Jonathan Lowe MSN, PMH-APRN
This presentation will focus on the the collaborative “extended collaborative care” model in the treatment of mental illness including addictions that is the hallmark and bedrock of Turnbridge in New Haven CT. We will explore the origins and histories of a number of contemporary models of treatment. We will emphasize sustainable, long term recovery as the primary goal of the”extended collaborative care” model and accompanying strategies to involve patients, supporters and other caregivers . We will practically apply the “extended collaborative care” model of treatment through a case vignette. Audience members will then use case vignettes in groups to work through the collaborative “extended collaborative care” model bringing their own experiences to the larger group for discussion and feedback.
1. Articulate the “extended collaborative care” model as it pertains to Mental Illness.
2. Describe the role and limitations of the therapist in the “extended collaborative care” model.
3. Identify and define practical avenues to apply the “extended collaborative care” model into everyday practice.
Jonathan Lowe MSN, PMH-APRN is currently Executive Director of Clinical Services at Turnbridge. He is hard at work right now on his doctorate and graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 where he earned his MSN in psychiatric nursing. He has received the Connecticut League of Nurses Award and the Joan Lynaugh Award for Outstanding Clinical Scholarship. Jonathan has worked extensively with adolescents and adults with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. His philosophy is to educate and empower clients to become better self-advocates and consumers of mental health services. Passionate and intense with a great sense of humor, Jonathan’s commitment to mental health, healing and recovery will open new avenues of success with difficult populations.
Our sponsoring partner for this event is Turnbridge an extended care facility in New Haven, CT. “Studies of long-term use show such psychological effects as delayed maturity and development, gradual disconnection from emotions, and loss of ability to make and carry out sustainable plans for the future,” explained David Vieau, president and founder of Turnbridge. “What that means, in real life terms, is that young people who abuse substances lose the ability to cope with everyday life in a healthy way. Not only do they need to recover from their addiction—they need to relearn how to live.” “During their weeks in treatment, our residents have begun learning new coping skills, but the inpatient setting allows them no room to practice or apply these skills in real life,” said Albert Samaras, vice president of Turnbridge. “Consequently, they’re returning to the daily stressors of home, classroom, work, and life, and they’re unprepared for it. Also, it’s common for young men who struggle with addiction to have co-occurring disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Without attention to these issues, it’s extremely difficult for them to build healthy life skills and repair relationships.” Turnbridge’s New Haven location makes it particularly well suited for a positive transition from treatment to academic life. Neighboring colleges include Yale University, Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College, and Quinnipiac University.
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