This 90-minute virtual consultation call with ACT teams and ACT stakeholders consists of a mini-didactic training on a topic of relevance and interest to ACT teams (at times circling back to topics related to navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues as they come up), plus opportunities to pose consultation questions and learn from other ACT teams and their shared experiences within ACT.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
June's topic: Tools and Strategies for Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) within ACT Teams with Sarah Kopelovich, PhD.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. This is a vulnerable population and their providers – ACT teams – are at elevated risk themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northwest MHTTC is partnering with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina to host and facilitate regular meetings for ACT teams.
Goals of the meetings are to:
- connect with one another
- share strategies and resources for adapting team practices and communications
- facilitate connection to the most up-to-date resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information or questions, contact:
Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis or Lorna Moser, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.
Sarah Kopelovich, PhD
Sarah Kopelovich, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in the department and holds the Professorship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis. She directs the Northwest CBT for Psychosis Provider Network, serves on the steering committee of the North American CBTp Network, and is a co-founder of the Center for Mental Health, Policy, and the Law at the University of Washington. Dr. Kopelovich is a co-developer of the Psychosis REACH model.
Lorna Moser, PhD
Dr. Lorna Moser is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.
Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD
Dr. Monroe-DeVita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director, Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis.