Providing Coordinated Specialty Care Services for First Episode Psychosis in Rural and Frontier Settings

 This webinar is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

Description:  Providing clinical services in sparsely-populated rural areas can present a variety of challenges.   The presenters discuss issues related to the treatment of first episode psychosis (FEP) in remote settings, covering topics including: community education and outreach; considerations for infrastructure development; delivering medical and psychosocial interventions over distances; workforce development issues; and strategies for setting up a telehealth system.

Date & Time:  Thursday, July 7, 2016, at 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern 


  • Caroline Bonham, MD; Director of the Division of Community Behavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences
  • Tonya Brown, LCSW, FEP Team Leader at the Carey Counseling Center, Inc. (Tennessee)