HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Baltimore, Maryland, USA or Virtually from your home or work.

5th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GAB 2022

CORE: The Crisis, Orientation, Refresh, and Empower (CORE) intervention

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2022 - Christina Javete
James A. Haley VA Hospital, United States
Title : CORE: The Crisis, Orientation, Refresh, and Empower (CORE) intervention


The Crisis, Orientation, Refresh, and Empower (CORE) intervention was developed and is a short phasedriven and easily comprehensible crisis intermediation that evokes a spiritual-cognitive-behavioral approach to a veteran’s recovery. CORE researchers found that this crisis intervention, in addition to face interaction, can be delivered via telehealth. Its goal is to derive spiritual empowerment in the mental health vulnerable populations as a coping tool. CORE was performed in the VAMC inpatient psychiatric unit, with patients who were admitted for suicidal ideation/attempt SI/SA. Preliminary clinical outcomes indicated an increase in current and new mental health service compliance along with a decrease in SI/ SA rehospitalizations among Veterans one year after receiving the CORE crisis intervention. New aims would seek to explore, utilizing the researched model of community access to care, the impact of Veterans’ spiritual beliefs via the Spiritual Fitness Inventory (SFI) and their choice of participating in the CORE intervention. Further, will the self-election of the CORE intervention lead to increased chaplaincy services, increased mental health services and a decrease in SI/SA rehospitalization seven months after the initial hospital admission.

Audience Take Away:

• Explain the importance of using one’s spirituality in one’s recovery

• Spirituality importance in one’s sobriety and mental health appointment adherence

• Additional resources to be used in one’s care such as Chaplaincy/faith-based services


Christina Javete, LMHC is a licensed mental health counselor and a nationally certified counselor working for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Tampa, FL. Working on the inpatient psychiatric unit for the past 5 years has inspired the work of decreasing substance use and increasing mental health involvement in veterans who were admitted for suicidal ideation. The CORE (Crisis Orientation Refresh Empower) intervention is a brief spiritually counseling intervention where the veteran utilizes their faith in their recovery. This is also done to promote the use of another resource for recovery, the VA Chaplains. After the study was completed, it was found that mental health care adherence to treatment plans and decrease in substance use occurred. CORE will be entering in its second phase as part of one’s treatment