Today: Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series: Long Acting Injectables (11 am ET)

July 1, 2024

July 1

Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series: Long Acting Injectables

The Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (MAPNET) and the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) will host a virtual monthly “Early Psychosis Prescriber Consultation Series” led by Dr. Matcheri Keshavan on prescribing practices for early psychosis, including a review of a selected monthly topic. Our next call is on Monday, July 1st from 11am-12pm EST. Our topic for this month is“Long Acting Injectables” and will be presented by Dr. Raúl Condemarín.

Dr. Raúl Condemarín is a psychiatrist with many years of experience as a psycho-pharmacologist and psychotherapist. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychoanalysis. His main areas of expertise are: psychopharmacology, anxiety and mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders. He has conducted research and published in the areas of addiction, psychodynamic psychopharmacology, and the relationship between medical and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Condemarín holds an appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School through his affiliation with Massachusetts Mental Health Center, where he teaches and supervises medical students and residents. He is Editor and Trustee of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Join us on Monday, July 1, 2024 at 11 am ET.

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July 10

Person-Centered Recovery Planning Consultation Corner: Promises and Pitfalls-Designing Planning Templates & Electronic Health Records to Support PCRP (Session 4)

The Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Consultation Corner is a 6-month learning series featuring a monthly webinar on the “FAQs” of PCRP; offering practical tools and resources to support quality PCRP at the level of both individual service delivery and organizational systems change; and providing follow-up “office hours” through smaller-group technical assistance for webinar participants who wish to take a “deeper dive” on a given topic.

The topic for webinar session 4 is "Promises and Pitfalls-Designing Planning Templates & Electronic Health Records to Support PCRP."

The design of planning templates and electronic health records can present as a major obstacle to the quality implementation of Person-Centered Recovery Planning. Traditional designs are frequently dominated by problems, pathology, and complex workflows that focus more on the support of billing and compliance rather than on the support of the person and their recovery and life goals. In contrast, a thoughtfully designed EHR can facilitate person-centered practice by increasing the focus on key recovery concepts, facilitating dialogue between providers and persons served, and generating the co-creation of meaningful plans to help shape the person’s recovery. By elucidating common design pitfalls and identifying promising design practices, this webinar will offer practical guidance to mental health systems so they can move toward the development of EHRs that facilitate, rather than hinder, the uptake of Person-Centered Recovery Planning.

This series is co-sponsored by the New England and South Southwest MHTTCs.

Join us on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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July 17

Youth Self Assessment Tool Listening Session 2

Calling all practicing Youth Peers across the country from diverse locations and organizations! We want to hear from you about a crucial tool for youth peer support specialists: the self-assessment tool.

Join us in this important conversation and contribute to the growth and effectiveness of youth peer support practice. You will be provided a stipend for participation.

Join us on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 10 am ET.

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July 23

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - July 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.  

July's topic is titled "International Indigenous Behavioral Health."

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, July 23, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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July 31

Trauma-Informed De-escalation: Calming the ‘I’ of the Storm

One of the most difficult tasks for staff in human service work is to successfully respond instead of react to agitated clients. While many trainings teach de-escalation approaches, few are explicitly grounded in an understanding of how trauma and stress impact the brain. And even fewer acknowledge that responding to an escalation requires the professional to override their natural “fight-flight-freeze” instincts. This two hour training will examine disconnecting our own stress response when responding to power struggles and escalated clients. Guided by frameworks of Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Change Theories, the training will educate, inform, and inspire service providers to improve practices and approaches. Frameworks presented can be used in organizational settings of both children and adults.

Presenters: Rowan Willis-Powell and Liz Geisel, MSW

Join us on Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 10 am ET.

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