Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center
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 Center is delighted to announce the release of a new publication, The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery. This publication 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
BeST Center, Dr. Frese Receive Morgan Impact Awards
The BeST Center received the Award for Innovation and NEOMED Associate Professor of Psychiatry and BeST Center Outreach Advisory Workgroup Member Dr. Frederick J. Frese III received the Compass Award at the Morgan Impact Awards ceremony held Nov. 21.
The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Gift to BeST Center Highlighted in University's IGNITE Magazine
IGNITE, a publication of Northeast Ohio Medical University, includes a feature story, The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation Awards NEOMED the Largest Foundation Grant in the University's History. Please click here and go to page 4 to read the full story. For some video highlights from this historic grant announcement, please visit this YouTube page.
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NEOMED WALKing Whales Raise More Than Double Their Goal for NAMI Summit County
The Psychiatry Student Interest Group, NAMI NEOMED and the BeST Center/Dept. of Psychiatry formed the NEOMED WALKing Whales team for the annual Summit County NAMI Walk, which was held at Munroe Falls Metro Park on Oct. 5.
More than 48 students, faculty, staff, family members and friends - and at least half a dozen dogs - participated, and the NEOMED WALKing Whales team more than doubled its fundraising goal. More than $3,000 was raised to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Summit County. NAMI Summit County is a volunteer, nonprofit, grassroots, self-help support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. Special thanks to Kory Schrom, president of NAMI NEOMED, and Amit Parikh, president of the Psychiatry Student Interest Group, for their leadership in coordinating all of the pre-walk fundraising events and recruiting WALKing Whales!
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Persistent Psychosis Presentation
The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Persistent Psychosis in Identifying and Working with Trauma in the Schizophrenic Spectrum, Justice Involved Population was presented by Harry J. Sivec, Ph.D. and Rebecca Roberts Martin, Ph.D., PCC-S, at the NOVA conference held Sept. 17 in Columbus.
BeST Center Clinicians' Article Published in Psychotherapy
"Clinical Process Examples in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis" an article by the BeST Center's Harry J. Sivec, Ph.D., and Vicki L. Montesano, Ph.D., was recently published in Psychotherapy. To read the full article, please click here
BeST Center Newsletters
Click on the titles to read the latest versions of the BeST Center's newsletters, The Thought Record for individuals using a range of CBT-p interventions and the Building on Family Strengths: Support, Education and Advocacy News Update December 2013. Also check out the BeST Center news in the NEOMED Department of Psychiatry's Spring/Summer 2013 Free Associations newsletter.
For the BeST Center's News and Activities Archives, please click here.