august, 2019

2019tue27aug1:30 pm3:00 pmSerious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring FEP Programs to Serve WomenA SAMHSA sponsored webinar1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EST Event Type:OnlineSMI Adviser Event:NoAccredited Education Activity:No

Event Details

Please join us for this SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

This webinar will explore how mental health and substance use treatment providers currently care for women with co-occurring first episode psychosis (FEP), serious mental illness (SMI), and substance use disorder (SUD); and, what questions remain in relation to treating this population of women with complex presentations. Also of note is the high prevalence of ACEs in women and the ways to address this in care. Specific observations from our treatment areas note that: (a) women are underrepresented (SAMHSA TEDS Report – April 3, 2014), (b) women leave treatment early, and (c) care environments can be experienced by some women as re-traumatizing. Understanding processes that contribute to gender biases within the contexts of access and treatment is essential. The speakers will identify specific knowledge gaps and potential areas for improvement from a research and clinical standpoint.


  • Kirsten Bolton, MSW, McLean OnTrack Program Director
  • Kelly Carlson, Professional Development Specialist and Research Associate at McLean Hospital
  • Carolyn Chance, RN, BSN, works in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders unit at McLean Hospital


(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)

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