Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, is the retired consulting director at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, where he assisted the other directors in the management of technical-assistance services of all projects at the center. The technical assistance included program consultation, clinical consultation, and training for 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. Boyle previously served as director of implementation services for the center.
Boyle has also been a lead consultant and trainer in the State of Ohio's dissemination of IDDT as part of the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition, he has been providing consultation and training nationally with SAMHSA. One of his primary messages to all healthcare professionals emphasizes the relationship among systems change, organizational change, and clinical change: the three processes are equally important and interdependent.
Boyle brought extensive research experience to his leadership role at the center, including more than 20 years of teaching, and over 35 years in direct practice, clinical supervision, and administration in the fields of addiction services, mental health services, and employee-assistance programs. Before joining the CEBP, he provided employee-assistance services to businesses and institutions in northeast Ohio and 12 other states and supervised a team of counselors who provided a range of services to human-resource personnel and a range of interventions to employees, including crisis interventions to people who experienced traumas while at work.
From this diverse professional history, Boyle has shaped the technical-assistance services of the CEBP to emphasize the importance of organizational consultation that helps service providers become self-sufficient with implementing, evaluating, and sustaining clinical innovations over time. He has also ensured that the center actively promotes and supports inter-system collaborations that maximize service efficiencies. Service-system collaborators have included professionals and advocates from organizations focused on topics such as mental health, addiction services, vocational rehabilitation, health, housing, residential services, consumer advocacy, and criminal justice, among others.
Teaching, Research and Publishing
Boyle has been an adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University for more than 25 years and has authored and co-authored numerous publications related to implementation of evidence-based practices. This has included a chapter about Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment in “Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook”, a popular book that focuses on multiple evidence-based practices, which was edited by Robert Drake, MD, and colleagues from the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. In 2009, Boyle contributed to a SAMHSA publication titled "Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: The Evidence." In addition, he has also authored and co-authored many training and technical-assistance modules and manuals, including "Implementing IDDT: A Step-By-Step Guide to Stages of Organizational Change," published by the CEBP. He was co-investigator of a research study that investigated the impact of evidence-based Supported Employment services for people diagnosed with co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders who were also receiving evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment.
Boyle maintains a private counseling practice. He earned a master's degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and a doctorate from there in 2016.