CTI symposium features international collaboration
The Institute on Psychiatric Services, an annual meeting of community-based psychiatrists organized by the American Psychiatric Association, was the site of a well-attended symposium on CTI held on October 11, 2009. The symposium, organized by Bert van Hemert of the ParnassiaBavo Group and Leiden University in the Netherlands and Dan Herman of New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University, featured presentations by researchers studying adaptations of CTI in diverse settings including US prisons (Jeffrey Draine) and community-based mental health clinics in Rio De Janeiro (Elie Valencia). Other speakers included Lewis Opler, who reported on the impact of CTI on psychiatric symptoms in two US trials. Sarah Conover of New York State Psychiatric Institute & Columbia University served as discussant.