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Ohio SE CCOE

http://www.ohioseccoe.case.edu The Ohio Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SE CCOE) is a technical-assistance organization that helps service systems, organizations, and providers implement and sustain the evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) 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.

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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 13, 2012

Core Principles of Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (Mini-Poster)

SEcoreprinciples_246p-mini.jpg$0 Free PDF. Printed copies also available. | This 8.5" x 11" mini-poster from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices provides an at-a-glance overview of the core principles of Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), the evidence-based practice. Use it to educate new staff, stakeholders, employers, consumers, family members, and more. Advocate for SE/IPS services in your community.

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November 13, 2012

Employment Reaches 36 Percent for People with Mental Illness in Ohio

20291321_female_trucker_246p.jpgAn analysis of employment data from23 behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio shows that 36 percent of people with serious mental illness who received evidence-based Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) services were competitively employed in full-time or part-time jobs in September 2011. The number is significant, because the national average was 37 percent in that same month for similar services delivered at multiple organizations in 12 states as part of the Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program.

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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 09, 2009

Ohio Supported Employment conference 2009 retrospective

PresenterPodium4163145_125px.jpgThe Annual Ohio Supported Employment (SE) Conference 2009, entitled "Recovery Is Working," attracted some 200 people from around the country to Columbus in March. Participants learned about the most recent outcomes from national studies of the evidence-based SE model and forged professional relationships, sharing consumer-success stories and lessons-learned stories from implementation of SE. Listen to and read about presentations and conversations in this retrospective of the event.

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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 07, 2009

Consultant and author Philip Devol helps people understand the psycho-social dimensions of poverty

PhilDevol_125px.jpgPhilip Devol wants everyone to know that if you are going to help people get out of poverty, you must include representatives from all economic classes—the wealthy, the middle class, and the poor—in the process of planning and implementing services. Each has mental models (perspectives and experiences) that contain knowledge to shape useful solutions.

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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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April 26, 2009

A "Work Is Recovery" consumer success story

AkronMap_125px.jpgJohn Moneypenny is Assistant Director of the Choices Community Social Center in Akron, Ohio, a gathering place that provides a social, recreational, and educational outlet for adults recovering from mental illness in the surrounding Summit County area. He recounts his recovery story, so it might be shared as a source of inspiration for others. . . . Listen to and download free ".mp3" audio files. . . . Choices is a community partner of the Center for EBPs at Case, which is a partnership between the Mandel School and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine.

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February 17, 2009

New fidelity scale finds its way to Ohio’s supported-employment services

496066_130p.jpgThe Ohio SE CCOE is now using a revised fidelity scale to assist mental health service organizations in Ohio that are implementing the evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) model. Evaluators from the CCOE have already conducted fidelity reviews using the new scale at several organizations across the state and plan to conduct at least one review with the new scale at all evidence-based SE programs in Ohio by the end of the year. (The Ohio SE CCOE is a program of the Center for EBPs at Case--a partnership of the Mandel School and Dept. of Psychiatry.)

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January 29, 2009

Supported Employment Conference 2009 | March 24 and 25

SE2009ConferenceLogo.jpgKeynote speaker Gary Bond, PhD, an internationally known SE researcher from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. . . . Keynote speaker Phil DeVol, co-author of "Bridges Out of Poverty". . . . Over 30 practical workshops. . . . This event is designed for those who want to acquire more information about and practical skills that pertain to providing evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) services for people diagnosed with severe mental illness. . . . . Sponsored by the Ohio Supported Employment CCOE, a program of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs)--a partnership of the Mandel School and Department of Psychiatry.

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January 28, 2009

CBS features Supported Employment success stories in Ohio

ClevengerPhoto_125p.jpgIt's always a pleasant surprise when a national discussion focuses on the work we do in the world of social services. It's all the more surprising when the conversation highlights one of our own at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices--a partnership of the Mandel School and Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric recently aired a report on Supported Employment (SE), the evidence-based practice, featuring our own SE Consultant and Trainer Nicole Clevenger.

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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 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 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 02, 2008

State hospitals in Ohio bring new meaning to rapid job-search

SE7coreimage_125p.jpgVocational specialists from the State of Ohio's inpatient Behavioral Healthcare Organizations (BHOs) are putting to rest fears about symptoms of mental illness interfering with a person’s ability to work. The specialists are exploring how they might help some people obtain or return to competitive jobs in the community as part of their transition out of the hospital, before discharge. . . . The Center for EBPs at Case/Mandel School provides technical assistance to the State of Ohio's BHOs.

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November 25, 2008

Employer, employee team-up with onsite job coaching

JohnLogocollage_final.jpgThe Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio is no ordinary park. It is a living educational museum, with interactive exhibits for children and adults alike. John is a participant of evidence-based Supported Employment (SE) services who works at the Farmpark. He has not missed a shift in over four years. His success is partly the result of his own fortitude, the guidance he receives from SE services at NEIGHBORING of Lake County, and the open communication he has with his boss, Beth Florian. . . . The Center for EBPs at Case provides technical assistance to NEIGHBORING.

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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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July 22, 2008

Linda Carlson equips Ohio supervisors with practical strategies for managing service teams

Linda Carlson.jpgEleven people representing eight organizations throughout the Buckeye State attended the Ohio Supported Employment CCOE’s outcomes-based management training. The event gave service team leaders methods for promoting competitive employment among people with severe mental illness.

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May 28, 2008

Center creates regional stakeholder meetings to disseminate lessons-learned in Ohio

Mary Ann Hastings.jpgThe Ohio Supported Employment(CCOE) hosted the first Regional Stakeholders Meeting in the state. These meetings help professionals from multiple service systems promote competitive employment among people with severe mental illness. (Featuring Mary Ann Hastings of the Ohio SE CCOE.)

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May 09, 2008

Annual conference proves that commitment to Supported Employment continues to grow in Ohio, throughout nation

Gary Bond.jpgThe annual conference of the Ohio Supported Employment CCOE drew close to 200 participants from throughout Ohio and 10 additional states, demonstrating the growing national interest in this evidence-based practice. (Featuring Gary Bond, Ph.D., of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.)

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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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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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