Better Together: How Rutgers is Transforming Behavioral Health Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

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The Better Together event series brings Rutgers’ efforts to improve the human condition to the larger community. In the second event of the series, Frank Ghinassi and Francine Conway will talk about how Rutgers is changing behavioral health treatment for adolescents and young adults in New Jersey.

The Brandt Behavioral Health Treatment Center and Residence will be the centerpiece of the Rutgers Initiative for Youth Behavioral Health and Well-Being, New Jersey’s first and only specialized youth behavioral health institute in an academic-medical setting. This new initiative is being launched with a transformational gift from alumna Marlene Brandt RC’80. Young people treated at this world-class facility will gain new hope and new opportunities to lead fulfilling lives through compassionate, appropriate mental health treatment.

Ghinassi and Conway will discuss New Jersey’s need for comprehensive behavioral health care for youth and their families and will answer questions from attendees.

Francine Conway, an accomplished scholar and clinical psychologist recognized for her work in child psychopathology, is provost and executive vice chancellor of academic affairs at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. She previously was dean of Rutgers’ Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.

Frank Ghinassi, a licensed clinical psychologist, is president and CEO of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, a statewide system of academically based mental health and addiction services, training, and research.

The event will be moderated by Brian Chu, an associate professor and program chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology.


Monday, March 29, 2021

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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