HIV Psychiatry ECHO (Virtual)


Every Friday from April 12 – June 7, 2024
12-1:30PM EST
Dates for ECHO ON Series:

  • April 12, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • April 26, 2024
  • May 3, 2024
  • May 10, 2024
  • May 17, 2024
  • May 24, 2024
  • May 31, 2024
  • June 7, 2024
  • 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:

Stacy Attah-Poku
Welfort Community Health Services

Celeste Bilbao-Joseph
Homewood Health and Better Life Counselling Centre

Dr. Deanna Chaukos
Mount Sinai Hospital

Thomas Egdorf
Casey House

Dr. Tim Guimond
HQ Toronto

Dr. Elise Hall
St. Michael’s Hospital

Dr. Trevor Hart
Toronto Metropolitan University

Dawn Scarlett
MOYO Health and Community Services

Stanislav (Stas) Tikhonov
The Neighbourhood Group Community Services

Dr. Alan Wai
University Health Network

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