Coming Soon: Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance and Person-Centered Recovery Planning

Publication Date: Mar 11, 2024

Psychopharmacology 2024: A Master Class


The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is pleased to offer their 14th annual two-day Master Class uniquely designed for practicing clinicians, clinical researchers and trainees in psychiatry. Presentations will focus on typical psychiatric patients with emphasis on those who are difficult to treat or are treatment resistant. Newer treatments and developing treatment strategies will be discussed including the use of genetic tests, blood level measurements and drug combinations. New research that can inform clinical practice will be emphasized. There will be considerable opportunity for interaction with the presenters. 


This conference will focus on the following topics: An updated review of neurobiology and brain function taking the attendee through neurotransmission sequence from the central role of neurotransmitter circuits, transmitters and receptors, synaptic function gene transcription, and interaction between genes and the environment. Drug treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder will be presented with a focus on prodromal symptoms and first episode patients, as well as long-term maintenance and treatment resistant patients. New antipsychotic medications and treatment augmentation will be reviewed along with potential new uses for mood stabilizers. Neurobiological mechanisms of depression with a discussion of both the genetic and epigenetic contribution and the role of inflammation will be highlighted. Modern use of antidepressants will be based on the latest clinical findings. Special consideration will be given to ketamine, ECT, TMS, psychedelics, and augmentation strategies for treatment resistant depression and bipolar depression. 


This Master Class is sponsored by Harvard Medical School.

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March 26

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices - March Event

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native psychological brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people.  


The topic for March's session is "The Red Sox Foundation’s Home Base Treatment Program for Native Veterans."


This no-cost telehealth series is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11 am Pacific/12 pm Mountain/1 pm Central/2 pm Eastern. The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.

Join us on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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March 27

Person-Centered Recovery Planning Consultation Corner: Webinar 1

The Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Consultation Corner is a 6-month learning series featuring a monthly webinar on the “FAQs” of PCRP; offering practical tools and resources to support quality PCRP at the level of both individual service delivery and organizational systems change; and providing follow-up “office hours” through smaller-group technical assistance for webinar participants who wish to take a “deeper dive” on a given topic. 


Participants will be able to:


  • Define PCRP and its essential elements
  • Increase familiarity with existing and emerging state and federal requirements regarding PCRP
  • Articulate a minimum of three differences between traditional methods of treatment planning and best-practice PCRP
  • Learn more about how the MHTTC PCRP Consultation Corner series can provide tools and resources to support the implementation of PCRP at your organization



Join us on for the first session on March 27 to learn more about the PCRP Consultation Corner series and how it can help you meet current and emerging program standards around collaborative recovery planning. This series is co-sponsored by the New England and South Southwest MHTTCs. More information about the series and registration info for all webinars. 


Presenters: Janis Tondora and Amy Pierce 

Join us on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 2 pm ET.

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