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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) ECHO

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities ECHO offers a virtual network of real-time access to experienced experts in the field of mental health for people with developmental disabilities.

The Spring 2023 MHDD ECHO will increase participant knowledge about MHDD-related topics including communication, person-centeredness, and trauma-informed care while providing guidance on how to adapt current practices to patients and clients who experience MHDD. Sessions are led by a subject matter expert Hub Team which includes a psychologist, a clinician, an applied behavior analyst, and a parent.  Each session includes a brief lecture, deidentified case presentation, and facilitated open discussion.

2023 Spring Series Curriculum

3/9/2023 Brief Introduction & Family Perspective BreeAnn Davis

3/23/2023 History and Prevalence of Dual Diagnosis & Needs Assessment Marti Romero

4/6/2023 The New Behavior Analysis Chris Sturm

4/20/2023 Person-Centered Trauma Informed Care Chris Sturm and Ronnie Reynolds

5/4/2023 Cognitive Considerations Marti Romero

5/18/2023 Testing & Diagnosis Marti Romero

6/1/2023 Lecture: Testing & Diagnosis Marti Romero

6/15/2023 Lecture: Treatment I (Research) Marti Romero

Who should join this ECHO? Mental Health Care Providers, Disability Service Providers, Social Workers, Educators and Students of related disciplines, and Parents with related professional experience.

Participants can earn CMEs or NASW CEUs at no cost.

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities ECHO sessions run from 9:00 – 10:30AM AKST the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, from March 9, 2023–June 15, 2023.


For questions contact Jessica Harvill, Project ECHO Director at jessica@alaskachd.org.


March 23
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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