HIV Psychiatry ECHO (Virtual)


Every Friday from September 22, 2023 – November 17, 2023
12-1:30PM EST
Dates for ECHO ON Series:

  • September 22, 2023
  • September 29, 2023
  • October 6, 2023
  • October 13, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • October 27, 2023
  • November 3, 2023
  • November 10, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • Are you interested in joining a community of practice for caseworkers and clinicians in mental health and HIV?
  • Are you interested in gaining more knowledge about mental health disorders, and skills in mental health navigation?
  • Do you have clients or case examples you’d like to consult a mental health team about?

Join this case-based education series with HIV psychiatrists, community experts, and other HIV mental health experts.

Who should join?

This program is ideally suited for caseworkers serving people living with HIV that may have mental health needs. We strongly encourage ASO workers to register. If you are an Executive Director of an ASO, please consider recommending a frontline employee for this educational opportunity.

Themes covered include:

1. Perspectives in Psychiatry
2. The Mental Status Exam
3. Trauma and Elicitation of life narrative
4. Remaining well in the work; building a community of practice
5. Crystal Meth, Addictions and Motivational Interviewing
6. Intro to CBT for anxiety and mood
7. Navigating psychiatric diagnoses and Medications
8. Cultural Competency

What is the ‘ECHO’ Model?

The ECHO model uses Zoom for a knowledge-sharing approach, where expert teams lead virtual sessions with community healthcare providers to amplify the capacity of community-based clinicians to provide specialized care.

  • Interactive educational program for clinicians about psychiatry and HIV
  • 8 live, virtual,1.5-hr interactive sessions with expert clinical and community presenters followed by real case discussion.
  • Certificate of participation available upon request

ECHO Facilitators and Hub:

Dr. Deanna Chaukos, Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Tim Guimond, HQ Toronto

Dr. Alan Wai, University Health Network

Dr. Trevor Hart, Toronto Metropolitan University

Stacy Attah-Poku, Welfort Community Health Services

Dr. Elise Hall, St. Michael’s Hospital

Celeste Bilbao-Joseph, Homewood Health and Better Life Counselling Centre

Dawn Scarlett, MOYO Health and Community Services

Thomas Egdorf, Casey House

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