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CTI judged among “top-tier” social programs

The highly regarded Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy has announced that CTI meets the Congressional Top Tier evidence standard as an effective social program.  This standard, identified in recent legislative language, is “well-designed randomized controlled trials [showing] sizeable, sustained effects on important…outcomes.”  The Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works closely with key Executive Branch

CTI researchers convene in Buenos Aries

Investigators from four countries gathered on September 22 to describe their current research at a symposium held at the World Congress of Psychiatry in Buenos Aries, Argentina, sponsored by the World Psychiatric Association.  Participants included Dan Herman (US), Ezra Susser (US), Graham Thornicroft (UK), Elie Valencia (Brazil), Judith Wolff (Netherlands).  Thornicroft and colleagues are conducting

Latest trial yields positive results

Psychiatric Services has published the findings of the most recent randomized trial of CTI with people with severe mental illness following discharge from psychiatric hospitals. 150 previously homeless men and women with severe mental illness and who were discharged from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization to transitional residences on the hospital grounds were randomly assigned to receive

Multi-site CTI trials launch in Netherlands

The Netherlands Center for Social Care Research at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, with funding from the national government, has launched two randomized controlled trials to assess the effectiveness of CTI in Dutch services for homeless people and victims of domestic violence.

New paper explores broader implications of CTI for timing of social service interventions

Relatively little attention has been paid to the dimension of time in the design of social work interventions. CTI is an example of an intervention that was explicitly developed to address a timing-specific need (enhancing continuity of care during transitions between institutional and community living). After describing the model and summarizing research that supports its

NIH conference features web-based training pilot

Jeffrey Olivet and Sam Johnston (both from the Center for Social Innovation) and Dan Herman (Columbia University & New York State Psychiatric Institute) led a panel presentation at the 3rd Annual NIH Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation held in Bethesda on March 15 and 16, 2010.  The team described findings from their

Project ASPIRE presented at ABCT conference

Clinicians and researchers from the Institute for Community Living, Inc., presented a poster evaluating the effectiveness of Project ASPIRE at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies held last month in New York City.  Project ASPIRE is an award-winning SAMHSA-funded demonstration program that applies CTI and other evidence based approaches to

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

CTI informs pilot ACT transition model in New York State

For persons with severe mental illness, the transition from assertive community treatment (ACT) to less intensive services is a vulnerable period during which enhanced support is especially vital.  The ACT Transitions Model, adapted in part from CTI, is a framework designed to enhance the coordination and continuity of care of service recipients who are moving

Using a brief CTI to promote continuity of care after inpatient hospitalization

Lisa Dixon of the University of Maryland and colleagues have published a new experimental study assessing the effectiveness of a brief three-month adaptation of CTI in enhancing continuity of outpatient psychiatric treatment for persons with serious mental illness following discharge from inpatient care.  Among the findings were that, compared with the control group, persons assigned