About the Event:
The Georgia Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) Initiative expanded the capacity of mental health providers to address the needs of individuals suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. These individuals have often had numerous negative experiences throughout the course of their lives. These experiences have taught them some unhelpful beliefs about themselves and the world around them. The CT-R protocol gives providers tools to engage individuals and motivate them toward meaningful aspirations. This webinar introduces attendees to CT-R in Georgia and the strategies that conceptualize, promote, and support recovery in a system of care.
1. Understand Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) as a treatment model for individuals with severe mental illness.
2. Identify the underlying beliefs or thoughts of individuals that impact being active and motivated for change.
3. Apply tools to motivate individuals with severe mental illness to take action steps towards meaningful aspirations.
About the Presenters:
Ann DiGirolamo is the director of behavioral health at the Georgia Health Policy Center and director of the Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health. She is a research associate professor in the School of Social Work at Georgia State and an adjunct faculty member at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. DiGirolamo provides expertise in research, evaluation, workforce development, and policy related to child and adolescent behavioral health, working with communities and within public health systems to promote an effective System of Care for youth with behavioral health needs.
Ursula Davis is part of the Georgia Health Policy Center’s Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health team. She brings with her experience in child welfare, mental health, program management, training, and strategic planning. Her primary projects at the center include serving as the project manager for the Georgia Beck Initiative. This is a collaborative clinical, educational, and administrative partnership to disseminate Recovery-Based Cognitive Therapy training and consultation through the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provider network. She also serves as a technical assistance provider for the APEX project supporting clinical grantees in providing school-based mental health services to children and adolescents across the state.