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On-Demand: Focus on the Family: Using Person and Family Centered Care for Mental Health
Collaborating TTC: Southeast MHTTC
January 14, 2021

About this Resource: 

In this on-demand recording, Dr. Teri Brister, Director of Information & Support at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), highlights the importance of engaging and involving family members in an individual's mental health care. She focuses on person and family centered care as well as discusses models to engage individuals and family members in the treatment process.


About the Presenter: 

Teri Brister, PhDTeri Brister, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Information & Support at National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Dr. Brister is responsible for ensuring that all content created and disseminated by NAMI attains the highest possible standards of accuracy, relevance, value and academic rigor. She is the author of NAMI Basics and co-author of the NAMI Homefront program. Since July 2018 Dr. Brister has served as the SMI Patient and Family Engagement Expert for the APA SMI Adviser project. Prior to joining NAMI in 2005, Dr. Brister worked for twenty years in the community mental health system in Mississippi, working in both clinical and administrative roles, including Assistant Executive Director in two different centers. Dr. Brister received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi.