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Welcome Asia Bowling!
Asia is a Human Services Practitioner and is now handling patient assessments, enrollments, and referrals for the CATCH-J team.
Welcome Maxx Dempsey!
Maxx Dempsey is the newest edition to the Center for Excellence in Mental Health. They will be working as a peer support specialist within the Encompass program. They will provide support through the sharing of lived experience and serve as a positive role model for mental health wellness and recovery.
March Research Publications
A Novel Psychosocial Intervention for Motivational Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Combined Motivational Interviewing and CBT
This study evaluated a novel psychosocial intervention that combined two evidence-based practices – motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy (MI-CBT) – for the treatment of motivational negative symptoms. The results of the randomized-controlled trial showed that participants in the MI-CBT group showed significantly greater improvements in motivational negative symptoms over the treatment period and their gains … Continued
Life stress influences the relationship between sex hormone fluctuation and affective symptoms in peripubertal female adolescents
Exposure to stressful life events proximal to the pubertal transition can expose directional effects of hormone change on affective symptoms. Specifically, greater affective symptoms were associated with increases in hormones in a high stress context and decreases in hormones in a low stress context. These findings provide support for a diathesis-stress model of adolescent psychopathology … Continued