Our mission is to advance leading edge behavioral technologies making compassionate and effective treatments available to all persons with complex and severe mental disorders by:

  • Transferring scientifically-validated behavioral treatments for mental disorders to the community by training mental health professionals to competence in effective treatments for complex and severe disorders;
  • Developing reliable methods to evaluate and monitor mental health provider competence;
  • Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of scientifically-validated mental health treatments when applied in community settings;
  • Reducing burnout of persons working with the difficult-to-treat disordered individual;
  • Enhancing collaborative interaction among treatment researchers to enhance the development of more effective treatments for neglected severe problems and complex disorders;
  • Promoting supportive services to community advocates, family members, and employers concerned for those with complex and serious mental disorders;
  • Educating the public in the value of scientifically valid treatments.