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New SAMHSA RFA includes CTI

The Center for Mental Health Services of SAMHSA has released its new RFA for fiscal year 2010 Mental Health Transformation Grants.  The program aims “to foster adoption and implementation of permanent transformative changes in how public mental health services are organized, managed and delivered so that they are consumer-driven, recovery-oriented and supported through evidence-based and

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

North Carolina "rapid re-housing" initiative adopts CTI

Project Hope, located in Charlotte, North Carolina has begun to implement CTI as part of a new initiative supported by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s  Homelessness Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program, a short-term rental assistance program to help prevent and reduce homelessness.  The new program, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment

Update from New Mexico

As we reported earlier in the year, New Mexico became the first state to provide dedicated funding for CTI through its public mental health system.  We learned recently that two organizations, St. Elizabeth Shelter and The Life Link, both in Santa Fe, were awarded state contracts and have launched CTI programs.  Both programs aim to

American Psychological Association takes note

CTI received significant attention in a cover story on homelessness and mental illness in the current issue of the APA Monitor, published monthly by the American Psychological Association.  The article describes CTI, along with Housing First and other innovative approaches that can help reduce the problem of homelessness among persons with severe mental illness.  The

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

Columbia approves CTI course

Columbia University will offer the first academic course on CTI to social work graduate students.  Entitled, Facilitating Continuity of Care for Vulnerable Populations in Critical Transitions: Applications of CTI, the course is part of the school’s advanced generalist practice sequence.  Dr. Fang-pei Chen, an assistant professor at the school, plans to offer the seven week

Web-based training evaluation report released

The Center for Social Innovation has issued a final evaluation report on its NIMH-funded effort to develop and pilot test a web-based CTI training and implementation support model for social workers and other staff working with homeless persons.  This innovative project, which brought together experts in CTI, adult and team-based learning theories and multi-media technology,

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

Dutch CTI team visits NYC

A team of mental health workers and researchers from the Netherlands visited during the week of September 15 to meet with staff from Columbia University and several provider organizations involved with CTI implementation in New York City.  Adaptation and testing of the CTI model has been underway for several years in the Netherlands where there