Leadership and Supervision Essentials for Intensive-Treatment Teams, Day 1: Building Resilient Teams

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Please Note #1:

  • Non-Ohio ACT & IDDT providers: $250
  • Ohio providers: $0, Free for ACT & IDDT team leaders; $100 for others
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  • Let us know via email if you are an Ohio ACT or IDDT team leader: cebp-admin[at]case.edu

Please Note #2

  • This is Day 1 of a two-day training that takes place in Columbus, Ohio. To maximize your learning, also register for Day 2, which takes place on March 30 (click here).


Supervising and leading intensive-treatment teams in the changing behavioral health landscape can prove challenging. Intentional leadership and supervision are critical elements in creating resiliency on intensive treatment teams. The resilience of a team is based upon a planful process by team leaders, which includes the following:

  • Choosing team members
  • Resourcing the team members with necessary knowledge and skills for providing competency-based services
  • Learning through the termination process

This training will explore the components of and considerations that should be made in developing an intensive treatment team that will endure and be effective in its service delivery to clients with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. The event will include interactive activities that promote the application of training content into practice. This event will explore the following:

  • 2015 UST Nonprofit Employee Engagement & Retention Report
  • Four Stages of Employee Engagement
  • Hiring Process
    • Recruitment / advertising
    • Interviewing
    • Staff selection
    • Orientation/On-boarding process (staff engagement)
  • Termination Process
    • Constructive discipline
    • Collaborative termination process
    • Exit interview
    • Applied learning

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify 15 Factors Contributing to Employee Satisfactions
  • Describe the 4 Stages of Employee Engagement
  • Identify 4 key components of the hiring process
  • Outline steps for an effective termination process

This training event is part of a series of ongoing workshops developed and presented by the Center for Evidence Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to help develop and enhance administrative and clinical leadership and supervision among behavioral healthcare professionals and organizations.


Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S


This is Day 1 of a two-day training. This training event is open to professionals from multiple disciplines, for example:

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Administrators

 Professional disciplines

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

Service models and strategies

Individuals and service teams from organizations implementing the following practices and service strategies are also encouraged to attend:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
  • Housing Services
  • Trauma-Informed Care



Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S, is a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SAMI CCOE) initiative. She 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.

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March 29, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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March 22, 2017 (11:59 PM) EST
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