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Severe Mental Illness Webinar Series

Join leading experts from the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and Hazelden for a discussion of tips, tools, and techniques on the integrated treatment of mental health and addiction disorders.

Webinar 1: Developing the Best Practices, Skills and Resources in Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment
Webinar 2: Implementing the Pathways Model to End Homelessness with Housing First
Webinar 3: Applying the Individual Placement and Support Model with Supported Employment

This free series is hosted by the National Council and Hazelden. APA and NAADAC continuing education hours are pending.

Developing the Best Practices, Skills and Resources in Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT)
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

The Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center has taken Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT) to a new level with the new Dartmouth PRC/Hazelden IDDT program published this year.  IDDT is designed to help clinicians provide more comprehensive interventions for people who need long-term, intensive care. Ten additional years of research are behind this new publication.

Objectives

 

This Web conference covers:

  • the application of evidence-based therapies to the treatment of dual disorders for the people who have severe mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder, or major depression and bipolar disorder
  • the integrated treatment model and how it differs from parallel or sequential treatment
  • appropriate screening, assessment, and stage-wise treatment  for people who have co-occurring disorders
  • definitions of recovery and principles of recovery-oriented care for people who have co-occurring disorders
  • challenges and benefits for involving clients in groups, including multiple family groups
  • resources for implementing IDDT, including training, and consultation
Recommended Materials:

IDDTIntegrated Dual Disorders Treatment (IDDT): Best Practices, Skills, and Resources for Successful Client Care

By Faculty from the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

Presenter: Melinda B. Fox, MA, LADC, has been a research associate at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center since 1989. She is also a lecturer in psychiatry for medical students on the use of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV. She is currently an evidence-based practices coordinator for WestBridge Community Services.

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Implementing the Pathways Model to End Homelessness with Housing First
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

The Housing First model is based on the belief that housing is a basic human right. People with psychiatric and addiction disorders should not have to prove that they are "housing ready" by first participating in treatment or by being clean and sober. Instead, Pathways moves people who are homeless and who have psychiatric disorders and addiction from the streets into their own apartments. Once settled in a stable living situation, they engage in a variety of services and treatments available to them from interdisciplinary teams that make house calls. 

Objectives

This Web conference covers:

  • the essential ingredients of operating a Housing First program
  • core values and program components of Housing First: services, treatment and housing
  • steps in starting a Housing First program
  • available resources, including the Housing First manual, training, and consultation
Recommended Materials:

Housing FirstHousing First: The Pathways Model to End Homelessness for People with Mental Illness and Addiction

by Sam Tsemberis

Presenter:

Dr. Sam Tsemberis founded Pathways to Housing in 1992, with the belief that housing is a basic right for all. He currently serves as the CEO of Pathways, which operates programs in New York City, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Vermont. 

Dr. Tsemberis is a clinical-community psychologist and serves on the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He has also served as principal investigator for several federally funded multi-site studies of homelessness, mental illness, and addiction, and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics.

In 2006, Dr. Tsemberis was the recipient of the prestigious Macy Award for individual achievement in the battle to end homelessness from the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Dr. Tsemberis is currently working with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to provide training and technical assistance in a national five city implementation of Housing First.

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Applying the Individual Placement and Support Model with Supported Employment
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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Description:

 

The evidence-based practice Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model helps clients with serious mental illness get back to work. Presenters share skills for helping people with co-occurring disorders secure employment and offer more resources on supported employment for further learning.

Objectives

This Web conference covers:

  • the evidence base for implementing the IPS approach to supported employment
  • the seven leading principles of supported employment
  • examples of ways to use the Supported Employment manual
  • skills for helping people with co-occurring disorders get back to work
  • other resources on supported employment for further learning
Recommended Materials:

Supported Employment coverSupported Employment: Applying the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model to Help Clients Compete in the Workforce

By Sarah J. Swanson and Deborah R. Becker

Presenters:

Deborah R. Becker, M.Ed., CRC, is assistant research professor of Community and Family Medicine and of Psychiatry, at Dartmouth Medical School. Ms. Becker has been a rehabilitation specialist at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center for twenty years where she has directed vocational, housing, and dual diagnosis research studies. She provides consultation and training on vocational rehabilitation and program implementation and has written extensively on these topics. She is currently co-directing the Johnson & Johnson/Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program, a national learning collaborative that is organized to improve access to evidenced-based supported employment in thirteen states.  

Sarah J Swanson, LSW, CRC, is a Supported Employment trainer for the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and her master’s in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recently Sarah was the director of Supported Employment Training for the Ohio Supported Employment CCOE.  She also has sixteen years of experience in community mental health systems.

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