TrainingLearn About Our Current and Recent Training
In addition to more in-depth implementation projects, SPIRIT faculty and staff lead a vast array of training and technical assistance (TA) opportunities for both pre-service trainees and providers in the field.
The most extensive array comes from the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest MHTTC), which was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2018. The Northwest MHTTC provides a variety of training and TA opportunities to the behavioral health and related workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington (Region 10), with many opportunities available to anyone. Please see below for more information.
We also offer open enrollment trainings to frontline clinicians in CBT for psychosis through our CBTp Training Institute and provide training to graduate and postgraduate students. See below to learn more about our current training efforts.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis (CBTp)
Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Northwest MHTTC)
Co-directed by SPIRIT faculty member Lydia Chwastiak and Christina Clayton, the Northwest MHTTC serves Region 10 and is one of 13 centers in a SAMHSA-funded national network. They provide free training and technical assistance in evidence-based practices to behavioral health and primary care providers, peer specialist, school and social service staff, and anyone whose work has the potential to improve behavioral health outcomes for individuals with or at risk of developing serious mental illness. Their Area of Focus for the MHTTC Network is evidence-based practices for psychosis, but they offer a wide number of topics and opportunities including webinars, online courses, learning communities, a podcast and more.
Learn more at https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-mhttc/home
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery
The SPIRIT Lab offers an annual postdoctoral fellowship in Psychosis Treatment and Recovery. The fellowship is intended to provide intensive and specialized training in the conduct of research, training, implementation, and direct clinical care of psychosis-specific interventions.
Click here to learn more and apply.
Psychosis REACH Training
Psychosis REACH offers concrete, evidence-based skills for relatives and friends of individuals with psychotic disorders to better care for and relate to their loved ones. It takes a proven psychotherapy for people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and modifies it to the needs of caregivers.
Click here to learn more about Psychosis REACH and upcoming trainings.
Mental Health Institute
The University of Washington SPIRIT Lab, funded by the Health Care Authority and in collaboration with the MHTTC, is currently offering a Mental Health Institute.
Click here to learn more about the training institute
SMI Learning Series for Early Career and Allied Professionals
The SPIRIT Lab regularly holds an 8-session Learning Series for direct service providers and allied professionals who help support individuals living with SMI; particularly for individuals just entering the field in positions such as case manager, peer support, SUD professionals, nursing, and housing and employment specialists.
Each session is two hours in length and includes expert-led instruction and experiential learning focused on aspects of supporting individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) across a range of clinical settings. Two (2) hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits are offered for each learning lab attended.