Hundreds of advocates, judges, treatment providers and consumers gathered in Columbus, Ohio, in early October for the Treatment Advocacy Center’s first national Assisted Outpatient Treatment Symposium, at which two Northeast Ohio Medical University experts were recognized for their role in a recent publication.
Mark Munetz, M.D., The Margaret Clark Morgan Chair of Psychiatry, and Deb Hrouda, the Department of Psychiatry’s director of practice implementation and evaluation, were co-authors along with four colleagues from the Treatment Advocacy Center – Brian Stettin, J.D.; Amy Lukes, M.S.S.A.; John Snook, J.D.; and Betsy Johnson – on an assisted outpatient treatment white paper, “Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment: Essential Elements, Building Blocks and Tips for Maximizing Results,” that was honored at the Symposium for its expertise on the topic.
The Symposium, sponsored by Hudson, Ohio-based Peg’s Foundation, discussed best practices, explored common challenges, and celebrated success stories with experts from across the nation.
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.