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Understanding Critical Time Intervention: Online Course Series

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mondays March 2-March 30, 12-1:30pm Central Time

Want to know more about Critical Time Intervention (CTI)? Considering it as a model for your agency? Join us for this course which covers the principles of, evidence for, and phases of CTI.

Our multimedia web-based course is led by CTI experts and utilizes an adult learning approach. The course covers the key principles of the CTI model, evidence for its effectiveness, and the tools that teams need to implement it. We will also discuss how to make community linkages and ways to bring CTI and CTI principles into your agency.

CTI is a time-limited care coordination model that mobilizes support for vulnerable individuals during critical times of transition in their lives. The aim of CTI is to facilitate continuity of care and community integration by ensuring that individuals have enduring ties to their community. This evidence-based practice has been adapted across the United States and internationally for use with formerly incarcerated individuals, veterans who have a history of recurrent homelessness, young people who experienced first episode psychosis, and other vulnerable groups during periods of transition.

Meet the Instructor


Bebe Smith, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, consultant, and trainer, and former clinical assistant professor of social work and psychiatry at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. In her clinical and educational work, Bebe has focused on helping people with severe mental illness through interventions and strategies key to social work practice—family psychoeducation, psychotherapy, case management, and self-empowerment. She led a pilot of Critical Time Intervention in North Carolina and successfully championed the model for adoption by the state mental health system in 2014. Bebe graduated from Vassar College with a BA in English in 1984 and received a MSW from UNC School of Social Work in 1993. She worked as a volunteer in a psychiatric hospital in England in 1984 and received some of her best training as a graduate student at Club Nova, a clubhouse model program in Carrboro, NC. She was NASW NC Social Worker of the Year in 2012


March 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm