April 12, 2019

Dr. Piper Meyer to present at School of Social Work Research Colloquium

Dr Piper Kalos-Meyer, Executive Director of MNCAMH will present the findings of a study that utilized the Individual Coping and Awareness Therapy (I-CAT) model to treat First Episode Psychosis (FEP) patients. Results indicated patients showed the greatest improvement in stress management, resiliency, and symptom reduction. The Colloquium takes place… Read More

March 9, 2019

University of Minnesota Discovery Magazine Features NAVIGATE Model

 Piper Meyer-Kalos, Ph.D., executive director of the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was key in developing NAVIGATE. Aimed at early diagnosis and intervention of schizophrenia, the recovery- and strengths-based model, is focused on [participants’]… Read More

February 28, 2019

Engagement Initiative Begins at Kern BHRS

February 28, 2019 Tanya Line and Steve Carlson (MNCAMH Clinical Trainers) training the Kern California BHRS staff in Engagement Skills and Strategies. They are exploring Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs using a cup stacking and needs sorting activity. The objective of the activity is to help practitioners appreciate the challenges… Read More

February 25, 2019

Understanding Substance Use and Interventions in Child Welfare

In partnership with the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health, the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare is pleased to announce our 20th Annual Spring Child Welfare Conference! This year’s conference will be a two-day conference featuring local and national speakers. Day 1 will be web-streamed and Day… Read More

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