Person-Centered Recovery Planning & Basics of Coordinated Speciality Care for Early Psychosis

October 10, 2023

Implementing Person-Centered Recovery Planning: New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Learning Collaborative Evaluation Report

Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) is increasingly required by both state behavioral health authorities and funders such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The implementation of PCRP requires attention to multiple aspects of the change process including overall agency culture, stakeholder competencies in PCRP, and organizational business practices. This report presents key findings from a multi-agency learning collaborative offering intensive training and technical assistance to support the uptake of PCRP across the New England Region. 

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NEW: Basics of Coordinated Speciality Care for Early Psychosis: Online Course

This 5-hour asynchronous course is a free, self-paced, basic orientation to the components of coordinated specialty care for early psychosis. It is appropriate for new staff working on an early psychosis team or anyone interested in learning more about this topic. Each course module is co-presented by individuals with professional and lived experience. Topics include: introduction to psychosis, culturally responsive coordinated specialty care, peer support services, individual therapy, medication management, family psychoeducation and support, and supported education and employment.

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October 17

Latine/Latinos/Hispanic Lived Experience and Peer Support

In celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, in partnership with the New England MHTTC, would like to invite people to a listening session about the importance of elevating Lived Experience Leadership among Latine/Latinos/Hispanic Peer Supporters and Latinos/Latine People with Lived Experience to inform the development of the first Hispanic/Latine Yale LET(s)Lead Transformational Leadership Academy, a 9-month FREE transformational leadership development opportunity.

Join us on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 1 PM ET.

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October 24

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- October 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 October's session is "Responding and Moving Past Tribal Community Crisis."


This no-cost telehealth series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length and will provide an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health
  • Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health
  • Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens 


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, October 24, 2023 at 2 PM ET.

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October 25

Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF): An approach to understanding mental distress

The Power Threat Meaning Framework (PTMF) is an alternative, non-diagnostic conceptualization of distress created by providers and service users, published by the British Psychological Society and attracting international attention. Participants will learn the basics of the framework and will have an opportunity to discuss how it might be useful to the family workforce, especially in the areas of meaning-making, empowerment and choice. Attendees will also gain knowledge of where to access further information about the use of PTMF to enhance family workforce knowledge and tools.


Presenter: Dr. Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of ‘Users and abusers of psychiatry’ (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of ‘Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people’s problems’ (Routedge, 2nd edition 2013) and ‘A straight-talking guide to psychiatric diagnosis’ (PCCS Books 2014), along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. 

Join us on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

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November 6-7

Mass-STEP Conference

This two-day hybrid conference will explore progress and updates on the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Early Psychosis (Mass-STEP). Our theme this year is Scaling Up: Access & Equity for Psychosis, and will explore strategies to expand the reach of high-quality psychosis services across Massachusetts. This effort includes partners from many different backgrounds, including individuals and families, government stakeholders, researchers, clinicians, teachers, faith leaders, emergency responders, and all others who are invested in improving our statewide system of care for psychosis.


The first day of the conference will spotlight our MA psychosis community with an in-person poster and award session at the Bentley University Conference Center. NIMH Senior Advisor Dr. Robert Heinssen will lead a keynote on translational research in psychosis.


The second day will be held virtually to explore different areas of health equity in psychosis, spotlighting ways to bridge service gaps in geography, race, and language. 


This event is hosted in partnership with MAPNET, LEAP, Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and New England MHTTC.

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

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November 15

Breath-Body-Mind™ Stress Reduction

This session will provide participant providers with experiential opportunities to learn about Breath-Body-Mind™, an integrative approach and universally accessible stress reduction practice. These techniques will be introduced using breath work and gentle, adaptable body movements. Parents/caregivers and other family members often bear the stressors of trying to navigate systems, advocating for supports and services that work, balancing the internal struggle between caring "for" and caring "with," and juggling other work, family, and life responsibilities, leaving little time to protect their own peace and wellbeing. Please join Level 4 practitioner Linda Lentini as she shows us useful stress reduction tools we can all use and share with families and caregivers.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 9 AM ET.

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