About the Mountain Plains MHTTC
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) is one of the 12 centers that make up the larger MHTTC Network. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MHTTC network includes ten MHTTC Regional Centers, a Tribal Affairs Center, a Hispanic and Latino Center, and a Network Coordinating Office.
The Mountain Plains MHTTC serves the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (HHS Region 8). The primary focus of the center is to provide training, resources, and technical assistance to mental health service providers serving persons with mental health disorders, especially those with serious mental illness or a serious emotional disturbance. Particular attention is given to serving providers with limited access to service delivery systems. The team will also build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in the region and nationally.
Goals of the Mountain Plains MHTTC
- Accelerate the adoption and implementation of mental health related evidence-based practices
- Heighten the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce addressing the needs of individuals living with mental illness
- Foster regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, family members, and consumers of mental health services
- Ensure availability and delivery of publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field
Mountain Plains MHTTC Team
The Mountain Plains MHTTC team includes faculty and staff from the University of North Dakota (UND), program staff from the Behavioral Health Program at the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE), and staff at the Center for the Application for Substance Abuse Treatment (CASAT) at the University of Nevada-Reno.
PI and Co-Project Director
Direct Enhanced Professional
- Dr. Maridee Shogren
Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing
- Dr. Andrew McLean
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
- Dr. Sarah Nielsen
Professor of Occupational Therapy
- Dr. Elizabeth Tupa
Director of Education and Research