October 22, 2012 - October 23, 2012
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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October 12, 2012 (11:59 PM) EST
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Conference 2012

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Our evidence-based practice (EBP) conference is back by popular demand. Conference 2012 will take place at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, Ohio. This two-day event features a keynote plenary session 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, including but not limited to the following:
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Integrated Co-occurring Treatment for Adolescents (ICT)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE / IPS)
  • Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR)
  • Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Benefits Planning
  • Much, much more


Consult the "Agenda, CEUs & Register" tab for complete details.

Day 1 | Monday, October 22

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 am | Welcome & Opening Remark

9 am | Keynote Plenary: Health & Human Services Transformation

  • Presenter:  Greg Moody, Director of the State of Ohio Governor's Office of Health Transformation.
  • Respondents:  Tracy Plouck, Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH); Orman Hall, Director of Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS).
10:45 am | Workhop Session 'A'
  • A-01 |[All Day] Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 101 (get slides)
  • A-02 | Latest National Research Findings on Youth with Co-occurring Disorders
  • A-03 | Implementation Strategies for Effective Integrated Services: DDCAT & DDCMHT (get slides)
  • A-04 |High-Fidelity IDDT: Lessons Learned from Fargo, North Dakota (get slides)
  • A-05 | Motivating Behavior Change with Court-Ordered Clients (get slides)
  • A-06 | Peer-Support Specialists: Connecting People in Recovery with the Lived Experiences (get slides)
  • A-07 | Supported Employment 101/SE Model Overview (get slides)
  • A-08 | Tobacco Interventions - What Can You Do?
  • A-09 | Implementing Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Practice Settings (get slides)
  • A-10 | Implementing ACT/IDDT (get slides)
  • A-11 | Hearing Distressing Voices

12:15 to 1:15 pm | Lunch

1:15 pm | Workshop Session 'B'

  • B-01 | [Double Session] Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT): An Emerging Promising Practice for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders 
  • B-02 | [Double Session] Ethical Considerations and Boundary Management When Working with Survivors of Trauma  
  • B-03 | [Double Session] Group Therapy as an Evidence-Based Practice
  • B-04 | [Double Session] Stage-wise Application for Co-occurring Disorders (get slides)
  • B-05 | [Double Session] Ethics and Boundaries on Intensive Teams (get slides 1, get slides 2)
  • B-06 | [Double Session] Preparing the Person with a Criminal History for a Successful Job Search
  • B-07 | Comprehensive Integrated Diagnostic Assessment: One Agency's Success Story (get slides)
  • B-08 | Navigating the Benefits Maze (get slides)
  • B-09 | Basic Outcomes Data Identification, Collection, and Reporting for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders
  • B-10 | No longer available (please make another selection)

3:00 pm | Workshop Session 'C'

  • C-01 | IDDT Principles and Strategies Overview (get slides)
  • C-02 | Supported Employment Follow Along and Job Retention Supports (get slides)
  • C-03 | Primary Behavioral Health Care - What does it look like and how will I know when I get there?
  • C-04 | Identifying Professional Development Needs for Supervision (get slides)

4:30 pm | End of day

Day 2 | Tuesday, October 23

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am| Welcome & Awards

10:15 am | Workshop Session 'D'

  • D-01 | [All Day] Principles of Differential Diagnosis in the Assessment Process 
  • D-02 | [All Day] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with People Who Have Serious Mental Health/Co-occurring Conditions
  • D-03 | [All Day] Supervising the Practice of Motivational Interviewing (get slides)
  • D-04 | Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders: A View from the Bench
  • D-06 | The Vocational Profile
  • D-07 | Persuasion Groups (get slides)
  • D-08 | Ohio's Community Behavioral Health Center Health Homes: A New Service Delivery Model (get slides)
  • D-09 | The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC):  Unifying Science, Education and Services to Transform Lives 
  • D-10 | Supported Employment Lessons Learned: Challenges and Solutions
  • D-11 | Debunking Employment Myths and Provider Challenges for People Who Want to Work (get slides)
  • D-12 | Peer Support Staff:  Hiring, Supervising, and Managing Peers in Your Organization (get slides)

11:45 to 1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Workshop Session 'E'

  • E-01 | [Double Session] Multisystemic Therapy (MST) as a Substance Abuse Intervention (get slides
  • E-03 | [Double Session] Help Wanted: The Art and Science of Job Development
  • E-04 | [Double Session] Supervising Supported Employment Teams 
  • E-05 | Pharmacology Update (get slides)
  • E-06 | Integration of Physical and Behavioral Healthcare in Ohio
  • E-07 | TVBH Trauma-Informed Systems of Care
  • E-08 | Organizational Stages of Change (get slides)

2:45 pm | Workshop Session 'F'

  • F-01 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel (get slides)
  • F-02 | Integrating Benefits Planning Information into the Job Development Process
  • F-03 | Trauma-Informed Care: Key Concepts and Core Principles (get slides)
  • F-04 | A Continuum of Family Services for Individuals/Families Affected by Schizophrenia (get slides)
  • F-05 | 20 Questions: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to IDDT Clinical Case Reviews (get slides)

 4:15 to 4:30 p | Closing: Submit Evaluations & Attendance Forms


Scholarships are available for Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) in Ohio and those pursuing CPS certification in the state. Download the application (click here), complete it, and email it to the contact noted on the application.

  • The deadline to submit your application is Friday, September 21, 11:59 pm.
  • For fast download of the application, right-click your mouse, select "save target as" from the pop-up menu, save the file to your hard drive or desktop (click here).


Application for up to 10.5 contact hours for attending both days and attending the plenary and workshops for the following disciplines. Consult the agenda for number of CEUs available for each workshop:

  • Cnslr
  • CPS (Certified Peer Specialist)
  • LPN & RN
  • OT/OTA 
  • Pharm
  • Psych
  • RCH
  • SW

Also offering credits for the following:

  • Supervision (for workshops A3, C4, D3, E4, E8)
    • Cnslr
    • RCH
    • SW
  • Ethics (for workshops B2, B5)
    • Cnslr
    • RCH
    • SW


Conference 2012 is open to professionals from multiple disciplines, service settings, and systems of care who provide healthcare, behavioral healthcare, and other services to people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

Service roles

  • Direct-service staff
  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Peer specialists* (see "Scholarships" section)
  • Advocates

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health and addiction services)
  • County board
  • Community health clinics
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and private)
  • Hospitals
  • Criminal justice (e.g., police, courts, jail, probation, parole, corrections)
  • Residential
  • Housing

Professional disciplines

  • Mental-health services
  • Addiction services
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Primary healthcare
  • Psychiatry
  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Residential
  • Housing
  • Criminal justice
  • Vocational rehabilitation


The Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University—a partnership between the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve and the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. The Center is the umbrella organization of two State of Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Ohio SAMI CCOE | Substance Abuse and Mental illness
  • Ohio Supported Employment CCOE


The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.


The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University—and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives—have been hosting conferences since the inception of the CCOEs in 2000. Participants at these events have come from approximately 17 states and overseas, including the following:

  • CA, CO, HI, IA, IL,  IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, ND, NH, NJ, NM, OH, PA, SD, TX & The Netherlands

Listen to audio from and read about keynote presenters, workshop presenters, and conference participants from a sample of previous events.

 To access these stories, click here.





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