NASMHPD's webinar on Components of Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis: Guidance Related to the 5% Set-Aside in the Mental Health Block Grant
In its FY 2014 appropriation, SAMHSA was directed to require that states set aside 5 percent of their Mental Health Block Grant allocation to support “evidence-based programs that address the needs of individuals with early serious mental illness, including psychotic disorders.”
SAMHSA provided the State Commissioners/Directors with information developed by NIMH about Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) for First Episode Psychosis. This webinar was held to help states gain a clearer understanding of the components of CSC and how states might incorporate this recovery-oriented approach into their work.
The webinar includes:
- Opening comments from SAMHSA;
- A presentation on CSC by Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP; Director of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH; and
- Examples from the states of New York and Maryland related to work done in those states to implement the CSC model.
Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Center for Mental Health Services
Robert K. Heinssen, Ph.D., ABPP, Director of NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
Lisa Dixon, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Center for Practice Innovation at the New York State Psychiatric Institute
- Brian Hepburn, M.D., Executive Director, Mental Hygiene Administration, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Spring Grove Hospital Center
Date of webinar: May 2 and 12, 2014
To access the recording for May 2, please visit: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/p95pdydhky2/
To access the recording for May 12, please visit: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/p16l1hvd9y9/
- Evidence-Based Treatments for First Episode Psychosis Summary Paper (PDF)
- Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RA1SE)
For questions or additional information about the webinar, please contact Pat Shea , Deputy Director, Office of Technical Assistance, NASMHPD.