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Crisis Now: Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams
January 15, 2021
This webinar reviews the role of Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) in crisis care systems. The presentation covers multiple models being used throughout the United States, with a deeper dive into the model endorsed by SAMSHA’s National Behavioral Health Crisis Care Guidelines. Also covered is the importance of a street-level response to crisis care that diverts away from uniformed law enforcement officers as the caregiver of last resort. The intended audience for this presentation includes behavioral health administrators, emergency response workers, and front-line behavioral health workers, including social workers, psychologists, and peer specialists.
Meet the Presenter
Jamie Sellar, MA, LPC, is a behavioral health executive with 25 years of successful experience in running crisis programs in multiple states. These programs have included both inpatient, sub-acute, residential, mobile crisis outreach teams, hospital rapid response, and mental health urgent care centers. Currently, Jamie specializes in crisis system development and operational management. In his current role as Chief Strategy Officer at RI International, he consults both nationally and internationally on topics such as crisis system optimization, peer use in the workforce and program design. Jamie has a long history of training professionals and paraprofessionals on practical client engagement strategies. A licensed clinician, Jamie strongly believes that the rapport between caregivers and those in need is a primary driver of success in crisis work.
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