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Researchers evaluate new psychosis treatment for young people

Winning

Winning

(This story appears in the latest edition of the WSU Spokane Magazine)

By Terren Roloff

New research indicates that the earlier health care providers can identify and treat people with psychosis, the more likely they can help them be more successful in life.

Michael McDonell, Ph.D., says those with psychosis often hear or see things that aren’t real or have strongly held beliefs that aren’t based in reality.

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Q&A with new Diversity Center Coordinator, Dion Crommarty

Dion Crommarty

Dion CrommartyAt the request of the student body, WSU Spokane has created a new Student Diversity Center.

Dion Crommarty (pictured) was recently hired as the Diversity Center Coordinator. Crommarty has experience in higher education at Bloomsburg University, Penn State University, the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the University of Montana.

We sat down with Crommarty to learn about his path to WSU Spokane and his vision for the Diversity Center.

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Robbie Paul to receive YWCA Women of Achievement award

Robbie Paul

Robbie PaulRobbie Paul, the Director of WSU Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences Institute, will be honored in October with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award.

Paul, an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, is one of seven honorees.

Paul has been instrumental in showcasing the health sciences programs offered through WSU to Native American populations.

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A potpourri of WSU Spokane news and notes

WSU Spokane

WSU Spokane

The fall semester begins in 20 days here at WSU Spokane.

We felt it was a good time to review some recent news headlines concerning our campus, including a new clinic, recognition for our vice chancellor, a visit from the Air National Guard and more.

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TEAM Conference focuses on Trauma-Informed Care

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

TEAM Conference WSU Spokane

For the second year in a row, our campus hosted the TEAM Conference for first responders and mental health professionals.

The conference – put on through a collaboration among WSU Spokane, the Spokane Police and Fire departments, and Frontier Behavior Health – explored Trauma-Informed Care, and focused on response, resiliency and recovery.

The goal was for those from all of the professions present to understand how to deal with trauma, and some of the reasons why our bodies react to certain traumatic situations.

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