Deborah Myers, M.Ed, LPCC-SC

Managing Director
Center for Evidence-Based Practices - Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Deborah Myers, MEd, LPCC-SC, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) initiative. She provides technical assistance (program consultation, clinical consultation, and training) to service systems and organizations that are implementing evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. The practices and strategies include the following:

  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Supported Employment / Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)

Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Myers worked as a program manager in community behavioral healthcare, where she provided leadership for the implementation of the IDDT model as part of  the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project, which was supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and coordinated by the Psychiatric Research Center of Dartmouth Medical School. Four Ohio organizations participated in this national project.

Ms. Myers is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international association of trainers in motivational interviewing. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and a Master of Education in Agency & Community Counseling from the University of Toledo, in Toledo, Ohio