This Week: Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance (Tues) & Power Threat Meaning Framework (Wed)
Applications Now Open: Hispanic/Latine Lived Experience and Peer Support Leadership Academy
The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, will launch the first Hispanic/Latine LET(s)LEAD Academy. The academy will start in January 2024 with the first phase running for approximately 11 weekly sessions followed by a 6-month second phase where fellows work on leadership/community projects with support from a mentor.
Potential fellows enter the program with an idea for a transformational change project that targets the community in which they live or with whom they work or the behavioral health system itself. Through knowledge acquisition and mentorship, these emerging leaders are able to strengthen and enhance their projects before bringing them to their communities.
We are sending the application in two formats:
1. Download and submit PDF form
2. Complete a Google Form
Please send PDFs to [email protected], or complete the Google Form byNovember 17, 2023. After we review the applications, we will invite candidates to attend a virtual interview in early December 2023.
Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- October Event
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend"Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people.
The topic for October's session is "Responding and Moving Past Tribal Community Crisis."
This no-cost telehealth series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length and will provide an opportunity for participants to:
- Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health
- Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health
- Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens
The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.
Join us on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 2 PM ET.
Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF): An approach to understanding mental distress
The Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF) is an alternative, non-diagnostic conceptualization of distress created by providers and service users, published by the British Psychological Society and attracting international attention. Participants will learn the basics of the framework and will have an opportunity to discuss how it might be useful to the family workforce, especially in the areas of meaning-making, empowerment and choice. Attendees will also gain knowledge of where to access further information about the use of PTMF to enhance family workforce knowledge and tools.
Presenter: Dr. Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of ‘Users and abusers of psychiatry’ (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of ‘Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people’s problems’ (Routedge, 2nd edition 2013) and ‘A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis’ (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice.
Join us on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 12 PM ET.
Informational Session: LET(s) Lead Latine Leadership Opportunity
On the heels of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, the Northeast and Caribbean MHTTC, and the MHTTC Hispanic Center of Excellence, would like to invite you to an Informational Session about the upcoming 2024 LET(s) Lead Transformational Leadership Academy and its first Latine cohort! Come learn about LET(s) Lead Academy history, the course schedule, curriculum, mentorship, timelines, and how to apply. We would love your support in helping to ensure that emerging Latine leaders join us and/or are pointed to the Yale-PRCH website for information and an application.
Join us on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 1 PM ET.
MHTTC Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute 2023
Join us for a two-day, no-cost training experience for the mental health and school mental health workforce. This coming November, in honor of Children's Grief Awareness Month, join the MHTTC Network and leading grief experts across the country to strengthen grief sensitivity skills, techniques, and interventions.
The theme for our 2023 Grief Sensitivity Virtual Learning Institute is Working with grief in the context of violence: Strengthening our skills to strengthen ourselves. Day 1 will include general mental health workforce sessions with a special focus on gender-based violence, institutional violence, community violence, and grief. Day 2 will include school mental health workforce sessions with a special focus on school violence and grief.
Join us on Wednesday and Thursday, November 1-2, 2023 at 12 PM ET.
Mindmap: a complex intervention to reduce regional Duration of Untreated Psychosis
Prolonged delays from psychosis onset to care (Duration of Untreated Psychosis or DUP) can imperil the benefits even of evidence-based Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) clinics. Early detection efforts to shorten DUP are thus a necessary component of modern early intervention services for schizophrenia. The NIMH-funded Mindmap campaign reported the first successful demonstration of DUP reduction in a U.S. region. Details of the design and implementation of Mindmap will be presented with lessons for future early intervention efforts.
Presenter: Vinod Srihari, MD is a staff psychiatrist at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University, and the founding Director of the Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP).
Join us on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11:30 AM ET.
This two-day hybrid conference will explore progress and updates on the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Early Psychosis (Mass-STEP). Our theme this year is Scaling Up: Access & Equity for Psychosis, and will explore strategies to expand the reach of high-quality psychosis services across Massachusetts. This effort includes partners from many different backgrounds, including individuals and families, government stakeholders, researchers, clinicians, teachers, faith leaders, emergency responders, and all others who are invested in improving our statewide system of care for psychosis.
The first day of the conference will spotlight our MA psychosis community with an in-person poster and award session at the Bentley University Conference Center. NIMH Senior Advisor Dr. Robert Heinssen will lead a keynote on translational research in psychosis.
The second day will be held virtually to explore different areas of health equity in psychosis, spotlighting ways to bridge service gaps in geography, race, and language.
This event is hosted in partnership with MAPNET, LEAP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and New England MHTTC.
Join us on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7, 2023 at 9 AM ET.
Breath-Body-Mind™ Stress Reduction
This session will provide participant providers with experiential opportunities to learn about Breath-Body-Mind™, an integrative approach and universally accessible stress reduction practice. These techniques will be introduced using breath work and gentle, adaptable body movements. Parents/caregivers and other family members often bear the stressors of trying to navigate systems, advocating for supports and services that work, balancing the internal struggle between caring "for" and caring "with," and juggling other work, family, and life responsibilities, leaving little time to protect their own peace and wellbeing. Please join Level 4 practitioner Linda Lentini as she shows us useful stress reduction tools we can all use and share with families and caregivers.
Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 9 AM ET.
A Dose of Nature: Cultivating Strategies for Self-Care
In this evidence-based presentation, we will discuss the powerful healing properties of nature. We will discuss realistic and accessible ways to engage with nature. We will explore how humans are hard-wired to see beauty in nature and why teaching our children to love nature is more important than ever.
Presenter: Catherine Haines, OT, OTR (she, her) is a community based occupational therapist and consultant for the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.
Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 12 PM ET.
Embracing Authenticity: A Guide to Authenticity & Cultural Awareness at Work
The Embracing Authenticity: A Guide to Authenticity and Cultural Awareness as Work webinar series will provide guidance and support for the use and implementation of the accompanying workbook, which is intended to be used as a guide for deeper levels of processing and to support healthier conversations in the workplace around identity and wellness. This resource can be used as a tool to address the unique experiences of work-related stress compounded with being a person of color and also as a resource for folks seeking to be more accountable for reducing harm and creating a more equitable work environment.
This comprehensive guide is designed to support you in cultivating authenticity, promoting inclusion, and prioritizing wellness in the workplace. Whether you're an organizational leader, a colleague, or an individual who has experienced marginalization, this workbook provides practical insights, exercises, and resources to make meaningful progress.
Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSSW, LSW, Director of the Center for Health Equity, C4 Innovations
Ronitia Hodges, Senior Project Manager, C4 Innovations
Join us for the first session in the series on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 2:30 PM ET.