Friday: Harm Risk in Early Psychosis

February 20, 2024

February 23

Harm Risk in Early Psychosis: Psychotherapy Strategies and Case Discussion

This presentation will provide a brief overview of how harm risk (suicidality and self-injury) can present in young people experiencing early psychosis. We will then review a selection of psychotherapy strategies that can be helpful in targeting these concerns, highlighting functional analysis, distress tolerance skills, and the CAMS (Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality). We will discuss these strategies in the context of disguised client examples, and encourage suggestions and case consultation from the audience.

Presenter: Michelle L. West, PhD, Director, Program for Early Assessment, Care, & Study (PEACS), Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado – School of Medicine (CUSOM). Dr. West is a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment, treatment, and research for young people showing possible early risk for psychotic spectrum illnesses.

Join us on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 11:30 am ET.

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February 27

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - February Event

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people.  


The topic for February's session is "Evolution of Native Crisis Response (Part Two) - Escalation and De-escalation and Native Implications." 


This no-cost telehealth series is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern. The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.

Join us on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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February 28

Psychosis Informed Care in Community Outpatient Settings: Working with Families

This webinar will provide tips for working with families of individuals with psychosis in outpatient community settings. Questions that will be addressed include:


  • How can I develop a good working relationship with families in order to support care even though I don’t have a lot of experience working with families and I have a large caseload?
  • How can I manage confidentiality?
  • How can I help families develop a better understanding of their relative and their symptoms and treatment?
  • What are some important considerations for providing culturally responsive care when working with families?
  • What can I learn to feel more equipped to support families entering care in the context of a recent onset of psychotic symptoms?


Presenter: Julie M. McCarthy, PhD, is a clinician-scientist in the Division of Psychotic Disorders at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Her research aims to identify neurobiological and psychosocial treatment targets and develop/evaluate treatments for individuals and families experiencing co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders.

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 1 pm ET.

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