WashU Expert: Social workers key to psychedelic-assisted therapies

s psychedelic-assisted therapy gains mainstream acceptance, the role of social workers, who provide a significant portion of mental health services in the United States, will become increasingly important in this emerging field, says an expert on mental health in the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Psychedelics such as psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine […]

Cabassa appointed to mental health advisory board

Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD, a professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed as a member of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Research Advisory Board. First introduced in 2021, the independent advisory group was convened to advance the research, monitoring and evaluation of MHFA courses in the United States. It […]

New Book by Leopoldo J. Cabassa Examines Health Inequities, Mental Illness

People with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, die 10-25 years earlier than people in the general population, largely due to preventable medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. A new book by the Brown School’s Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD examines the reasons for these inequities and suggests ways to reduce or eliminate them. […]

Cabassa appointed to NIH advisory council

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD, professor at the Brown School, co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research and director of the PhD program in social work, all at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review (CSR). The CSR Advisory Council was established in 2011 to advise […]

Cabassa receives $2.2M training grant renewal from NIMH

Leopoldo J. Cabassa, associate professor and co-director of the Center for Mental Health Services Research at the Brown School, has received a five-year $2.2 million training grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This training program previously led by Enola Proctor, builds upon the center’s 25-year history of successfully […]

Uncertainty leads to treatment delays for young people with mental illness

From the WashU Newsroom… Stigmas, attitudes of self-reliance and misattributing symptoms led a group of young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis to delay seeking treatment, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. “These factors created a cloud of uncertainty in which individuals experiencing early psychosis and their […]