and hosted by the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, five workgroups presented ideas on innovative mental health solutions to complex issues facing Washington State.

2017 NAMI Washington State Conference

On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Sarah Kopelovich, PhD presented Statewide Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Training Providers, Shaping Systems at The National Alliance on Mental Illness State Conference in Olympia, WA.

MetaECHO 2017

On September 15, 2017, Eric Strachan, PhD presented Process Evaluation of an Innovative ECHO for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Washington State at the 2017 MetaECHO Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference brings together a number of people from many different domains, including health policy experts, government officials, academic leaders, project funders, and Project ECHO's global replication partners.

4th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration

On September 8th, 2017, Drs. Maria Monroe-DeVita and Sarah Kopelovich presented Providers as co-reviewers in fidelity assessments of assertive community treatment (ACT) teams: Establishing feasibility and acceptability at The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.

CBTp Stepped Care at Frontier Behavioral Health

The CBTp project team traveled to Spokane, Washington to provide a 2.5 day CBTp Stepped Care Training at Frontier Behavioral Health. Three cohorts of providers received training in low-intensity, group, or high-intensity individual CBTp. These providers will participate in the CBTp ECHO Clinics starting June 2017.

Welcome New Journeys Sites!

The Division of Behavioral Health and Resources selected two additional New Journeys sites (for a total of five sites in the state). The new sites are Behavioral Health Resources: Great Rivers in Hoquiam, WA and Community Services North West in Vancouver, WA. Hiring, start-up and kick-off training will begin Summer 2017.

The New CBTp ECHO Clinics Have Launched!

Two new teleconsultation clinics launched in February that aim to help community mental health providers in rural and underserved areas deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp).

New Journeys Network Kicks Off Demonstration Sites

The University of Washington’s Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (PBHJP), along with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) spearheaded a “Kick Off” event for two new Demonstration Sites to the New Journeys Network. New Journeys is the name for Washington State’s transdisciplinary team-based approach to treating adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of first episode psychosis (FEP).

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