SHARED DECISION MAKING: Beyond compliance to empowerment

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 am4:30 pm
Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC)- 109 Catamount Park, large conference room
SHARED DECISION MAKING: Beyond compliance to empowerment

September 20, 2019 8:30am-4pm 109 Catamount Park, Middlebury
Presenter: Ed Altwies, Psy.D.
This free, one-day training will look at the intersection of the benefits, principles, practices and challenges of Shared Decision Making and Dialogical Practices such as Open Dialogue and Reflecting Processes that inform Collaborative Network Therapy. Shared Decision Making and Dialogical Practices are both clinical methods that maximize partnership between providers and individuals/families engaged in services, especially (but not limited to) individuals experiencing an early episode psychosis. Both create a system of mutuality in sharing information about choices, options, values, and preferences in supporting person-driven decisions in mental health treatment planning.
This FREE one-day training is recommended for:
 Therapists working with individuals experiencing early episode psychoses and their families who are navigating complex treatment decisions
 Crisis clinicians, who are often the first point of mental health contact
 Psychiatrists who may inform about medication options, prescribe, and management medications
 Peers who support individuals in their recovery
 Supported employment staff
 Hospital emergency department staff
 Open Dialogue facilitators
 Any provider interested in maximizing informed consent and autonomy through discussion of options and choice
Preregistration is requested.
Preregister at by September 17th.
Snacks and beverages will be provided during the day. Lunch will be on you own.
Presented by the
Counseling Service of Addison County
Funded through the Vermont Dept. of Mental Health Early Episode Psychosis Initiative