Latest Research on Depression, Addiction and Schizophrenia to be Presented at Two-Day Workshop

Centerstone Research Institute and Solutions Training Institute Present “Transforming Research Into Practice”

Nashville, Tenn.—This week, Centerstone Research Institute and Solutions Training Institute will partner to present “Transforming Research Into Practice,” a two-day series of workshops held Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 at Tennessee State University. The workshops will present the newest research findings relating to depression, addiction and schizophrenia. Transforming Research Into Practice will help those who work with clients dealing with depression, addiction and schizophrenia navigate the wealth of research on these conditions. Workshops will be presented by faculty from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University, including:

  • Dr. Lyle Cooper, a researcher, therapist and instructor at the University of Tennessee, will present “Advanced Motivational Interviewing with People that Misuse Drugs.” The session will include a lecture, discussion and role play to review the current research on Motivational Interviewing.
  • Dr. Herbert Meltzer, an internationally acclaimed expert in schizophrenia from Vanderbilt University, along with his colleagues Drs. William Bobo and David Weinstein will present “Focusing on the Critical Issues in Treating Schizophrenia,” and discuss critical assessment issues, the optimal use of medications, side effects and strategies for the treatment resistant patient.
  • Dr. Steven Hollon, a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University and known for his expertise in Cognitive Therapy, will present “Behavioral Activation for Depression,” in which participants will learn the basic principles of Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Activation in order to help clients with depression recover faster and stay in remission longer.
  • Dr. Richard Shelton, one of the nation’s leading experts in depression treatment from Vanderbilt University, will present “Approaches to Depression Management – Beyond Algorithms.” This workshop will use lecture and case studies to discuss algorithms and how to best use them to treat depression.

All presenters conduct research in cooperation with Centerstone Research Institute. Workshop sessions will be held from 8:30 am to 4 pm on May 14 and 15. Attendance for one day of the workshop costs $85 and attendance for both days costs $150.

For more information, visit the Solutions Training Institute website, or call

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a company of Centerstone, is linking science to clinical service through diverse privately and publicly funded research studies and community-based projects. The company works both independently and in collaboration with major academic institutions. Since 2001, CRI has conducted more than 100 service and clinical studies ranging from medication management for mental illness to suicide prevention in older adults. CRI maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. The company also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. For more
information about CRI, visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.