Free Webinar for Early Detection of Psychosis in Integrated Primary Care


The University of Maine Rural Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care (RIBHPC) training program will offer a free, live webinar on early detection of psychosis on Friday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The webinar is: “Screening for Early Emerging Mental Experiences (SEE ME): A Model for Early Detection of Psychosis in Integrated Primary Care”.

“Despite the importance of primary care in preventing serious and chronic physical health problems, its role in early detection and intervention in major mental health problems has been peripheral, particularly in the United States,” said UMaine said in a press release.

The Screening for Early Emergent Mental Experiences (SEE ME) is a three-step psychosis screening, triage, and engagement model designed to address this issue in integrated care settings in the United States.

The webinar will be presented by Kristen Woodberry, Professor of Science at Maine Medical Center Research Institute and Assistant Research Professor at Tufts School of Medicine, and Whitney Taggart, Behavioral Health Clinician at Midcoast Pediatrics. The workshop will cover the arguments for and against screening for psychosis as part of integrated care; the stages of the SEE ME model; and skills that mental health clinicians embedded in primary care can use to improve early detection and intervention in serious mental health problems. It will also provide a chance to hear directly from people with lived experience of psychosis and a behavioral health clinician involved in the Maine Feasibility Project.

Register for the online webinar. A certificate of participation will be given to the participants. For more information, contact Dyan Walsh, [email protected]

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a grant totaling $1.48 million.

About the University of Maine: The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land, maritime, and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of education, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the only public research university in the state and one of the most comprehensive institutions of higher education in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduate students. Our students have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn a master’s, doctoral, or master of professional science, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial campus-wide efforts to save energy, recycle, and meet green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.

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