In a continued effort to assist states in transforming their mental health Systems of Care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and its Center for Mental Health Services created the Transformation Transfer Initiative (TTI). TTI provides modest funding awards to states in order to identify, adopt, and strengthen transformation initiatives and activities that focus on one or multiple phases of system change.
Georgia was one of six states awarded the TTI grant in 2018. In Georgia, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the Georgia Health Policy Center’s Center of Excellence for Children’s Behavioral Health, and the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Center at the University of Pennsylvania are working together to expand implementation of Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R). The Georgia TTI project is focused on expanding the training of CT-R to mental health professionals providing adult, child, youth, and family services. This includes Certified Peer Specialists working with adults with severe mental illness, providers working with youth in psychiatric residential treatment facilities, training supervisors in agencies with providers using CT-R, and CT-R recertification of previously trained providers.