Serious Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders and Tailoring FEP Programs to Serve Women

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM until 10:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Audio Conferencing
Contact Person
Kelle Masten
Support Phone
+1 (800) 459-5680
Support Email
Support Website
Cost Range
To be determined

Host And Instructor

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SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Kirsten Bolton, MSW, Kelly Carlson, Carolyn Chance, RN, BSN

Training Overview Description

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 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in women and the ways to address this in care. Specific observations from our treatment areas note that: (a) women are under-represented (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.

Event-specific Details


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

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
Developmental Disabilities
Traumatic Brain Injury
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government
All Substance Abuse
All Health Care
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Developmental Disabilities
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Administrative Support Services

Registration Information

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**We do not offer CEU credits; however, letters of attendance are offered upon request.

*Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.