Leadership Essentials: Roles, Functions and Styles for Leading Treatment Teams

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  • Ohio providers: $0, Free for ACT & IDDT team members; $60 for others
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Leading treatment teams entails being able to operate inside of different roles, functions and styles of leadership effectively. Although we often interchange terms like manager, supervisor and leader to describe the same position, there are some inherent differences in these roles and functions.

Leading effective teams is about creating conditions in which all of your staff members can perform to their fullest potential independently as well as effectively toward a common objective as a contributing team member. Effectively led teams are a critical tool in successful organizations. Whether team leaders are managing the implementation of service innovations or supervising the provision of direct care, it is necessary for them to appreciate and understand the challenges of their role and their leadership style to foster cohesive, high functioning teams.

This workshop will explore leadership roles and functions, common “styles” of leadership, and leadership challenges through participant dialogue and applied strategies. The workshop will conclude with formulating an individualized plan for professional development. This is one in a series of ongoing sessions aimed to help develop and enhance administrative and clinical leadership.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the three main roles and functions of a team leader/supervisor
  • List the four functional communication styles in leadership
  • Identify common leadership styles including their characteristics, strengths, and limitations
  • Apply leadership principles in a solution-focused approach to common challenges
  • Formulate an individualized professional development plan to strengthen the team leader role


Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S


Examples of those who are encouraged to attend include the following:

Service roles

  • Program managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors

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)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/ IPS)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)
  • Wellness Management and Recovery (WMR)
  • 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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May 8, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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May 1, 2018 (11:59 PM) EST
May 1, 2018 (11:59 PM) EST is the deadline to cancel your registration for this event and request a refund.