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Using Techniques from the Finnish Open Dialogue Model in First Episode Care in the US: Lessons Learned from McLean Hospital

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming MAPNET Webinar on May 20th, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am (EST). The title is Using Techniques from the Finnish Open Dialogue Model in First Episode Care in the US: Lessons Learned from McLean Hospital and will be led by Kirsten Bolton, LICSW and Joseph B. Stoklosa, M.D. of McLean Hospital.

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Presenter Bios:

Kirsten Bolton, LICSW, is a social worker, and the Program Director for McLean OnTrack, a first episode transdiagnostic psychosis program at McLean Hospital. Over the past seven years she has been a pivotal force in turning OnTrack into the thriving program it is today. Since her career at McLean began she has consistently been identified as a clinician who has a strong interest in supporting the family members of those experiencing psychosis. She has participated in research, direct patient care, and administrative functions that have highlighted her versatility within the fields of mental health care and social work. Kirsten is currently enrolled in the three year International Certification Training in Dialogic Practice, and in the summer of 2020, she will be amongst the first group in the US who will have received the official “Train the Trainer” certification.

 Joseph B. Stoklosa, M.D., is a psychiatrist at McLean Hospital. Clinically, he works on an inpatient psychotic disorders teaching unit, where he supervises second year psychiatry residents and HMS medical students. Dr. Stoklosa has earned several teaching awards locally, regionally, and nationally for his teaching of medical students and residents. Administratively, he is the Clinical Director of Psychotic Disorders at McLean with oversight of several levels of care including inpatient, outpatient, and residential, and most recently he has been building a new PACT service over the last year.  He has developed the clinical care on the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorders Inpatient Program modeled after Finland’s Open Dialogue.  He is the Assistant Program Director for the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency at McLean, with specific roles in co-leading the Clinician Educator Program and co-chairing the Clinical Competency Committee. He is also Associate Director of Medical Student Education at McLean.