Northwest MHTTC is part of a national network of 13 centers funded by SAMHSA in 2018 to support the behavioral health workforce to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices for serious mental illness. Northwest MHTTC provides training and technical assistance to HHS Region 10. Our area of focus for the network is evidence-based practices for psychosis.

Main Challenge

There is a critical gap between mental health treatments that are effective in research trials and the care that is delivered to people living with serious mental illness. Northwest MHTTC works with systems, organizations, and mental health clinicians to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices.

Our Approach

We provide three tiers of activities:

  • Universal strategies for wide dissemination and reach (webinars, online courses);
  • Targeted trainings and longitudinal support in an evidence-based practice to cohorts of learners;
  • Intensive strategies utilize effective implementation strategies to support EBP adoption, fidelity, and sustainability.

Christina Clayton MSW, LICSW, SUDP

Co-Directors: Lydia Chwastiak MD, MPH and Christina Clayton, LICSW, CDP
Core Faculty: Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD and Sarah Kopelovich, PhD
School Mental Health Supplement: Kelcey Schmitz, MSEd and Eric Bruns, PhD