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The BeST Center's Mission

The mission of the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center is to promote recovery and improve the lives of as many people with schizophrenia as possible by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. To achieve our mission, we work with mental health consumers, family members, expert consultants, policy makers and mental health partners from northeast Ohio. To learn more about the BeST Center, please click here.

Stories of Inspiration and Hope

When treated with a combination of medications and psychosocial therapies, people affected by schizophrenia can and do improve their lives. Learn more from these inspiring stories.

The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery

The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery is written by individuals with lived experience of schizophrenia in cooperation with the BeST Center. The authors are Karen Curlis, L.S.W, Frederick J. Frese III, Ph.D., Lisa Marie Griffin, Ron Rett and Linda Robinson.

To view the online version of The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery, please click here.

BeST Center News and Activities

NEW Opportunity: Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship 

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Departments of Psychiatry and Family and Community Medicine are offering a post-residency Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship that seeks to embed the values of health care integration into the core professional identity of future clinical and administrative leaders.

The fellowship is a one-year training program that will begin in July 2015. Graduates of primary care (family, internal, pediatric medicine and others) or psychiatry residencies are encouraged to apply. Post-residency practicing physicians interested in enhancing their public sector careers are also welcome to apply.

Fellows will be full-time, paid employees of a Northeast Ohio organization providing integrated primary care and mental health and/or addictions treatment. Salaries will vary depending on the placement, but are projected to be commensurate to that of attending-level physician (which can range from $125,000 - 150,000 annually).

Please visit this page or contact IntegratedCareFellowship@neomed.edu for more information. 

BeST Center Collaborating to Bring Additional FIRST Early Identification and Treatment of Psychosis Programs to New Parts of Ohio

FIRST early identification and treatment of psychosis services are now available in Lucas County, the Greater Cincinnati Area and Stark County!  To learn more, please click here. 

Most Recent Department of Psychiatry Free Associations Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest BeSTCenter news and more in the newest edition of Free Associations, the Department of Psychiatry newsletter. 

 The Thought Record, Spring/Summer Edition

The Thought Record is a newsletter for the ever-increasing number of mental health professionals who are using a range of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) interventions. Check out the spring/summer edition to welcome those individuals who have recently received training, learn new practice tips and enjoy recovery stories from the field. To read The Thought Record, please click here.

Spring 2014 FIRST News Update

Learn about new FIRST programs and important clinical outcomes and meet the BeST Center's new consultant/trainer for FIRST early identification and treatment of psychosis programs, Heather Pokrandt, M.S.W., LISW, in the Spring 2014 FIRST News Update.

Follow the BeST Center's  Integrated Care Discussion  on Twitter

Join a conversation about integrated primary and mental health care!

Follow us on Twitter at MH/PC Integration @BeST_IHC.

For the BeST Center's News and Activities Archives, please click here.