History

In 2012, Peter Dimock, Julie Rohovit and Ken Winters, educators at the University of Minnesota, responded to a call for proposals from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. DHS wished to establish a Center of Excellence to train Minnesota health care providers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders. The University of Minnesota’s proposal was chosen and the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health was formed. MNCAMH and its staff is dedicated to empirically sound practices that put hope and wellness at the center of our recovery orientation. These values have guided our mission, allowing us to provide support to Minnesota’s workforce and to reach audiences across the nation and the world.

May 10 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

An Overview of the NAVIGATE Model: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach for Persons with First Episode Psychosis

In this webinar, we will talk about the importance of providing high-quality, intensive treatment early on in the development of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders from individual, family, and societal standpoints. Research supporting NAVIGATE as an effective treatment will be presented, as well as in-depth descriptions of the various manualized interventions in NAVIGATE, as well as who is an appropriate referral to the three local teams providing NAVIGATE in the metro area. This webinar is pre-approved for one CEU by the Minnesota Board of Psychology and the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Learn More

June 14 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

E-cigarettes: Variations in nicotine delivery and toxicity profiles

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are devices designed to deliver inhalable nicotine without burning tobacco. These devices have been continuously evolving and increasing in popularity since their first introduction to the market, and many different types are currently available.  E-cigarettes vary dramatically in design, voltage settings, battery power, the airflow rate, and other characteristics. In addition, liquids designed for the use with e-cigarettes are highly diverse, with hundreds of brands and thousands of flavors, each available in a variety of nicotine concentrations. The impact of these factors on nicotine intake and toxicant exposures in users will be discussed. Learn More