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The South Southwest MHTTC is thrilled to be hosting its 3rd First Episode Psychosis (FEP) conference! The mission of this event is to bring together stakeholders with a commitment to improving and growing FEP services in the HHS Region 6 South Southwest area of the United States.   About our 2024 FEP conference theme Pausing […]
Published: 01/30/2024
The South Southwest MHTTC just completed our Case Conceptualization for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) series! The series brought together FEP providers, including therapists, skills trainers, and team leaders, from across the south southwest region to learn about how case conceptualization can guide team-based, recovery-oriented FEP services. The series included nine sessions and covered the basics […]
Published: 06/26/2023
Our partners at the Central East MHTTC are highlighting RAP (Relax, be Aware, and do a Personal rating) Club facilitated by John Hopkins University. See the article here.
Published: 05/26/2023
Check out this resource from the Great Lakes MHTTC on Culturally Responsive Care for the LGBTQ+ population! They also share other trainings and resources from other partners in the Network.
Published: 05/26/2023
This handout was prepared for the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) for Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) providers in region 6. This contains a list of resources to help CSC providers support young people in CSC to access the best school accommodations possible for their needs. As each […]
Published: 03/31/2023
The National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC released a guide on clinical applications of cultural elements when working with Hispanic and Latino populations. The goal of this guide is to increase the awareness and abilities of mental health care providers in their use of cultural elements by promoting the use of culturally appropriate formulations when treating Latinos […]
Published: 02/16/2023
Missed our October newsletter? Stay up to date on what's happening in Region 6! View the October newsletter
Published: 10/03/2022
Missed our September newsletter? Get up to date on what's happening in Region 6! View the September newsletter
Published: 09/19/2022
The impact of the recent school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde CISD is being felt nationwide and across our state. Texas educators, family members, students, and community members are heartbroken for the Uvalde community. Our thoughts are with the families impacted by this tragedy. As we all mourn the lives lost in Uvalde, the […]
Published: 05/26/2022
AUSTIN -- The South Southwest MHTTC, in collaboration with the Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee, is so excited to present a new webinar series in 2022. Occurring every other month, The Region 6 Peer Support Spotlight Series will highlight the efforts and accomplishments Region 6 states (Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana) and […]
Published: 01/13/2022
View the South Southwest MHTTC Year 3 Summary in detail. The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center is excited to publish and share our Year 3 Summary Report, which highlights our impact across Region 6 and more, spotlights significant events from this past year, and provides updates on our School Mental Health and Provider Well Being supplements. […]
Published: 10/11/2021
October 10 is World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is: Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality! The pandemic has created new challenges for maintaining mental wellness and ongoing shortages in the behavioral health workforce make it difficult to meet the ongoing and increased need for mental health care. As we strive to make […]
Published: 10/01/2021
The Region 6 Peer Support Conference 2021 was hosted June 22 – June 24, 2021 and has come to a close. You can find all recordings associated with this conference under our Products and Resources Catalogue. The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Training Center (MHTTC)  a Peer Conference for Peer Supporters across Region 6! This region covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, […]
Published: 05/05/2021
Amidst the increase of anti-Asian violence, including robberies, burglaries, discrimination, and deadly violence targeting women and older Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) individuals, the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health reaffirms its commitment, laid out in the Declaration of Racism as a Mental Health Crisis, to support the social, emotional, and behavioral health […]
Published: 04/05/2021
These times have been crushing for those on the front lines of health care, mental health services, social work, and human services. The pandemic has brought a swell of needs while other significant traumatic needs continue to require attention. That’s why The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Training Center (MHTTC) is hosting Working Well: A […]
Published: 01/12/2021
View the South Southwest MHTTC Year 2 Summary in detail or View the School Mental Health Summary The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (SSWMHTTC) is excited to publish and share our Year 2 Summary Report and our School Mental Health Summary, which highlights the Center's continued efforts in promoting mental health in schools.  Serving Human Services Region 6, […]
Published: 12/07/2020
View the Southwest FEP Conference Evaluation Report in detail or View the Conference Debrief. The Southwest First Episode Psychosis Conference (SWFEP) was hosted by the South Southwest MHTTC Network from August 3-5th 2020. This three-day training event brought together early psychosis mental health providers, experts on first episode psychosis, and hundreds of participants attending virtually. Initially planned […]
Published: 09/18/2020
The 2020 South Southwest First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Conference concluded on Aug. 5, 2020.  Thank you to all of our wonderful presenters! If you were not able to join us at the conference, you can still access the recorded presentations and slides.  Transforming Our Culture: Embracing Lived Experience and Evidence (Sale, Caruso, & Buekea) Future Directions […]
Published: 03/05/2020
This fall, the governor of Oklahoma commuted over 500 individuals’ sentences, marking the largest single-commutation in American history. The act of clemency applied to individuals convicted of a non-violent offense. The governor’s orders come at the heels of Oklahoma reclassifying certain minor felonies as misdemeanors in 2016. All this, though great news for criminal justice […]
Published: 12/05/2019
Every year across our country on the last Thursday of November, families, friends, and loved ones gather to share a meal and give thanks. While many of us recognize the holiday as a celebration of gratitude, with little connection to our ancestral ties, the tradition is rooted in the false depiction of grateful Pilgrims breaking […]
Published: 11/27/2019
AUSTIN, TX — In April, behavioral health experts from the five states and tribal communities that make up U.S. Health and Human Services South Southwest region (Region 6), including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and multiple tribes, gathered for the South Southwest Technology Transfer Center Regional Advisory Board meeting. The South Southwest Mental Health […]
Published: 06/05/2019
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