Evidence-Based Practices Conference 2014

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October 14 & 15, 2014
Cleveland Airport Marriott, Cleveland, Ohio.

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Our Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference is back by popular demand. Conference 2014 takes place on October 14 & 15 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, Ohio. This two-day event features a keynote plenary session and 48 workshops that explore introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders:

  • 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)
  • Integrated Co-occurring Treatment for Adolescents (ICT)
  • Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
  • Much, much more


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Day 1 | Tuesday, October 14, 2014

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 am | Keynote Plenary

  • Trauma-Informed Care: Creating Positive Cultures of Care
Keynote presenter #1: Raul S. Almazar, RN, MA, is senior consultant to SAMHSA's Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraints through Trauma-Informed Practices at the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC). He is past Deputy Director for Clinical Operations at the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health.
Keynote presenter #2: Charryse Copper is an advocate for trauma-informed social work.

10:30 am | Morning Break

10:45 am | Workshop Session A

  • A-01 | Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 101 [All Day]
  • A-02 | Ethics and Boundaries on Intensive Teams [Double Session]  +  [Ethics Credits]
  • A-03 | Special Considerations for Effective EBP Team Leadership [Double Session] + [Supervision Credits]
  • A-04 | The Cuyahoga County Juvenile Reentry Court Accelerated Parole Program (ReCAPP)
  • A-05 | The Future is Now: The Changing Face of Managed Care & Medicaid in Ohio
  • A-06 | Co-occurring Treatment with People Involved in Criminal Justice System
  • A-07 | Navigating the Benefits Maze
  • A-08 | Supported Employment 101: SE Model Overview
  • A-09 | Tobacco Interventions: What Can You Do?
  • A-10 | Organizational Change: Using Motivational Interviewing Concepts to Facilitate Implementation of the Practice
  • A-11 | NIATx and Process Improvement in Behavioral Healthcare

12:15 pm | Lunch

1:15 pm | Workshop Session B

  • B-01 | Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT): An Emerging Promising Practice for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders [Double Session]
  • B-02 | Ethical Considerations and Boundary Management When Working with Survivors of Trauma [Double Session]  +  [Ethics Credits]
  • B-03 | Group Therapy as an Evidence-Based Practice: Blending Process Group Therapy with Stages of Change and Psycho-Education [Double Session]
  • B-04 | Stage-Wise Application for Co-occurring Disorders [Double Session]
  • B-05 | Implementation Strategies for Effective Integrated Services: DDCAT & DDCMHT [Supervision Credits]
  • B-06 | Benefits Advocacy for Non-Vocational Staff
  • B-07 | Job Development for People with Legal Backgrounds
  • B-08 | Basic Outcomes Data Identification, Collection, and Reporting for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders

2:45 pm | Afternoon Break

3:00 pm. | Workshop Session C

  • C-01 | 20 Questions: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to IDDT Clinical Case Reviews
  • C-02 | Critical Ingredients of Care Coordination: Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare
  • C-03 | Integrating ACT & IDDT for Effective & Intensive TX Services
  • C-04 | Supported Employment Follow-Along and Job Retention Supports
  • C-05 | Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)
  • C-06 | Technology Transfer: Fidelity-Based Action Planning Across EBPs

4:30 pm | Closing of Day 1: Submit Attendance Forms & Evaluations

Day 2 | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:30 am | Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am | Welcome, Awards & Keynote

Welcome Presenter: Lenore A. Kola, PhD, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University.

Awards Presenter: Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC,-CS, director of implementation services, Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University.

Keynote Presenter: Mark Hurst, MD, medical director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

10:30 am | Morning Break

10:45 am | Workshop Session D

  • D-01 | Principles of Differential Diagnosis in the Assessment Process [All Day]
  • D-02 | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with People Who Have Serious Mental Health, Co-occurring Conditions [All Day]
  • D-03 | Supervising the Practice of Motivational Interviewing [All Day]  +  [Supervision Credits]
  • D-04 | Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders: A View from the Bench
  • D-05 | Making the Case for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • D-06 | The Vocational Profile & Job Development
  • D-07 | Persuasion Groups
  • D-08 | The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC): Unifying Science, Education and Services to Transform Lives
  • D-09 | Issues of Organizational Readiness for Peer Support
  • D-10 | IDDT Principles and Strategies Overview

12:15 pm | Lunch

1:15 pm | Workshop Session E

  • E-01 | Multisystemic Therapy (MST) as a Substance Abuse Intervention [Double Session]
  • E-02 | Getting Started with ACT
  • E-03 | Social Security Work Incentives
  • E-04 | Implementing IDDT in the Veterans Affairs (VA) System: Lessons Learned-A Work in Progress
  • E-05 | Trauma-Informed Systems of Care
  • E-06 | Supervising the Supported Employment Team, Part 1: Use of Outcomes [Supervision Credits]
  • E-07 | Peer Support in Action: Recovery Roles and Context for Success

2:45 pm | Afternoon Break

3:00 pm | Workshop Session F

  • F-01 | Employment & Transitional Youth: Planning for the Future
  • F-02 | Integration of Physical and Behavioral Healthcare in Ohio
  • F-03 | Hearing Distressing Voices
  • F-04 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel
  • F-05 | Supervising the Supported Employment Team, Part 2: Supervising Job Development [Supervision Credits]
  • F-06 | Pharmacology Update

4:30 pm | Closing of Day 2: Submit Attendance Forms & Evaluations


  • Conference registration is free for  Peer Supporters/Specialists in Ohio.
  • Scholarship options are also available for Peer Supporters/Specialists in Ohio to cover hotel accommodations, transportation, and meals that are not included in the conference registration.
  • Individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible since space and scholarship funds are limited. 
  • Download our Center's Scholarship Application and follow the instructions as indicated (click here).
  • The deadline to submit our Center's Scholarship Application is Friday, September 12, 2014.


We are applying for the following credits:


  • Cnslr
  • CRC
  • LPN & RN
  • OT
  • Pharm
  • Psych
  • RCH
  • RN
  • SW

Supervision Credits 

  • Cnslr
  • SW

Ethics Credits

  • Cnslr
  • RCH
  • SW


Conference 2014 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, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders. It is also open to peer specialists, family members, and other advocates.

Service roles

  • Direct-service staff
  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Quality assurance professionals
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Peer supporters, peer specialists, and peer recovery coaches
  • Advocates

Service settings

  • Behavioral healthcare organizations (e.g., mental health and addiction services)
  • County board
  • Community health clinics
  • Psychiatric hospitals (state and private)
  • Hospitals
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • 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 is a partnership between the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve and the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine. The Center is the parent organization for three State of Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Ohio SAMI CCOE | Substance Abuse and Mental illness
  • Ohio ACT CCOE | Assertive Community Treatment
  • Ohio SE CCOE | Supported Employment

Participating Organization(s)

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


OhioMHAS LogoThis event is made possible with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).



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

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October 14, 2014 - October 15, 2014
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

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September 30, 2014 (11:59 PM) EST
September 30, 2014 (11:59 PM) EST is the deadline to cancel your registration for this event and request a refund.