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Join us on Tuesday, June 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. EST for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) Sponsored Webinar, “Beating the Clock: Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis."
The “duration of untreated psychosis” is the time between the onset of psychosis and accessing appropriate treatment. The shorter the period of untreated psychosis, the better the outcomes for people. Unfortunately, people with early psychosis typically experience significant delays in accessing treatment and services—an average of 74 weeks in the U.S. With stakeholder collaboration, communities, families and caregivers can help identify young adults with psychosis quicker and get them into effective programs that support recovery and keep lives on track.
This webinar will discuss strategies for engaging people in evidence-based first episode psychosis programs, building awareness through targeted outreach, collaborating with systems partners and encouraging help-seeking.
Marla Zometsky has been with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) for over 10 years and is currently the Project Manager for the Turning Point program, a coordinated specialty care program for individuals between 16-25 years of age who have experienced the onset of psychosis. Ms. Zometsky previously served as a senior clinician with the CSB’s Intensive Case Management team, supporting homeless adults with serious mental illness. In addition, she worked in a residential substance abuse program for adolescent males, provided services through a school-based mental health program and facilitated cultural-adjustment workshops for immigrants and refugees. She is a CSB facilitator for Mental Health First Aid.
Thomas Schuplin worked at PRS, Inc. a nonprofit mental health agency headquartered in Oakton, Virginia for 35 years. He was the Director of Day Programs and guided the programs’ conversion from standard psychosocial programs to Recovery Academies. He then became the Director of Special Projects and designed, developed and currently assists in the operation of coordinated specialty care programs for individuals with first episode psychosis in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. He also designed, developed and currently assists in the operation of a Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration Program (PCBHI) in Fairfax Virginia. Additionally, he oversees a substance abuse peer program in Loudoun County. Currently, Mr. Schuplin works as an independent consultant and resides in Richmond, Virginia.
After the webinar, a recording will be available online. Check back on this page to access the recording 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.
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