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CTI framework implemented in Seattle with gun-shot wound patients

A group of clinicians and researchers in Seattle have adapted the CTI model to provide structured outreach to people treated for gunshot wounds at the Harborview Medical Center (HMC). In a cluster randomized trial led by Dr. Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, this six-month Helping Individuals with Firearm Injuries (HiFi) intervention is being compared to standard care among

Promising results from new UK prison study

A team from the United Kingdom have published results from a pilot randomized trial testing the feasibility of using a brief version of CTI with persons with mental illness following release from prison. Sixty prisoners were randomly assigned to receive either a brief CTI intervention or usual discharge planning services. The study aimed to see

New book on reentry planning includes CTI

Reentry Planning for Offenders with Mental Disorders (Henry A. Dlugacz, ed.), recently published by the Civic Research Institute, includes a chapter by Jeffrey Draine and Dan Herman on the application of CTI for reentry from correctional settings.   The book addresses both policy and practice issues related to maximizing the chances of successful outcomes among persons

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

Houston using CTI to assist persons with mental illness following release from jail

CTI is now being implemented in Harris County, Texas with adults with SMI following discharge from the county jail.  The project is being carried out by the mental health unit of the county sheriff’s office in collaboration with the local county Mental Health Association with training and consultation provided by the Center for Urban Community