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New Evidence Review Released

Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research has published a systematic review of 13 experimental and quasi-experimental studies of CTI’s effectiveness. Led by Dr. Jennifer Manuel of the University of Connecticut, the review concludes that CTI demonstrated a consistent positive impact on two primary outcomes–reduced homelessness and increased service engagement use–among different populations and contexts

CTI Webinar: Frequently Encountered Clinical Challenges

Join us on Tuesday April 19th from 4 pm to 5:30 pm ET for the next installment of our webinar series that will address frequently encountered clinical challenges. The webinar format will consist of a panel of experts who will answer the most pressing questions on the topic.

CTI Webinar Series: Phase III – Transfer of Care

Please join us on February 2nd from 2 – 3:30 pm ET for Phase III of our webinar mini-series on the Phases of CTI. Following the same format as Phase I and Phase II, presenters will include providers and trainers who will utilize case studies to illustrate best practices for CTI.

Spotlight on Jeff Olivet

In the second installment of our podcast series, CTI Spotlights, we interview Jeff Olivet. Jeff is an activist, writer, and the President and CEO of the Boston-based Center for Social Innovation, a center that brings together academic research, clinical practice and learning products and quickly moves information out into wide use in the field. His focus is on strategic planning, curriculum development, training and organizational development in the areas of health care and homelessness.

Join the CTI Global Network Facebook Group

CACTI is excited to announce the launch of the CTI Global Network Facebook Group. This group is about harnessing the knowledge and experiences of people across the globe using CTI. It is a space for you to post your questions, and have others respond with their unique expertise and creative solutions. It is also a place for you to post your promising adaptations, ideas and research, and to share your knowledge and experience with others who can benefit from it.

CTI Spotlight: Bebe Smith

In the first installment of our podcast series, CTI Spotlights, we interview Bebe Smith. Bebe is a clinical assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the project director for Critical Time Intervention: Local Pilot and Statewide Championing, a project funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, from July 2012 to June 2015. She is currently working with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services to support the expansion of CTI in NC.

Federally funded project promotes CTI to reduce hospital readmissions

SMINET: Applying Evidence to Improve Care and Outcomes in Severe Mental Illness builds on an established multi-state consortium to increase uptake, on a broad scale, of selected evidence-based practices in the care of persons with severe mental illness that are particularly high-impact targets for improving long-term health outcomes. In this context, CTI is being promoted as a potential strategy to reduce the risk rehospitalization among high-risk patients following discharge from acute psychiatric treatment.

Update from North Carolina

North Carolina Health News provides a detailed report on the new program that brings CTI to Orange and Chatham counties.