Worldwide, serious mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are major causes of impairment and disability. The majority of people with SMI in West Africa receive care from traditional and faith healers who have no formal training in the etiology, assessment, or evidence-based treatment of mental illness. Our multidisciplinary team is partnering with […]

A critical element of learning-based evidence-based psychosocial treatments is goals setting and out-of-session action plans, known as homework. This research will employ Human Centered Design (HCD) methods to identify challenges patients and clinicians face in the use of homework. The research will identify opportunities for clinicians and patients to iteratively design, plan, implement and revise […]

This study is a partnership between The University of Washington’s School of Social Work and Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering; The Social Work Department at Heritage University in Toppenish, Wash.; and The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic. This study will expand and enhance training in evidence-based psychosocial interventions (EBPIs) by designing and testing […]

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