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Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Webinar | February 7, 2019 12:00 pm to 12:35 pm ET
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Description

**Due to the format of this webinar, participants will need to utilize their computer speakers to hear the audio portion of the presentation.**

Video Webinar: Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: Mental illnesses are complex disorders which affect millions of adults in the United States. The burden of these conditions, as well as the risk of comorbidities for the patient population living with mental illness, requires ongoing support and collaboration from various stakeholders across the care and support continuum. One strategy to help ensure that a patient’s needs and preferences are assessed is to coordinate care with a person-centered, assessment-based, interdisciplinary approach that addresses not only health care and mental health treatment, but also links patients with necessary social service supports. Developing comprehensive, integrated care plans, and incorporating caregiver and peer perspectives within those plans, contributes to the successful treatment outcomes for individuals living with mental illness.

In this webinar, you’ll hear perspectives from a caregiver and advocate, a peer support trainer, and a clinician. They’ll share their roles within the treatment planning process, explain how inclusive care planning ensures the provision of the appropriate level of care and how integrated, comprehensive care plans can bridge gaps in care.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

James McCreath, PhD
Speaker

James McCreath, PhD, currently serves as the Vice President of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry at Trinitas Regional Medical Center & St. Joseph’s Health in Elizabeth and Paterson, New Jersey.

Dr. McCreath received his PhD from the New York University School of Social Work and his MSSW degree from Columbia University of Social Work.

Dwayne Mayes, BA
Speaker

Dwayne Mayes, BA, currently serves at the Program Director of the Recovery Network & Peer Training Program at the Mental Health Association of Westchester, NY. He is also a board member of the International Association of Peer Specialists.

Mr. Mayes received his BA in sociology from Hunter College, CUNY.

Kathy Day, MPA

Kathy Day, MPA, currently serves as a caregiver and advocate for a close family member who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2010. She also helps to manage online support groups for families coping with mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

Ms. Day received her MPA from Brandman University.

Nicole Meade, PhD

Nicole Meade, PhD, currently serves as a Senior Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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