Resources for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Products
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- National ACT Virtual Meetings. 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 and ACT stakeholders. For resources from past meetings visit our web page for these National ACT Virtual Meetings; for recordings of past meetings, strategies used across teams, and more information please visit the associated Virtual Discussion Forum.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) ePrimer. This 3-hour self-paced course, led by Dr. Sarah Kopelovich, is open to all types of providers and is designed to serve as a primer in foundational concepts related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and its application to psychotic symptoms and experiences.
Clinical Innovations in Telehealth Learning Series: Telehealth and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp). This hour-long webinar serves to help practitioners consider critical intervention targets and high-yield motivational, cognitive, and behavioral strategies that are amenable to telephonic encounters, telehealth, or digital accompaniment. The strategies that were selected are appropriate for delivery in any combination of the aforementioned modalities.
Group CBTp by Teletherapy. This one-hour webinar addresses the key questions of: How is group CBTp different or the same via teletherapy? What problems can arise and how to resolve them? Does it work as well as in person?
Cultural Considerations in Applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups with Serious Mental Illness. This practice brief is intended to help clinicians —particularly those who administer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals with serious mental illness—to enhance their cultural awareness and incorporate culturally-relevant practices into their formulation and treatment approach.
The Importance of Human Relationships, Ethics, and Recovery-Orientated Values in the Delivery of CBT for People with Psychosis. This brief provides a summary of research to determine if CBTp is able to meet the stated needs of individuals seeking mental health services.
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosis Practice Brief. With an emphasis on early psychosis, this brief reviews clinical and organizational best practices to promote culturally and linguistically responsive care, with a focus on Latinx sub-populations.
- Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosis Webinar. This webinar addresses culturally and linguistically responsive care, with an emphasis on Latinx sub-populations. Implications for practice and research applicable to multiple service settings with varying service sectors are discussed.
- Best and Promising Practices Fact Sheet: Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis. Behavioral health practitioners and organizations are often required to determine whether a particular intervention meets the needs of their clients, staff, and/or funders. The Best and Promising Practice (BPP) Fact Sheet Library, developed by the MHTTC Network, is designed to provide the mental health workforce with information about a wide array of evidence-based and promising approaches. Each fact sheet in the library summarizes a specific behavioral health practice, its evidence base, and steps for successful implementation. In this sheet, we provide an overview of the principles and practice of Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis.
General Resources for SMI
APA Practice Guidelines
Guidelines on developing proficiency in the assessment and management of serious mental illness among psychologists.
SAMHSA Interdepartmental SMI Coordinating Committee Report to Congress
Includes vision statement and recommendations for future directions; December 13, 2017.
SAMHSA: Creating a System of Care That Meets the Needs of People With Mental and Substance Use Disorders
By Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD; published online March 26, 2020. As the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. McCance-Katz advises the HHS Secretary on improving behavioral healthcare in America and leads the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in HHS.
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Provides educational and Training Resources for Clinicians in Assessing, Managing, and Treating individuals with serious mental illness.
University of Washington Psychiatry Consultation Line (877-WA-PSYCH)
The UW Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) helps eligible providers who are seeking advice regarding patients with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. The program is fast, free, and connects community providers to psychiatrists at the University of Washington.
National Institute of Mental Health Publications
NIMH offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials can be ordered free of charge. Brochures and fact sheets are also offered in digital formats and are available in English and Spanish.
National Institute of Mental Health Newsletter
Subscribe to NIMH newsletters.
Philadelphia Govt. Department of Behavioral Health Epic Resources
Nicely curated resource page about topics related to Evidence Based Practices, focused on topics like: implementation, categorizing practices by scientific evidence, assessment tools, free online EBP trainings and much more. Includes policy reports, scholarly papers, free online training and manuals.
Resources for Early Psychosis
Including First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and Clinical High-Risk for Psychosis (CHR-P)
SAMHSA Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator Tool
National Institute of Mental Health Explanation of Coordinated Specialty Care
National Institute of Mental Health Coordinated Specialty Care Fact Sheet and Checklist
Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET) Webinars
MHTTC Network: Early Psychosis Resource Page
Northwest MHTTC: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosis Practice Brief
Northwest MHTTC: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosis Webinar
Resources for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Persons with Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
North American Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis Society (NA-CBTp)
An organization of health care professionals, academics and researchers dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis(CBTp) in North America.
Fact Sheet on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
From National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Psychosis Outside the Box
Psychosis Outside the Box has been designed as a non-research, grassroots knowledge generation project with the goal of bringing together diverse accounts of experiences associated with psychosis that have been traditionally neglected.
University of Washington Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Evidence-Based Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
Resources on CBTp research and projects at the University of Washington.
- Supporting Our CBT Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: PART 1: Best Practices in TeleCBTp
- Supporting Our CBT Clients During the COVID-19 Pandemic: PART 2: Key Intervention Targets and CBTp Strategies
Introductory (One-Hour) webinar on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
A webinar for clinicians by Dr. Sarah Kopelovich.
Introductory (One-Hour) webinar on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis-informed practices
A webinar for families and caregivers by Dr. Kate Hardy.
Resources for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
National ACT Virtual Meetings & Virtual Discussion Forum
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 and ACT stakeholders. The associated Virtual Discussion Forum contains more information, resources, strategies used across teams, and the recordings of past meetings.