Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    • 11:00 AM to noon



Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: NW Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC)
Instructor: Patricia E. Deegan, PhD and Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD


Using medication to support recovery is more than learning to swallow pills on schedule.

In this webinar, Pat will begin presenting 8 challenges on the journey to use medications optimally to support recovery. She will also teach practical strategies for supporting folks on this journey.


Patricia E. Deegan, PhD
Founder @CommonGround Program/Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC
Patricia E. Deegan, PhD's mission is to help activate and empower mental health services users in their own recovery and to provide peer supporters and clinicians with the know-how to support people in their recovery journey. She is uniquely positioned to fulfill her vocation because she was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager, went on to get her doctorate in clinical psychology and today leads a company run by and for people in recovery. She is a thought-leader in the field of mental health recovery, has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has held a number of academic appointments, and has carried a message of hope for recovery to audiences around the world. In addition to her work on the CommonGround Program, she consults with OnTrackNY and has helped the team at the Center for Practice Innovations develop an innovative model for engaging young people under the NIMH RAISE Study. The model is now being adopted nationally.

Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD
Director and Associate Professor @Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW
Maria Monroe-DeVita, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she also serves Co-Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in Early Psychosis and Core Faculty for the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). She trains coordinated specialty care teams serving individuals and families experiencing first episode psychosis as well as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams, and conducts research and program development on these particular evidence-based practices.