Utilizing the Cultural Formulation Interview when Delivering Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis
This presentation will focus on discussing the importance of integrating cultural humility and structural competence within the Coordinated Specialty Care service delivery framework. We will review the Cultural Formulation Interview and discuss ways in which it can be effectively used when working with program participants and family members to gain a better understanding of the individual's cultural context and inform treatment practices.
Iruma Bello is a clinical psychologist, Co-Director, and Clinical Training Director of OnTrackNY, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Iruma received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed her clinical internship and post-doctoral training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She has a broad background in public sector clinical psychology with specialized training in evidence-based practices and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Iruma’s career has focused on research and practice aimed at improving outcomes for individuals diagnosed first-episode psychosis. As the Clinical Training Director of OnTrackNY, she is responsible for helping to develop effective implementation strategies through the delivery of technical assistance and consultation, to support the dissemination of the OnTrackNY treatment model both in New York and across the United States.