2014 American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Association Trans-Disciplinary Intensive Winter Institute

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he American Nurses Association and the American Psychiatric Association Minority Fellowship Programs convened the first trans-disciplinary Intensive Winter Institute (IWI), Februrary 27-March 2, 2014, in Arlington, VA. For three days powerful speakers, including Thomas R. Insel, MD, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Brian Smedley, PhD, Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Alan Newman, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School, Francis G. Lu, MD, the Luke and Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, at the University of California (UC) Davis, Wendy Henderson, PhD, CRNP, MSN, Investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Biobehavioral Branch, and Chief of the Digestive Disorder Unit and others taught, empowered and inspired more than 30 SAMHSA MFP nurse and psychiatric Fellows.

The objectives of the IWI were to: Demonstrate the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), including its cultural assessment and cultural formulation interview; Integrate recovery-oriented theory and evidence-based research with clinical practice, policy formulations, and quality of life issues; Exhibit increased knowledge and skills in research design, data analyses, and the interpretation of findings through participation in hands-on learning using statistical software; and, Explore potential opportunities for trans-disciplinary research, clinical practice and learning in the context of future trans-disciplinary collaborations. Click on the links below to view Institute Highlights and selected presentations.

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