Institute of Medicine Seminar Series: First Annual Institute of Medicine Mental Health Lecture
October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pathways to care for individuals with serious mental illness in Washington County
Jeff Hecker, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training in UMaine’s Department of Psychology.
This lecture briefly reviews the evidence supporting the efficacy of early, multifaceted intervention for individuals with psychotic spectrum disorders including the relationship between the duration of untreated psychosis and clinical outcomes for people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Hecker will describe the development of a new line of research including the formation of a network of research and practice partners. Preliminary findings from foundational work in Washington County, ongoing projects, and future directions will be described.