SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar: Focus on the Family 8-26

Date: August 28, 2019

Time: 3:00 ET

Register for the Webinar here: https://adobe.ly/316maon

Join us for a SAMHSA-Sponsored Webinar, “Focus on the Family: Using Person and Family-Centered Care for Mental Health.”

To achieve and sustain mental health, individuals with serious mental illness need access to an array of treatment options and need to be actively engaged in their own treatment and recovery support plan. Person and family-centered care puts consumers at the center of the planning process. This method involves a collaborative and strengths-based approach that relies on understanding the preferences and abilities of the individual seeking treatment and their support systems in order to tailor a personal plan for success.

During this webinar, participants will learn more about person and family-centered care. Presenters will share tips for engaging individuals and their family members in the treatment planning process, and stories of success. They will also share resources for implementing and encouraging the practice of person and family centered care.

Topics and themes:

Mental health and recovery

Peers

Family and caregivers

There will also be time for Q&A.

Speakers

Teri Brister, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Information & Support at NAMI. Dr. Brister is responsible for ensuring that all content created and disseminated by NAMI attains the highest possible standards of accuracy, relevance, value, and academic rigor. She is the author of NAMI Basics and co-author of the NAMI Homefront program. Prior to joining NAMI in 2005, Dr. Brister worked for twenty years in the community mental health system in Mississippi, working in both clinical and administrative roles, including Assistant Executive Director in two different centers. Dr. Brister received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University, and her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi.

Ken Duckworth, M.D., serves as the medical director for NAMI. Along with his work at NAMI, Ken also works to improve care at Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, volunteers and consults at an early psychosis clinic at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and teaches as an assistant clinical professor at Harvard University Medical School. Ken is double-board certified in adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and has completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship.

It is highly recommended that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org via email or at 703-682-5187.

Kelli Finley