Professor Edna Comer and Extension Professor Peter Papallo have been selected as Current Trends in Family Intervention Curriculum Champions by the Graduate Training Initiative of the Connecticut Workforce Collaborative on Behavioral Health.

The Current Trends in Family Intervention curriculum is a full semester graduate level course that provides an overview of the concepts of evidence-based practice, the specific models of empirically supported in-home family treatment practiced across Connecticut, and the core competencies shared by all of the models.


This project was fully funded by the Center for Mental Health Services of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under a Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant to Connecticut (Contract Number SM 57456). The curriculum was developed under subcontract to Yale University as an initiative of the Connecticut Workforce Collaborative on Behavioral Health.

Pete and Edna will be honored by the Collaborative at the Partners in Innovation Recognition Breakfast later this month. Because of their participation in this project, the School is also being honored at this event. DMHAS Commissioner Patricia Rehmer will open the ceremony.