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Ohio SAMI CCOE

http://www.ohiosamiccoe.case.edu The Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) is a technical-assistance organization that helps service systems, organizations, and treatment providers implement and sustain the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model, maintain fidelity to the model, and develop collaborations within local communities that enhance quality of life and other outcomes for consumers and their families.

March 07, 2014

New Strategies for Opioid Abuse among People with Addictions, Mental Illness

SAMI-OpioidSeries-Pills_246p.jpgHeroin, krokodil, and prescription pain killers are opioids that are commonly abused by people with addictions and mental illness. The epidemic in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend the opioid training series from March to June, sponsored by the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and improve recovery outcomes. Understand new laws, regulations, and guidelines for prescribing opioid medications. Learn to assess effectively for opioid use disorders, to create effective treatment plans, to use medication-assisted treatment (MAT), to mange chronic pain. / Presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of the Center. / This series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services OhioMHAS). / $Free for Ohio providers / CEUs / Videoconference events that broadcast to Ohio's regional psychiatric hospitals. Attend at a site near you.

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February 25, 2014

Promote Health-Behavior Change among People with Severe Mental Illness

17962428_walkingshoes_246p.jpgLearn to support health-behavior change among people with severe mental illness and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. The Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices is adding new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series and "Tobacco Tuesday" conference calls as part of Ohio's initiative to promote integrated primary and behavioral healthcare. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The training events and teleconferences are designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio.

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January 30, 2014

In My Own Words: Dirk

IMOW-Dirk-Ex2face_246p.jpg(A first-person recovery story about mental illness and addiction published by the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices.) My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterdam. Herewith, I tell you my life story and, foremost, how I stopped taking drugs. I do so, because I hope that others can use my experience. My dream is to help other people with my knowledge and experience.

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January 24, 2014

Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Stages of Behavior Change

18649392_Sittingman_246p.JPGIncrease housing stability among people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. The Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices is hosting an important one-day training on five different days at multiple locations throughout Ohio from February to May 2014. Designed for staff and supervisors of housing services (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca), but others are welcomed. Learn what to say and not say when encouraging behavior change, plus much more. Presented by Deana Leber-George and Scott Gerhard of the Center.

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January 06, 2014

Treatment for U.S. Veterans Addresses Both Mental Illness, Substance Abuse

5112018_MalePortrait_246p.JPGThe Center for Evidence-Based Practices was highlighted for its work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in a story by Jeb Phillips of The Columbus Dispatch. The story, titled "Veterans' treatment addresses both mental illness, substance abuse," features Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, of the Center as well as partners from the VA system in Ohio. Learn more about the use of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, for U.S. veterans in Ohio. The Center is a partnership between the Mandel School and the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

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December 18, 2013

Understanding Addiction

SAMI-Addiction_246p.jpgTraining Event: January 8, 2014 / 9a to 4:30p / Columbus, OH / CEUs / $75 Ohio providers; $115 non-Ohio / "Understanding Addiction" introduces participants to the diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency. Participants will learn about ASAM criteria and the biopsychosocial implications of substance addiction among individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. / Presented by Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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December 18, 2013

DDCAT: Stage-Wise Applications

DDCAT-StageWise_246p.jpgTraining Event: January 30, 2014 / Parma, OH / CEUs / $75 Ohio providers, $115 non-Ohio / "DDCAT: Stage-Wise Application Training" will explore the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT) index and Transtheoretical Model of Change (stages of change) to enhance services for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn to evaluate stages of change (readiness to change) among people you serve and how to utilize stage-appropriate interventions. Presented by Jeremy Evenden and Patrick Boyle of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and by John Scalish and Lou LaMarca of Community Assessment Treatment Services in Cleveland.

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November 15, 2013

Ohio Invests in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to Reduce Homelessness, Hospitalization for People with Severe Mental Illness

3901676_ACT-brand_246p-cart.jpgThe State of Ohio is making another commitment to the health and well-being of people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric hospitalization, and institutional recidivism by investing in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), the evidence-based practice for this high-risk, priority population. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) recently funded the Center for Evidence-Based Practices to help organizations implement ACT and integrate ACT with IDDT.

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November 05, 2013

Mental Health and Addiction Conference 2013: Coming Together for a Healthy Ohio

OACBHA-Conference_246p.jpgDecember 16-17, 2013 / Columbus, OH/ CEUs / Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the "Mental Health & Addiction Conference 2013: Coming Together for a Healthy Ohio." Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, will present "Motivational Interviewing: Building a Sustainable Practice." Steve Shober, BS, LSW, and Nicole Clevenger, BFA, will present "Principles of Evidence-Based Supported Employment." / The Conference is hosted by the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and will feature over 30 workshops on a variety of topics.

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October 30, 2013

Foundations of Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment

SAMI-IntegAssessment_246p.jpgTraining Event / December 3-4, 2013 / Columbus, OH / $100 Ohio providers; $250 non-Ohio providers/ CEUs / "Foundations of Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment" is for clinicians who conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI, COD). Presenters will use "SAMHSA Tip 42" as a primary learning tool, with an emphasis on case studies./Presented by Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, and Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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October 11, 2013

In My Own Words: An Introduction to the Series

IMOW-Intro-Ex_246p.jpg"In My Own Words" is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories from people throughout Ohio and the United States and in other countries, including the Netherlands. The series is published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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October 10, 2013

In My Own Words: Kerri

IMOW-Keri-Excerpt2_rule_246p.jpgI have gradually started to think about my circumstances and myself in a better light. Now life has meaning for me. I am eager to wake up in the morning. I no longer feel imprisoned by the past. (A first-person recovery story published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.)

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October 04, 2013

Ohio Invites Halfway Houses and Residential Addiction-Treatment Centers to Expand Services, Include Mental Illness

9423901_maninbaseballhat_246p.jpgThe State of Ohio is taking another important step to integrate behavioral healthcare services, this time by enhancing the capacity of halfway houses and residential addiction-treatment centers to provide services for people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The initiative kicks off in November 2013 with a series of training events for supervisors and direct service staff of residential facilities and halfway houses. The initiative is being led by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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September 26, 2013

Peer Support: 3 Trainings for Skill Development

BA-PeerSupport_246p.jpgEvents sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. [1.] "Benefits Advocacy Basics for Peer Supporters" (October 10, 2013/ 9:30a to 2:00p/ Cleveland, OH) ... [2.] "The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing for Peer Supporters" (November 26, 2013 / 9a to 12p/ Cleveland, OH). ... [3.] "Overview of Evidence-Based Supported Employment for Peer Supporters" (November 26, 2013/ 1 to 4:15p / Cleveland, OH. Presented by Steve Shober and Nicole Clevenger of our Center.

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September 26, 2013

Twitter

4662783_owl_246p-twitter.jpgGet the 140-character version of news, training news, and resources from the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Follow us @CenterForEBP:

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September 19, 2013

Promoting Health-Behavior Change among People with SPMI

17962428_walkingshoes_246p.jpgThe Center for Evidence-Based Practices has added new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series (Oct 3, Oct 15, Nov 14) and "Tobacco Tuesday" conference calls (Sept 17) as part of the Ohio Health Homes initiative, which is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The training events and teleconferences are designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio. Learn to support health-behavior change with stages of change, motivational interviewing, tobacco interventions.

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August 29, 2013

Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Parts 1 & 2

MotivInterv_246p.JPGFoundations, Part 1: September 25, 2013/ Foundations, Part 2: October 15, 2013/ 9a to 4p/ Athens, OH/ $75 or $115/ CEUs/ "Foundations of Motivational Interviewing" introduces the philosophy and essential constructs of this evidence-based treatment. Participate in skill-building exercises to learn MI's client-centered approaches for fostering change and responding to ambivalence to change among individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) and/or substance use disorders. These events utilize role play and other group exercises to help you recognize, elicit, and strengthen change-talk among people you serve. MI is a core component of IDDT, ACT, Health Homes, other best practices./ Presenter Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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August 15, 2013

Ohio Sponsors Training Series for Medical Professionals to Advance Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, SAMI Treatment

MedicalProf-Female_246p.jpgRegister now for Sept 5 & 19 events!/ Beginning this fall, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) teams up, once again, with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices to deliver a series of important trainings for medical professionals. The video conferences will advance OhioMHAS' commitment to increasing dual-diagnosis-treatment capability, integrated behavioral healthcare and SAMI treatment, and continuity of care throughout Ohio's system of inpatient and community-based care for people with severe mental illness. CMEs + CEUs for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, chemical dependency counselors.

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August 14, 2013

Medical Professionals & Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Booklet

IDDTmedprofess_246p.jpgDownload, order, bookmark this resource from our Center!/ Free PDF./ Printed copies available./ "Medical Professionals & Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment" is an 8-page booklet that is a quick introduction to the principles and practices of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice. It is designed for medical professionals who want to improve their clinical relationships with and outcomes for people with co-occurring substance abuse and severe mental illness (SAMI). It includes tips for prescribing medications for both disorders. A great tool for psychiatrists, nurses, physicians of internal medicine and family practice, among others.

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August 13, 2013

Job Board Supports Team Building, Promotes Best Practices for SMI, Addiction, Health Homes

5580972_womentalking_246p.JPGThis Job Board is a recruitment tool for healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations that receive consultation services from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. It is also a job-search and career-advancement tool for professionals who are committed to providing innovative, integrated, and person-centered care to people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other co-occurring health conditions.

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July 19, 2013

Peer Support Conference: Year of the Peer

OEC-PeerSupportConf-Man_246p.jpgAugust 9-10, 2013/ Columbus, OH/ $75-$100/ CEUs/ Join Steve Shober and Nicole Clevenger of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at their workshops about benefits advocacy and job search and selection during the Fourth Annual OEC Conference, titled "Peer Support: Year of the Peer, Embracing Peer Support Services." This event features multiple workshops and a keynote by Paolo del Vecchio, MSW, director of the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA. This event is sponsored by The Ohio Employment Coalition, Inc., which is dedicated to improving mental health services throughout the state.

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July 18, 2013

Benefits & Work: It's Not All or Nothing (Poster)

BPworkposter_246p.jpgBookmark this resource from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices!/ Free PDF/ Printed copies available/ This colorful 18" x 24" poster informs people about the importance of understanding benefits information (e.g., SSI, SSDI, Medicaid) while pursuing and working a job. The poster presents some common myths about benefits programs for disabilities and a truth to dispel each myth. Display it in the waiting room of your building or in your office. Mini-poster handout version also available.

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June 19, 2013

Peer Support Symposium

OEC-PeerSupport-Woman_246p.jpgJune 27, 2013/ Columbus, OH/ $10/ CEUs/ Join Nicole Clevenger of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at her panel presentation during the "Peer Supporter Symposium." This event explores Ohio's new integrated model for certified peer specialists and peer recovery coaches. This event features four panel discussions with multiple presenters and a keynote by nationally known peer trainer Antonio Lambert. Learn how to become a certified CPS or PRC in Ohio and much more. This event is sponsored by The Ohio Employment Coalition, Inc.

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June 04, 2013

Clinical Guide for Integrated SAMI Treatment

IDDTclinicalguide_246p.jpgBookmark this resource about integrating behavioral healthcare from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Free 56-page PDF booklet. / The "Clinical Guide for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)" provides an introduction to the clinical strategies of this evidence-based practice for people with severe mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUD). It features an 8-page Stage-Wise Treatment table, which is an at-a-glance overview of clinical philosophies and practices. An ideal tool for educating, training, and building consensus for integrated treatment among multiple audiences in your organization and community. Visit the Center's webiste.

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June 03, 2013

Addiction Studies Institute 2013

AddictionStudies_246p.jpgJuly 31-Aug 2, 2013/ Columbus, OH/ Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the annual "Addiction Studies Institute," hosted by Talbot Hall of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of our Center will present two workshops: "Life after DSM-5: New Classification for Substance Use and Addictive Disorders" and "Medications in the Treatment of Addiction and Mental Illness." Sign up for her workshops. Also, stop by our display table. The Institute draws over 850 professionals each year.

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June 02, 2013

Promoting Continuity of Care in Tobacco Interventions

TRAC-interventions-video_246p.jpgJune 26, 2013/ CEUs/ $Free for Ohio providers/ Video Conference that broadcasts to multiple sites in Ohio. Attend at a site near you. / "Promoting Continuity of Care in Tobacco Interventions" is presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. This event examines tobacco interventions for inpatient and outpatient settings and Health Homes, with an emphasis upon transitions in care, discharge planning, and appropriate follow-up for all individuals who use tobacco.

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May 16, 2013

Regional Meetings for Integrated SAMI Treatment

RegionalMtgs-ITx_246p-sami.jpg$0, Free./ Check for dates, times, locations of next meeting near you./ "Regional Meetings for Integrated SAMI Treatment" are peer-networking events for professionals from multiple disciplines and systems who serve people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI). Participants discuss challenges and solutions for implementing evidence-based practices and other service strategies (e.g., IDDT, ACT, DDCAT, DDCMHT, TRAC, MI, Health Homes). Moderated by staff of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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May 15, 2013

Health Home Training Series Promotes Health-Behavior Change among People with SPMI

HH-Behavior_246p-17962428-shoes.jpgThe Center for Evidence-Based Practices is presenting an important training series as part of the Ohio Medicaid Health Homes initiative, which is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. The event, titled "A Breath of Fresh Air: Promoting Health-Behavior Change among People with SPMI," is designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio. The event occurs on five different days in five cities from March to June, 2013. Learn how to support and motivate health-behavior change. Register online today. $0, Free/CEUs, CMEs.

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April 05, 2013

Veterans Affairs | Traumatic Brain Injury & Polytrauma: Identification, Assessment & Services (Video Conference)

VA-training-maninblack_246p.jpgApril 24, 2013/ Video Conference/ $Free for Ohio providers; CEUs/ A training event for all mental-health and addictions professionals. Improve services for veterans of U.S. armed forces who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) and substance use disorders. Presented by staff of the Cleveland VA Medical Center and Patrick Boyle, MSSA('89), LISW-S, LICDC, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. This video conference broadcasts to multiple sites around Ohio. Attend at a site near you. (Topics: traumatic brain injury, substance use, polytrauma, military culture, VA system of care, family members/ caregivers).

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April 04, 2013

Motivational Interviewing: Applications for Housing Staff (Akron)

MotivInterv-ForHousing_246p-Event-green.JPGAdditional seats added to this event!/ April 29, 2013/ Akron, OH/ $Free for Ohio providers, $125 for non-Ohio; CEUs/ Presented by Jeremy Evenden, MSSA ('03), LISW-S of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices./ "Motivational Interviewing: Applications for Housing Staff" introduces housing supervisors and direct-service providers to this evidence-based treatment. Learn MI's client-centered approaches for supporting individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders in a variety of housing settings (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca).

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February 21, 2013

11th All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry 2013: Health Homes

AllOhio-5580972_246p.jpgMarch 1-2, 2013; Beachwood, OH; CMEs, CEUs. Debra Hrouda, MSSA ('94), LISW-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices will present at the "11th All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry: Health Homes, Integrated Care and the Future of Community Psychiatry." Register for her workshops. The All-Ohio explores integrated care as it relates to Ohio’s Health Homes policy. It will examine the evolving role of community psychiatry in this new model of care. Hosted by the Dept of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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February 17, 2013

Motivational Interviewing at 2013 Lake Geauga Training Committee

LakeGeauga-MI_246p.jpgMarch 5, 6 & 7, 2013; Mentor, OH; CEUs; Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices will present three workshops on the practice and supervision of Motivational Interviewing at the "2013 Educational Ensemble" of the Lake Geauga Training Committee of Painesville, Ohio. Supervisors attend all three workshops ($120); non-supervisors attend two workshops ($90). The Educational Ensemble is a three-day event featuring 11 workshops on a variety of topics. Deadline to register is February 22.

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February 16, 2013

Updates to Motivational Interviewing Series in Akron, Columbus

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Additional dates for Columbus (3/27 & 4/8). Updated schedule for Akron events. ... Join Jeremy Evenden, MSSA ('03), LISW-S, and Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at their Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Akron and Columbus, Ohio, from February 19 to May 21, 2013. Register online today. Participants learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change among individuals with SMI and/or substance use disorders in a number of service settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, Health Homes, other best practices). $60/event. CEUs and supervision credits available.

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February 10, 2013

Center Teams Up with Veterans Affairs to Improve Mental-Health, Addiction Services for Military Veterans in Ohio

VA-collage-maninwhite_jpg.jpgMental-health and addictions professionals in community agencies, hospitals, and Health Homes play an important role in helping veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their family members access help to manage symptoms of mental illness, substance use disorders, and brain injury. That's why the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University is teaming up with VA medical centers to provide several important video-conference training events in February, March & April. Register today.

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February 05, 2013

Probation Officers Learn Motivational Interventions for Behavior Change

SS45053_WomanRedHair_246p.jpgScott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices will present a training session, titled "Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them To?," at a meeting of the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA) on Thursday, February 7. This session examines change from a client-centered perspective, drawing upon stage-wise principles (stages of change) and motivational interviewing. This training is designed for chief administrators of probation services and community control agencies and their staff.

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February 04, 2013

Evenden and Gerhard Present Motivational Interviewing Training Series

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Updated schedule for Akron events! ... Join Jeremy Evenden, MSSA ('03), LISW-S, and Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at their Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Akron and Columbus, Ohio, from February 19 to May 21, 2013. Register online today. Participants learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change among individuals with SMI and/or substance use disorders in a number of service settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, Health Homes, other best practices). $60/event. CEUs and supervision credits available.

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February 03, 2013

IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders

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March 5 & 6, 2013; Columbus/Worthington, OH; $150 Ohio providers; $275 non-Ohio providers; CEUs, supervision credits; Presenters Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC, & Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. | "IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders" is a two-day training for innovators in Ohio and across the nation who are implementing an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team with aspirations of high fidelity to this evidence-based practice for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders.

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February 02, 2013

Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Motivational Interviewing, Benefits Education

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This training series is designed for staff members and supervisors of housing services for people with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca). The events take place through April 2013 and are free for individuals who work in Ohio. This series introduces you to Motivational Interviewing and Benefits Information and Education (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare). This series is sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. The next events take place Feb 13 & 19.

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December 21, 2012

Conference 2012 Review: Over 300 from 19 States Attend 49 Workshops that Highlight EBPs, Health Homes for SMI

Conf2012-E06-Shawnee-CynthiaHolstein_246p.jpgThe EBP conference of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices featured a keynote plenary about the transformation of health and human services in Ohio and 49 workshops to improve the integration, management, and delivery of services to adults and adolescents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The event took place Oct 22 & 23. The Center also presented Champion Awards to three outstanding organizations. Certificates of attendance and CEUs have been mailed. Free PDFs of many presentations are available online.

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December 20, 2012

2012 Champion Awards

2012ChampAwards-Icons_246p-grayback.JPGThe Center for Evidence-Based Practices presented its 2012 Champion Awards to three organizations that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to implementing EBPs and improving access to quality care in their communities. The organizations are Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (EBP Champion); Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County (IDDT Champion); and Cleveland Sight Center (SE/IPS Champion).

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December 07, 2012

Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Motivational Interviewing, Benefits Education

18649392_Sittingman_246p.JPGThis training series is designed for staff members and supervisors of housing services for people with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca). The events take place from December 2012 to April 2013 and are free for individuals who work in Ohio. This series introduces you to Motivational Interviewing and Benefits Information and Education (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare). It is hosted by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. The next event takes place on December 12.

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November 15, 2012

Sending Tobacco Use Up in Smoke (Poster)

TRACsmokeposter_246p.jpg$0, Free PDF. Printed versions available. | This colorful 18" x 24" poster from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices informs people about the importance of tobacco recovery. It provides common beliefs about tobacco use as well as some facts to correct each belief. Display the poster in the waiting room of your building or in your office. Mini-poster handout version also available in this database.

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November 14, 2012

Great American Smokeout Includes People with Serious Mental Illness, Tips for Your Practice

10515742_GirlSmoking_246p.jpgThe American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout takes place on Thursday, November 15. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices is using the event to remind health and behavioral health professionals to encourage people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders to consider reducing and eliminating the use of tobacco products. There are five easy things you can do in your practice. We also encourage organizations to incorporate tobacco recovery into their integrated primary and behavioral healthcare initiatives and Health Homes.

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October 04, 2012

Conference 2012 to Highlight Health Transformation, Service Innovations for Adults and Youth with Mental Illness, Addiction

Conference2012_246p-Transformation.JPGFriday, October 12, 11:59 pm (EST) is the deadline to register for this event, which features over 40 workshops, up to 10.5 CEUs | Join us October 22 & 23 in Cleveland, Ohio at our Evidence-Based Practices Conference 2012. This popular event fills up fast. Register online today to reserve a place in your first choice of workshops. The keynote plenary, “Health & Human Services Transformation,” will be presented by Greg Moody, director of the State of Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation. Respondents include State of Ohio Directors Tracy Plouck of the Department of Mental Health and Orman Hall of the Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. ... A number of workshops will explore service transformations like Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH) and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). Look for a workshops that highlight innovations for adults and youth with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders (e.g., IDDT, DDCAT, DDCMHT, MST, ICT). The event is sponsored by the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices and co-sponsored by the School's Center for Innovative Practices of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention.

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September 10, 2012

New Implementation Tool Helps Make Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Programs a Reality

12610576-blood-pressure_246p.JPGShawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to develop one of the first planning and evaluation instruments in the United States that helps organizations integrate primary and behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. Shawnee is using the new Integrated Treatment Tool to develop and improve primary care facilities and services in its three-county service area. This initiative is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). ... This story appears as a web page and as a free PDF for tablets like the iPad and for easy download and printing.

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August 17, 2012

Kruszynski Presents at 2012 North Dakota Alcohol and Substance Abuse Summit

RicKruszynski_246p-border.jpgSept 5, 2012; Bismarck, ND; CEUs. | Alumnus Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC, of the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices is presenting a workshop at the 2012 North Dakota Alcohol & Substance Abuse Summit, titled "Recovery Management: New Directions in the Treatment of Addiction." This breakout session explores the core principles of the Recovery Management model and advances the discussion about service innovations for individuals with severe and persistent alcohol and drug issues. The Summit is sponsored by the North Dakota Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services and takes place Sept 4 to 6.

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August 16, 2012

Addiction Studies Institute 2012 (Columbus)

AddictionStudies_246p.jpgAugust 22-24, 2012; Columbus, OH | Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the annual "Addiction Studies Institute," hosted by Talbot Hall of The Ohio State University Medical Center. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, from our Center will present "Pharmacology Update: Treating Mental Illness & Substance Use Disorders" and Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, from our Center will present "Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them to Do?" Sign up for their workshops. The Institute draws over 850 professionals together each year from Ohio and other states.

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August 16, 2012

The Opiate Epidemic Across the Lifespan

CuyahogaADAMHSevent_246p.jpgSeptember 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH; $75; CEUs. | "The Opiate Epidemic Across the Lifespan: Impact and Interventions" is a one-day conference that will explore the misuse of prescription medication as a public health issue. The event will examine how service systems and organizations can create a population-based approach to this epidemic, including an increase in public awareness and prevention strategies. Join Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices at her afternoon session. The event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County.

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August 10, 2012

SAMHSA Webinars Teach Motivational Interviewing for Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare

SAMHSA-IC_246p.jpgJeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, and Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices are presenting three separate yet related webinars as part of the "Motivational Interviewing Webinar Series: Helping People Embrace Behavior Change in Healthcare Settings," which is sponsored by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. The events take place online at 2 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on August 15, Sept 5, and Sept 19. These popular events fill up fast, so register online today. Evenden and Myers are members of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

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August 09, 2012

Myers Presents Training Series for Motivational Interviewing in Southwest Ohio

DeborahMyers_246p-border.jpgJoin Consultant and Trainer Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at her Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events near Dayton, Ohio, in September and October 2012. Register online today. Myers is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Participants learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Ideal for practitioners engaged in helping people change. $60/event. CEUs available.

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July 12, 2012

Conference 2012 to highlight evidence-based practices, transformation of services for mental illness, addiction

Conference2012_246p.JPGOct 22 & 23, 2012; Cleveland Airport Marriott; Cleveland, OH; Up to 10.5 CEUs, also Supervision & Ethics credits. | Cost for Ohio providers: $200/ $125; Non-Ohio providers: $300/ $225. | "Conference 2012" is sponsored by the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) and co-sponsored by its Center for Innovative Practices (CIP). This two-day event features a keynote plenary and over 40 workshops that explore introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about implementing and integrating evidence-based practices (EBPs), emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Continental breakfast and lunch included. This popular event fills up fast. Register online today to reserve a place in your first choice of workshops.

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June 13, 2012

Integrating Primary & Behavioral Healthcare (Webinar)

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June 26, 2012; 2 to 3 pm; $0, Free Webinar. | Mandel School graduate and doctoral student Deb Hrouda, MSSA ('94), LISW-S, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices will present "Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare: What is It and How Will I Know When I Get There?" as part of the webinar series hosted by the Michigan Primary Care Association. Hrouda will review our Center's partnership with Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio to implement integrated treatment as part of SAMHSA's first wave of PBHCI grants. Hrouda will discuss the Integrated Treatment Tool, which was created to plan, implement, and evaluate integrated treatment. Register today.

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June 07, 2012

Working with Personality Disorders: Staying on Track and Maintaining Therapeutic Alliance (Video Conference)

CBT-ForPersonality_246p-orange.JPGJune 27, 2012; $Free for Ohio providers; CEUs | Psychologist James J. Esmail, PsyD, of Summit Behavioral Healthcare in Cincinnati, Ohio, will present "Working with Personality Disorders: Staying on Track and Maintaining Therapeutic Alliance." This training focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for people with mental illness. It is a video-conference event that will broadcast from Summit Behavioral Healthcare to multiple sites around the state, including a new site on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Attend at a site near you. The event is sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Deadline to register is June 20.

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June 06, 2012

Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?

Marijuana-Training_246p.JPGJune 22, 2012; Akron, Ohio; $15; CEUs. | Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at "Marijuana: What's the Big Deal?" This training event features presenters from Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Participants will learn about pending medical marijuana legislation in Ohio and receive an overview of medicinal marijuana, including its values, risks, and the dangers of using it with other prescription medicines. Learn about the effects of marijuana upon the adult brain and developing adolescent brain. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of our Center will make a lunchtime presentation. Registration deadline is June 8.

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June 05, 2012

Assessment and Treatment of Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (MSASS Institute)

YouthWithCOD_246p.JPGJuly 16-18, 2012; Cleveland, OH; $395; CEUs. | "Assessment and Treatment of Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders" is a three-day Institute sponsored by the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and its Center for Innovative Practices. This deep learning experience provides an overview of current research, developmental characteristics, and promising approaches for the identification, assessment, and treatment of youth with co-occurring disorders. Six hours will be devoted to supervision and ethics issues commonly encountered. Deadline to register is July 12.

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May 02, 2012

Annual ACT Conference 2012 (Boston)

ACT-Boston_246p-cityscape2bottom.JPGMay 15-18, 2012; Boston, MA; $180 - $445 | Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices on May 18 at the "28th Annual Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Conference 2012." Scott Gerhard of our Center teams up with Jon Ramos of the Ohio ACT Center to present "Implementing ACT with IDDT: Lessons Learned." They will present results from the initiative in Franklin County, Ohio, that implemented both ACT and IDDT simultaneously. They'll review the history of the initiative, as well as facilitators and barriers to implementation, lessons learned, and current outcomes data, which include significant reductions in service costs.

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May 01, 2012

Wellness Management and Recovery Conference 2012 (Dayton)

WMR_246p.jpgMay 21-23, 2012; Dayton, OH; $88-250; CEUs | Steve Shober and Marilyn Kohn from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices will present two workshops at the "4th Annual Wellness Management and Recovery Conference." Shober will present "Employment Basics," which will provide an overview of principles and strategies that support people who are pursuing or sustaining competitive employment. Kohn will present "Consumer-Operated Services: Partners in Employment." This year's conference will feature many learning and peer-networking opportunities, including many interactive 90-minute workshops.

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December 20, 2011

Southeast Center in North Dakota Achieves Significant Outcomes, Honored as Champion of Integrated Treatment

ND-WomenLaugh-WE0174_246p.JPGThe North Dakota Department of Human Services has been calling upon Ohio's expertise in the implementation of evidence-based practices for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders since 2006. Today, outcomes from the department's data analyses show that the use of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment has been significantly reducing crisis services, psychiatric hospitalizations, incarcerations, and more. ... This story features Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC, director of substance abuse and mental illness consulting and training initiatives at the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Kruszynski is a 1993 graduate of the Mandel School.

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December 13, 2011

Conference 2012 to Explore Integration of Evidence-Based Practices for Mental Illness, Substance Use Disorders

Conference2012_246p.JPGOur evidence-based practice (EBP) conference is back by popular demand and will take place on Oct 22 and 23, 2012 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, Ohio, so save these dates! The event will feature keynote addresses and numerous workshops exploring introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about implementing and integrating EBPs, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. | Ohio providers: $200/$125| Non-Ohio providers: $300/ $225.

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December 12, 2011

Alumnus Jeremy Evenden Presents Motivational Interviewing Training Series in Northeast Ohio, January to May 2012

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Join alumnus Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA ('03), LISW-S, consultant and trainer from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, at his Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Boardman, Ohio, from January to May 2012. Register online today. Evenden is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Participants learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change and resistance to change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Ideal for IDDT, ACT, other best practices. $60/event. CEUs & supervisory credit.

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December 11, 2011

Scott Gerhard Presents Motivational Interviewing Training Series in Central Ohio, January to April 2012

ScottGerhard_246p.jpgJoin consultant and trainer Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at his Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Columbus, Ohio, from January to April 2012. Register online today. Participants engage in skill-building exercises to learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change and resistance to change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Ideal for IDDT, ACT, other best practices. $60 each event. Get CEUs & supervisory credit.

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December 10, 2011

IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders

43305_roundtablegroup_246p-border.jpgOne of our most popular events returns on February 28 and 29, 2012 in Cleveland for innovators in Ohio and across the nation who are implementing an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team with aspirations of high fidelity to this evidence-based practice for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. This event provides practical resources, tools, and methods for successful implementation. Teaching methods emphasize interaction among participants. | $125 Ohio providers; $275 non-Ohio providers | CEUs.

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December 05, 2011

Central Ohio: Regional Meeting for Integrated Treatment

RegionalMtg-Central_246p-gold.JPGProgram managers, team leaders, and other professionals from healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations in central Ohio are invited to attend the next regional meeting for integrated treatment (December 7, 2011). Those who attend this peer-networking event discuss challenges and solutions for implementing evidence-based practices and other service strategies for people with mental illness and substance use disorders (e.g., IDDT, ACT, DDCAT, DDCMHT, TRAC, MI).

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November 28, 2011

Fellowship Program Prepares Next Generation of Clinical Leaders for Evidence-Based Practice

MandelSchoolStudents_246p-WithAndrews.JPGIf you or others you know are interested in earning a master's degree in social work and pursuing a career in clinical leadership for evidence-based practices that improve outcomes for vulnerable populations, contact the Leadership Fellows Program at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Qualified candidates with a bachelor's degree in any discipline will be considered. Full scholarships available.

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November 17, 2011

Cultural exchange with the Netherlands examines integrated treatment for drug use, mental illness

1282358_Netherlands_246p.JPGSince 2004, Mandel School alumnus Patrick Boyle of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices has been transferring knowledge about evidence-based practices from the center's work in Ohio and other states to the Netherlands. He's also been teaching an annual study-abroad course that takes health and human-service professionals and university students to the Netherlands to study with policymakers and service providers there.

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November 16, 2011

Mandel School offers travel-abroad courses for health and human service professionals, college students during spring break

4916707_jet_246px.jpgTake an educational holiday overseas to the Netherlands in March 2012 by signing up for Patrick Boyle's course, "Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use Services." Boyle has been an adjunct instructor at the School for more than 20 years and is director of implementation services at the School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices. He is also a graduate of the AODA and mental-health specializations. Boyle's travel-abroad course is one of serveral for Case Western Reserve University students, which are also open to working professionals in health and human services. Other classes travel to Guatemala and Poland.

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November 15, 2011

Albert Dijkhuizen and Johan Weterings explain how integrated treatment transforms therapeutic relationships, recovery in the Netherlands

AlbertDijkhuizenJohanWeterings_246p-Netherlands-2008samiconf.jpgTake a look at and listen to this interview from the 2008 archives of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices for a little inspiration to sign up for the travel-abroad courses to the Netherlands during spring break. ... Albert Dijkhuizen, MD, and Johan Weterings, PhD, of the city of Eindhoven are veterans of an old system of care that provided separate, non-integrated services for mental illness and addiction. Listen to their stories of transformation, which have occurred as a result of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment. Tracks #4 & 5 feature consumer success stories. Track #7 features Weterings speaking in Dutch, offering a message of hope to his colleagues back home.

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October 10, 2011

New EBP Website has 'My Account' Feature, Incorporates CCOE Sites, More

611989_diversepeopletalking_125p.JPGThe Center for Evidence-Based Practices has launched a new website, and we need your help with the transition by creating (or re-creating) your own membership account, which is free. The new "my account" feature helps you manage your event registration, resource downloads, and more. We have also moved the websites of our Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives and Tobacco Recovery model to this new website, so remember to update any references to those links.

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August 26, 2011

Ohio RSVP recovery conference to highlight trauma care, medication choices, social support, much more

2733050_LeanOnMeCouple_125px.jpgThe fourth annual "Respect, Success, Value, Purpose (RSVP) Mental Health Recovery Conference" will take place at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, on September 28, 2011. The goal of this year's event is to promote greater understanding of recovery from mental illness and how our communities can be supportive. It will feature two keynote speakers and 11 breakout sessions. Sponsored by the Mental Health & Recovery Boards of Ashalnd County, Richland County, and Wayne & Holmes Counties. CEUs available.

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August 22, 2011

Roads to Recovery conference to highlight evidence-based practices available to service providers, systems of care

CuyahogaADAMHSevent_125p.jpgPatrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices is presenting at this year's Roads to Recovery Conference, titled "Behavioral Health: A System Under Construction," which takes place on September 12, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is sponsored by the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. He will moderate a panel presentation about evidence-based practices. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of the Cetner will also present. Sign-up for their workshops. CEUs available.

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August 16, 2011

Training event to highlight practical responses to Ohio's opiate epidemic

womandoctor_125px.jpgChristina M. Delos Reyes, MD, medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, will present "The Opiate Epidemic in Ohio: What Psychiatrists and Other Healthcare Professionals Can Do" on Friday, August 19, 2011 from 7:45 to 9 am on the campus of Case Western Reserve University as part of Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine. The event is open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. CMEs are available. Other CEUs may be available.

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August 01, 2011

Addiction Studies Institute to highlight motivational interviewing, tobacco-recovery model

AddictionStudies_125p.JPGJoin the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Addiction Studies Institute in Columbus, Ohio, on August 17, 18 and 19, 2011, hosted by Talbot Hall of The Ohio State University Medical Center. Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, and Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center are presenting. Sign-up for their workshops: "Motivational Interviewing in Addictions" and "Tobacco Dependence: The Forgotten Substance-Related Disorder." Look for our display table.

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July 22, 2011

Center contributes experience, knowledge from Ohio to Global Implementation Conference

GIC_125p.JPGPatrick Boyle, MSSA ('89), and Debra Hrouda, MSSA ('94), of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices -- and its Ohio SAMI CCOE initiative -- are presenting three posters at the "First Biennial Global Implementation Conference" (GIC) in Washington, DC, on August 15, 16, and 17, 2011. The event brings together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders for an unprecedented focus on evidence-based practices and how they can be implemented effectively to improve outcomes for people and organizations. Boyle and Hrouda will also be participating in ongoing learning clusters with colleagues from the conference over the coming year.

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July 18, 2011

National Research Institute invites Center to present study of Ohio claims data, cost savings from integrated treatment

DebHrouda_125px.jpgDebra Hrouda, MSSA ('94), LISW-S, of the Mandel School's Center for EBPs--and its Ohio SAMI CCOE initiative--has been invited to present results of a CEBP study of Ohio behavioral-healthcare claims data during a free webinar hosted by the the National Research Institute (NRI), Inc. on August 2, 2011. The study showed that Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) helped save Ohio $1.4 million in service costs for a group of 160 people diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder. Register online today.

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July 08, 2011

Center hosts basic and advanced training in motivational interviewing for service providers, supervisors

DeborahMyers_125px.jpgDeborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, of the Mandel School's Center for EBPs--and its Ohio SAMI CCOE initiative--will be presenting four Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in southwest Ohio in August, September, and October. Earn CEUs; enhance your practice and supervision skills; register online today. Myers is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She is a consultant and trainer at the Center.

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June 13, 2011

Ohio board accredits Mandel School curriculum for professional license in chemical-dependency counseling

KathleenFarkas_125p.jpgThe Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has achieved another milestone in its long history of excellence in social-work education. Its master's-degree program was recently accredited by a new licensing entity, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDPB), which oversees the certification and licensing of chemical-dependency counselors.

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June 01, 2011

Center for Evidence-Based Practices moves to new home in Bellflower Hall

14760631_moving_125p.jpgBeginning June 1, the office of the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives will be located on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. There are two methods for delivering mail to us at our new location.

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May 10, 2011

Supervising the practice of motivational interviewing to be highlighted at ODADAS training event

MotivInterviewTrainEvent_125p.jpgClinical supervisors of behavioral healthcare services are encouraged to join Deborah Myers, MEd, PCC-S, consultant and trainer from the CEBP's Ohio SAMI Coordinating Center of Excellence initiative, on Thursday, May 19 at the "Ohio Workforce Development Academy," sponsored by the Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS). Myers will present a daylong workshop, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, titled "Clinical Supervision: Strategies to Supervise the Practice of Motivational Interviewing." The event takes place at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

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January 21, 2011

Data analysis of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment reveals cost savings for State of Ohio

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Researchers from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) recently conducted an analysis of claims data for behavioral-health services in the State of Ohio and found that Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, helped save the state approximately $1.4 million in service costs for a group of 160 people diagnosed with a severe mental illness and a co-occurring substance use disorder. The people in this group were among the highest users of mental-health and addiction services. The savings took place only one year after they started to receive IDDT services. This analysis is compelling, because it shows that IDDT can make an impact upon costs in a short amount of time.

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January 02, 2011

Mandel School offers travel-abroad courses for college students, health and human service professionals during spring break

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Take an educational holiday overseas in March or May 2011. Engage in cross-cultural studies of social policies and practices for health and human services. Several three-credit travel-abroad courses for Case Western Reserve University students are open to students at other colleges and universities and to working professionals in health and human services. Each trip is led and taught by instructors from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve. Join Patrick Boyle of the School's Center for EBPs for his course, "Integrated Mental Health & Substance Use Services," and a trip to Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 4 to 13). Other trips/courses include the following ...

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December 10, 2010

Celebrating 10 years of evidence-based practices in Ohio, anticipating the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare

10YearsofEBPs_125p.jpgThis season marks the tenth anniversary of the State of Ohio's investment in evidence-based practices for the treatment and recovery of residents with severe mental illness (SMI) or co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It also marks the tenth anniversary of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Both anniversaries were celebrated at the Center's EBP conference, which took place on October 12, 13, and 14 in Columbus. This year's conference was the ninth sponsored by the CEBP and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives. Over 330 people from Ohio and 17 other states attended.

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September 16, 2010

New workshop added to EBP Conference 2010 lineup

PresenterAisle5299702_125px.jpg"Workshop #F4 | Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities" has recently been added to the lineup of over 60 workshops at the Center for EBPs' Conference 2010, "Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices: The Next 10 Years," which will take place on October 12, 13 and 14 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The new workshop takes place on Thursday, October 14 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The presenter is Phil DeVol, author, consultant, and trainer at "aha! Process, Inc." of Highlands, Texas, which has developed a method for helping people from all economic classes discover and share their ideas and models for solving the problem of poverty. Devol was a keynote speaker at our March 2009 Supported Employment Conference (click here). Learn more about this year's workshop and Confernece. Register online.

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August 18, 2010

Conference 2010 to explore EBPs, integrated primary health and behavioral health

Conference2010full_125p.jpgRegister online today! ... The annual conference of the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices will take place on October 12, 13, and 14 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The event, titled "Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices: The Next 10 Years," features over 60 workshops and presentations by Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of "stages of change," Richard H. Dougherty of DMA Health Strategies, the Directors of Ohio's departments of health, mental health, addiction services, and rehabilitation services. ... Learn about integrating primary healthcare with behavioral healthcare and providing evidence-based practices (EBPs) and other emerging and best practices to people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. CEUs are available.

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August 17, 2010

"Readiness Ruler" for motivational interviewing now available

readinessruler_125px.jpgGet the new "Readiness Ruler" from the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices to support your use of Motivational Interviewing (MI), the evidence-based treatment. MI is a conversational approach designed to help people discover their own interest in considering and/or making a change in their lives (e.g., diet, exercise, employment, managing symptoms of physical or mental illness, reducing and eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs). Use the Readiness Ruler—and related MI principles and practices—with the people you serve to help guide conversations about personal change.

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May 03, 2010

Booklet for medical professionals, a practical guide to Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment

iddtmedicalprof-resources_125px.jpgA highlight from our IDDT resources & tools. This eight-page booklet is designed for medical professionals who want to improve their clinical relationships with and, thus, outcomes for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It is written for psychiatrists, physicians of internal medicine and family practice, nurses, and other physicians who provide treatment to this population (e.g., obstetrics and gynecology, neurology). The booklet is a quick introduction to the principles and practices of IDDT. It includes recommendations for prescribing medications for both disorders. Printed copies and a free PDF are available.

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April 25, 2010

Recovery stories highlight challenges, triumphs, positive outcomes of personal journies, evidence-based practices

RecoveryStories_125p.jpgWe've added a new "Recovery Stories" section on the web site of the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices. This evolving collection of stories highlights the positive outcomes of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and other services for people diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. The stories are told by consumers, family members, and other supporters of recovery, such as employers and direct-service providers. They discuss openly the challenges and triumphs of recovery, as well as insights gained along the way. We encourage you to share these story widely.

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April 08, 2010

Continuing-education workshops at Mandel School explore supervision, trauma, addiction, mental health, much more

ContinuingEducation_125px.jpgAre you looking to expand your knowledge and skills and earn some continuing-education credits? The Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (school of social work) at Case Western Reserve University sponsors a vareity of workshops. We've included a sample of a few that they thought might be of interest to you. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) is an initiative of the Mandel School and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine.

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March 30, 2010

Medical professionals to get practical strategies for supporting tobacco recovery among people with mental illess, substance use disorders

womandoctor_125px.jpgA free video-conference training event for psychiatrists, primary-care physicians, other physicians, and nurses will take place on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at multiple sites throughout Ohio. Learn how to advance tobacco cessation and recovery in primary-healthcare and behavioral-healthcare settings for people diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorders. People with severe mental illness are among the heaviest users of tobacco. Learn different treatment approaches to help consumers improve their health and well-being. A special emphasis will be placed upon pharmacological interventions. Social workers, counselors, and addictions counselors are encourage to attend.


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March 16, 2010

Tobacco-prevention advocacy set for March 17 to preserve funding for Ohio’s cessation programs, including those for people with severe mental illness

ManSmoking6182374_125p.jpgThe Center for EBPs is participating in "Investing in Tobacco-Free Youth Advocacy Day 2010" on Wednesday, March 17 at the Riffe Center in Columbus. The event is designed to convince policymakers in Ohio to preserve funding for all tobacco-prevention and cessation initiatives in the state, including TRAC, a tobacco-recovery model designed by the Center for people with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Funding for Ohio's tobacco-control programs is scheduled to end on June 30. Tobacco-prevention advocates are pushing for a tax correction on non-cigarette forms of tobacco as a source of funding for cessation programs.

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March 03, 2010

Lung Association advocate Shelly Kiser shares story of Allena, whose recovery from mental illness was cut short by smoking, cancer

ShellyKeiser_125px.jpgSometimes it takes a personal tragedy to inspire the kind of advocacy that is necessary for significant, widespread change. This is one reason why Shelly Kiser is so passionate about efforts in Ohio to bring tobacco-recovery and cessation services to people with severe mental illness. Her sister-in-law, Allena, who lived with schizophrenia, died of cancer at age 43. She had smoked cigarettes most of her life. Kiser is a member of the advisory committee for the Center for EBPs' "Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum" (TRAC) initiative, a service model for people with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

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December 31, 2009

Conference 2010 update: Become a workshop presenter, submit your abstract by February 15

CallForAbstractsBlack_125p.jpgThe Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices is currently accepting abstracts for workshops from potential presenters for its Conference 2010, "Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices: The Next 10 Years," which will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio on October 12, 13 & 14. Workshops will focus on topics that enhance the delivery of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and emerging best practices for adults diagnosed with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

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November 03, 2009

Ohio providers develop action plans for stage-based tobacco intervention for people with mental illness and substance use disorders

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Representatives from nine community-based organizations and a state psychiatric hospital in Ohio attended a one-day training for “Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)”, a stage-based motivational service model that helps people diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorders reduce and eventually eliminate the use of tobacco products. The event provided practical information and useful strategies for implementing TRAC services and featured Carlo DiClemente and other presenters from the Mandel School's Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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November 02, 2009

A brief TRAC consult regarding e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems

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The topic of e-cigarettes came up at a recent TRAC Program Leader Training, held in Cleveland on October 1st, so the "Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)" intitiative at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University presents a summary regarding what is known to date about electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), what are commonly called "e-cigarettes."

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October 13, 2009

Conference 2010 to celebrate ten years of EBPs in Ohio, combine annual SAMI-IDDT & SE events, as well as tobacco

Conference2010full_125p.jpgSave these dates! The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University will host its next conference October 12, 13, and 14, 2010. The event, titled "Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices: The Next Ten Years", will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the State of Ohio's success with implementing EBPs for people diagnosed with mental illness. The event will highlight national EBP research and lessons-learned from EBP initiatives in Ohio and other states. The Center for EBPs is a partnership of the Mandel School and the Dept. of Psychiatry.

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October 08, 2009

SE pioneer Gary Bond provides an update on research, evidence for supported employment

GaryBond2009_125p.jpgGary Bond, PhD, digs into the researech evidence and explains why Supported Employment (SE) is one of the most sought-after service models for people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. He also foreshadows the coming of two emerging best practices—cognitive rehabilitation and supported education—which will likely augment SE and enhance consumer outcomes.

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October 06, 2009

Michele Robinson helps young woman with co-occurring disorders re-enter community after prison by providing

MichelleRobinson.jpgMichele Robinson is an employment specialist embedded in an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team, which serves people diagnosed with co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders. She shares a story about a woman in her twenties who started her teen years and adult life with the odds stacked against her.

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August 01, 2009

7 Core principles of supported employment, the evidence-based practice

7CoreGold_125p.jpgSupported Employment (SE), the evidence-based practice, helps people diagnosed with severe mental illness or co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders find competitive jobs of their choice in local communities with rapid job-search and placement services. There are seven core principles that make the evidence-based SE model different from traditional vocational programs.

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April 27, 2009

New printed newsletter from the Center for EBPs at Case

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We recently mailed the first issue of our new printed newsletter, "Evidence Matters." A free PDF is available from our web site. Please distribute it to anyone who is interested in enhancing services for people diagnosed with severe mental illness. We've retired our "SAMI Matters" newsletter. The Fall 2008 issue was the last. Find out why. Get back issues from this web page. Use them to educate staff and stakeholders. . . . The Center for EBPs is a partnership between the Mandel School and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine.

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April 26, 2009

The Impact of Supported Employment for Consumers with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders

ResearchStudyImage_125px.jpgThe primary purpose of this study was to improve our understanding of who gets referred to evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) services and what characteristics predict entry into competitive employment for adult consumers diagnosed with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. This report includes some tips for policy and practice. . . . The Center for EBPs at Case is a partnership between the Mandel School and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine.

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January 05, 2009

The power of hearing a good story

StoryToTell_125p.jpg The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) at Case's Mandel School and Dept. of Psychiatry is collecting audio recordings of service providers, consumers, and others telling stories of their experiences with evidence-based practices and other services. Share your story.

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December 30, 2008

Tobacco recovery for severe mental illness makes progress despite challenges from Ohio's declining economy

ProjectUpdate_125p.jpgA significant cutback in funding for tobacco-cessation programs in the State of Ohio has negatively affected efforts to reduce illnesses and healthcare costs associated with the use of harmful tobacco products. Yet, the Ohio Tobacco & Recovery (TR) Project, developed for people with severe mental illness, continues to make progress toward a service model that will stand the test of time and create positive results for Ohio residents. The Ohio TR Project is a program of the Center for EBPs at Case--a partnership of the Mandel School and Department of Psychiatry, Case School of Medicine . . . (Featuring Mandel School graduate Deb Hrouda, MSSA ('94), LISW.)

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December 28, 2008

Time magazine article links tobacco use, early death among people with severe mental illness

PopStopIcon_125p.jpgThe Ohio Tobacco and Recovery stages-of-change model is among the nation’s cutting-edge efforts to improve health outcomes among people diagnosed with severe mental illness, because it is designed specifically to address the unique needs of this population. A recent story in Time magazine identified the high incidence of tobacco use and dependence among people with severe mental illness as one of the growing health concerns in the United States. The Ohio Tobacco & Recovery Project is a program of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices--a partnership of the Mandel School and Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine.

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December 21, 2008

Social Work Today magazine features Ohio SAMI CCOE as IDDT innovator

SocialWorkcover_125.jpgThe November/December 2008 cover story of the nationally distributed Social Work Today magazine features the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE)--a program of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) at Case Western Reserve University. The Center is a partnership of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine. Both are curriculum innovators: both have fellowship programs for the study of co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. . . . (Featuring Mandel School graduate Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC.)

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December 20, 2008

Advance your career: PhD program at Mandel School provides financial assistance, part-time and full-time study options

PhDProgram_icon_125p.jpgThe Ph.D. Program at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences celebrates the second anniversary of its part-time study option for doctoral-level education in social welfare and is inviting applications from professionals with experience in social work and allied disciplines--such as psychology, public health, nonprofit organizations, law, anthropology, and sociology, among others. The doctoral program has both part-time and full-time study options available, along with financial assistance for both.

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December 14, 2008

Conference conversations continue

IDDT2008inreviewv2_125p.jpgAs the Center for EBPs at Case/Mandel School looks toward its Supported Employment conference on March 24 and 25, 2009, we reflect upon the 8th Annual SAMI/IDDT conference that took place this past September in Columbus, Ohio and are reminded how conversations at these annual events continue to inform the implementation of evidence-based practices throughout Ohio and across the nation. Featuring audio interviews with Robert Drake, MD; Carlo DiClemente, PhD; Sandra Stephenson, MSW, director of ODMH; and more.

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December 13, 2008

IDDT pioneer Bob Drake reflects upon the ongoing evolution of integrated treatment and supported employment

BobDrake125p.jpgPsychiatrist and researcher Robert E. Drake, MD, PhD, knows a few things about the evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model—why it’s necessary, how it works, and which treatment components produce the most positive outcomes. He is one of the original creators of IDDT. His research continues to inform the dissemination of IDDT and the evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) model. . . . Dr. Drake has been a long-time supporter, collaborator, and colleague of the Center for EBPs at Case/Mandel School. Join us for our conversation with him.

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December 12, 2008

Stages of change co-creator Carlo DiClemente discusses practical applications of his Transtheoretical Model for health, wellness and recovery

CarloDiClementePhoto_125p.jpgAsk Psychologist Carlo DiClemente, PhD, co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), how you might achieve and maintain a meaningful personal change in your life—diet, exercise, sobriety, mental health recovery—and he’ll tell you what he’s found from almost 30 years of research on the subject. Dr. DiClemente sat down with us to provide a tutorial on the origins and ongoing evolution of TTM. . . . Dr. DiClemente is a supporter, collaborator, and colleague of the Center for EBPs at Case/Mandel School.

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December 11, 2008

Refreshing the heart: Darnella Allen discovers the compassion of integrated treatment

DarnellaAllenPhoto_125p.jpgLiving two seemingly separate lives never seemed quite right to Darnella Allen, BA, LICDC, of Cleveland. There was her life as an ordained minister, where she felt free to use her compassionate, forgiving, and supportive self to help people. And there was her life as an addictions counselor, where she felt skeptical of the motives of people who abused alcohol and other drugs. She spent some 20 years living with this conflict. Then she was hired as a case manager at Mental Health Services, Inc. (MHS) in Cleveland, which uses IDDT to help homeless persons with severe mental illness. . . . The Center for EBPs at Case provides technical assistance to MHS.

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December 10, 2008

Street scenes: Ohio ACT Director Jonas Thom has seen assertive outreach work with some of the toughest homeless cases

JonasThomPhoto_125p.jpgThere is hope for people who are most at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, homelessness, and institutional recidivism. It is called Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). If you listen close enough to Jonas Thom, MA, PCC, you will get the impression that ACT is more than an evidence-based practice that produces improved outcomes; it is a way of being present gently and consistently in the lives of others. Thom is Director of the Ohio Coordinating Center for ACT. He is a collaborator and colleague of the Center for EBPs at Case's Mandel School and Dept. of Psychiatry. Join us for our conversation with him.

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December 10, 2008

Waiting for a miracle: Dianne Asher talks about her conversion to integrated treatment

DianaAsherPhoto_125p.jpgBefore getting a formal introduction to the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model, Dianne Asher, LSCSW, CADC-I, often felt frustrated and powerless in her work as a case manager and team leader. In the 1990s, she became one of the first practitioners in the State of Kansas to be introduced to IDDT and was recruited by The University of Kansas to lead IDDT implementation throughout the sunflower state. . . . Asher is a collaborator and colleague of the Center for EBPs at Case's Mandel School and Dept. of Psychiatry. Join us for our conversation with her.

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October 22, 2008

Center for EBPs promotes best practices for treatment of schizophrenia

BeSTlogo2_125p.jpgThis past July, over 200 participants gathered at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM) in Rootstown to attend a conference entitled “Moving in the BeST Direction: An Incubator to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment in Northeastern Ohio.” Representatives from the Center for Evidence-based Practices at Case Western Reserve University attended.

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September 30, 2008

The Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award

TheLynnGoffAwardImage.jpgThis award recognizes a service team that embodies passion, dedication, and creativity when providing services to people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It recognizes those who consistently go above and beyond the expectations of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model and, in doing so, raise the standard for exceptional care.

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September 29, 2008

Warming hearts on a cold bench

ReneeMolzonPhoto.jpgRenee Molzon went into social work to help emotionally-disturbed children, never anticipating that her professional journey would land her beside homeless adults dealing with severe mental illness. . . .(Molzon is a community partner of the Mandel School.)

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September 29, 2008

Team Terrific: A supervisor’s perspective on recruitment, humility, collaboration

LeberGeorgePhoto.jpgThe career of Deana Leber-George has been an odyssey of reinvention. . . . She is now the Dual Diagnosis Program Supervisor at NEIGHBORING and has been a guiding member of the service team since 2002. She has learned a few lessons along the way about the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). . . . (Leber-George is a community partner of the Mandel School.)

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September 29, 2008

Board's-eye view: An executive's perspective about EBP implementation

KenGillPhoto.jpgTimes are especially good for NEIGHBORING's Chief Operating Officer Ken Gill, MSSA ('82), LISW-S, LICDC, and his Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team. They are being recognized for raising the standard of exceptional care with the third annual Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award. . . . Things, however, weren’t always running this smoothly.

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September 29, 2008

Lake County agency receives The 2008 Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award

LakeCountyMap.jpgA few years back, the City of Painesville had a problem: what to do about the homeless population hanging out in its picturesque town square. For NEIGHBORING, a mental-health and substance-abuse service agency headquartered in the City of Mentor, this was another chance to step up and help out. . . . . (Featuring Mandel School graduate Ken Gill, MSSA (’82), LISW-S, LICDC, and other community partners.)

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September 09, 2008

Affiliation code more efficiently tracks consumer outcomes, IDDT effectiveness

debhrouda.jpgThe IDDT Affiliation Code Initiative gives agency providers, county boards, and State of Ohio stakeholders the capacity to collect data and to examine indicators and outcomes systematically. . . . (Featuring Mandel School graduate Deb Hrouda, MSSA ('94), LISW, and community partner David C. Ross, MA, LPCC, of the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County.)

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August 29, 2008

Advisory committee enthused by readiness assessments, integration of new service model with IDDT

ashtrayphoto.jpgThe advisory committee meeting of the Ohio Tobacco and Recovery Project was held at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare in Columbus this past spring. Mental health organizations around Ohio are getting ready to implement components of the new Tobacco and Recovery model.

(Featuring Mandel School graduate Patrick E. Boyle.)

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August 28, 2008

Shawnee Mental Health Center uses follow-along and gadgets to encourage consumers to kick the habit

tobaccorowphoto.jpgThe Shawnee Mental Health Center not only serves three of the poorest, most rural regions in Ohio--Lawrence, Scioto, and Adams counties--with mental health and tobacco recovery services, but it also lies in the heart of tobacco country, making the notion of kicking the habit seem less doable than flicking a cigarette butt across the Ohio River.

(Featuring community partner Flash Phipps of Portsmouth, Ohio.)


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July 29, 2008

Ohio SAMI CCOE emphasizes need for focused clinical supervision, provides useful methods (Part 1)

Kruzsynski-9_07.jpgRic Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC, provides consultation to mental-health and substance-abuse service agencies about the effectiveness of real-time clinical supervision in the community.

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June 13, 2008

Family programs, staff retention challenge IDDT providers to explore innovations

Jeremy Evenden.jpgCommunity partners at the Northeast IDDT Regional Stakeholders meeting shared challenges to and emerging solutions for implementing and sustaining family psychoeducational programs. (Featuring Jeremy Evenden, MSSA ('03), LISW.)

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May 12, 2008

MINT initiative helps set agenda for future of motivational interviewing in Ohio

Christina M. Delos Reyes.jpgThree staff members of the Ohio SAMI CCOE participated in a three-day international Motivational Interviewing Network Training (MINT). The CCOE is participating in this initiative to add to the pool of advanced MI consultants and trainers in Ohio. The training was conducted by William R. Miller, Ph.D. and Theresa Moyers, Ph.D. (Featuring Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA ('89), LISW, LICDC, and Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry.)

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January 15, 2008

Kick-off event introduces new service model that links mental health recovery with reduction, elimination of tobacco use

Cycling.gifThe Tobacco Cessation Kick-Off Event introduced community-based and hospital-based behavioral healthcare organizations to a new service model being designed and disseminated by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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July 10, 2007

Do as I say not as I do . . .

Lenore Kola

Efforts to Stop Smoking Target Mental Health Agencies

Behavioral health staffs that need to take a smoke break might have some relief from their tobacco habits as they start tobacco cessation programs along with their mental health and substance abuse clients.

The Center for Evidence Based Practices, a joint program of Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Science and the psychiatry department at the School of Medicine, have received a grant to design and implement tobacco cessation programs that target clients and staffs at behavioral health agencies.

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May 19, 2007

Dual Disorders Fellowship partners with communities

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The Dual Disorders Fellowship Program gives employed mental health and substance abuse professionals the opportunity to enhance their education, credentials, and experience by earning a Master of Social Science Administration (MSSA) degree while staying in their current jobs and attending classes one weekend per month. The Program is also structured to provide financial support to students by forging a partnership among the employed student, his or her employer (service organization), the local community mental health and/or substance abuse services board, and the Mandel School. Each partner pays a portion of the tuition.

- Full news release
- Dual Disorders Fellows Program brochure

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May 08, 2007

Center for Evidence-Based Practices provides technical assistance, promotes mental health, recovery & employment

Lenore Kola


People with severe mental illness and their families in communities throughout Ohio, several other states, and two countries are experiencing an improved quality of life, in part, because of the work being done by the staff of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs).

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