Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, 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. He 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:
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
- Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
- Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
- Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
Mr. Evenden is an adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, where he teaches motivational interviewing to master's-level social work students. Prior to joining the Center, he worked in community mental health as a case manager, therapist, and clinical supervisor and obtained experience implementing IDDT, MI, Supported Employment (SE), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Mr. Evenden is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an international organization of trainers in motivational interviewing. He earned a bachelor's degree in social work from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a Master of Social Science Administration from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 2003.