—by Paul M. Kubek
Cleveland, OH—Over 225 people from 10 states attended our Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference 2016, which took place on October 19 and 20 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. This two-day event helped participants gain knowledge and skills for behavioral healthcare redesign and service transformation. It featured a keynote plenary by Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, James Tassie of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and Lorna Moser of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at the University of North Carolina (see "Keynote" section below).
The event also featured 42 workshops on a variety of topics that explored introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics for implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (see "Workshops" section below).
Conference participants came from the following states:
CA, CO, GA, IN, KY, MI, NC, NM, OH, OR
Ceus & certificates of attendance
Certificates of attendance and continuing education were completed and distributed to participants at the end of the Conference. Direct any questions about these documents to our main office:
Keynote | Day 1
Title: Behavioral Health in Ohio: A New Paradigm
- Keynote Presenter #1: Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
- Keynote Presenter #2: James Tassie, JD, assistant director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid
- Abstract: The changing healthcare environment in Ohio will undoubtedly prove to be challenging. Yet, it will also present an opportunity for organizations that aspire to deliver the highest quality, integrated care to the most vulnerable Ohioans. This plenary session was co-presented by the Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services to inform participants about the latest updates for Behavioral Health (BH) Redesign in Ohio and the policy changes that will accompany the new treatment landscape in the state.
Keynote | Day 2
- Title: Promoting Recovery within Controlling Environments
- Keynote Presenter: Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, is director of the Institute for Best Practices within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. She is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health services research.
- Abstract: Individuals challenged with serious mental illness have a long history of being disempowered and alienated not only within broader society but also within service systems. This keynote discussed recovery-oriented systems of care and practices that are mindful of the dignity of people with severe mental illness and the importance of helping each person thrive, not just survive. Moser emphasized that recovery-based interventions must always remain focused on each person’s interests and life goals.
EBP Conference 2016 workshops equipped participants with knowledge and skills for service transformation and behavioral healthcare redesign. The workshops explored introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics for implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Some examples include the following:
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE / IPS)
- Benefits Advocacy and Planning (BAP)
- Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
- Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
- Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
- Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
- Promoting Housing Stability
- Much more