This Week: Native Psychological Brilliance (Tue) Psychosis Informed Care (Wed) & African American MH

February 26, 2024

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

Older African Americans and Mental Health

At the end of this presentation, participants will: 


  • Recognize the importance of understanding the historical context of the lives of older African Americans
  • Recognize the importance of eliciting the older African American’s perspective of his/her mental and physical health challenges
  • Elicit socio-cultural and spiritual beliefs that could influence an older African American’s health care choices and access to care
  • Enhance knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of major mental health disorders when working with older African Americans


Presenter: Martha Crowler, PhD

Join us on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 12 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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