– Trainees will be able to understand the context in which substance use and psychosis interact.
– Trainees will be able to integrate the research on the subject into day to day practice.
– Trainees will be able to engaged in differential diagnosis of SUDs and other mental health conditions using DSM 5 criteria
– Trainees will be able to identify treatment approaches for individuals with SUD and mental health conditions.
Dr. Melton, PhD, earned his Ph. D. in 2012. In addition to acting as Dean of the School of Psychology and Counseling at Bushnell, Dr. Melton is the clinical director of the EASA Center for Excellence at Oregon Health Sciences University where he provides clinical consultation and training to early intervention with mental illness to programs nationwide. Dr. Melton has published multiple papers and textbook chapters and has presented at multiple conferences. Dr. Melton’s research focus is on the impact of interventions with individuals experiencing early schizophrenia, engagement strategies, effective treatment and reducing duration of untreated psychosis. Dr. Melton is certified is providing training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feedback Informed Treatment, using the Structured Interview for DSM 5 disorders (SCID) and one of seven in the world certified to train clinicians in the use of the Structured Interview for Psychosis Risk Syndromes (SIPS).
Dr. Melton also has a private practice in which he supervises mental health clinicians for licensure and provides training on diagnosis and evidenced based mental health practices. He is a strong advocate for the health care needs for individuals with mental illness.