Ohio’s Behavioral Health Conference 2017: Moving Forward in Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

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Join our Center at "Ohio’s Behavioral Health Conference 2017." We will be presenting the following workshops:

Leadership and Supervision Essentials: Roles and Functions for Leaders of Treatment Teams

  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S (get bio)
  • Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the three main roles and functions of a team leader.
  2. List the four core functional communication styles of a leader.
  • Abstract: 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 and leadership challenges through participant dialogue and applied strategies.

Making the Case for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

  • Presenter: Jon Ramos, BA (get bio)
  • Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the research that supports the ACT model.
  2. Describe practice based client and systems level outcomes of ACT.
  3. Identify elements of ACT that can enhance service outcomes for vulnerable client populations.
  • Abstract: ACT is an intensive program model in which a multidisciplinary team of professionals serves people who do not readily use clinic-based services, but who are often at high risk for psychiatric hospitalization. ACT teams have a holistic approach to services, help with medications, housing, finances, employment, and everyday problems in living, with most contact occurring in community settings. ACT differs from traditional case management approaches both conceptually and empirically, being one of the best-researched mental health treatment models. ACT shows substantial impact in many important areas of recovery, is highly successful in engaging patients in treatment, and is cost effective. This workshop will help “make the case” for implementing ACT in community practice.

Getting Started with ACT

  • Presenter: Jon Ramos, BA (get bio)
  • Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify clients to be served on an ACT team.
  2. Identify funding mechanisms and incentives for ACT.
  3. Describe how to transition service structures and staffing.
  4. List technical assistance services and processes for getting started.
  • Abstract: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric hospitalization, and institutional recidivism. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in behavioral healthcare using a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive outreach in the community for people with severe mental illness. Considerations for Getting Started include: 1) the need for and readiness for ACT implementation; 2) funding mechanisms and incentives for implementation; 3) service structure and staff constellation; 4) technical assistance availability.

AOD Treatment Considerations for Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

  • Presenter: Ric Kruszynski, MSSA ('93), LISW, LICDC (get bio)
  • Learning Objectives:
  1. Explain the conceptual framework associated with the Quadrant Model of Co-Occurring Disorders.
  2. Describe ten unique considerations for AOD treatment with individuals diagnosed with an SPMI.
  3. Recognize necessary modifications to “treatment as usual” that are essential to effective work with individuals who have an SPMI.
  • Abstract: The addictions field continues to advance in regards to the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective interventions for those in need of services to promote recovery. Included in these advancements are an increased understanding of dynamics that are essential to master in order to have the greatest possible impact on positive client outcomes, unique to particular cross-sections of the population.
    While the treatment technology associated with best results for addictions treatment among individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) has been better understood and articulated for several decades, persistent misunderstanding of the needs of this population and the nuances of service delivery are still pervasive in many treatment settings. This session will highlight ten considerations that are essential for programs that are providing treatment to individuals with SPMI and the role of those considerations in service delivery.

"Why Won’t They Listen?": Engaging People in Discussions about Health-related Changes

  • Presenter: Jeremy S. Evenden, MSSA (’03), LISW-S (get bio)
  • Learning Objectives:
  1. Explore what leads people to consider health behavior change.
  2. Define and identify a person’s readiness to change.
  3. Describe staff behaviors that interfere with a person’s motivation to consider a change.
  4. Identify person-centered strategies to enhance engagement and increase motivation to change health behaviors.
  • Abstract: Behavioral health professionals often express frustration when the people they work with are not honest about behavior change, don’t follow through with recommendations and attend appointments sporadically. Stages of Change and motivational approaches are widely recognized across a broad range of professions as critical components to establishing a trusting relationship and engaging the person as an active participant in the change process. Avoiding common conversational traps that impede a collaborative relationship are key to retaining clients throughout the helping process, which often results in improved outcomes.


The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, is hosting "Ohio’s 2017 Behavioral Health Conference: Moving Forward in Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care." This two-day event will provide an opportunity for behavioral health stakeholders throughout Ohio the opportunity to gain education on issues related to mental health and addiction. Ohio's 2017 Behavioral Health Conference will focus on child mental health, mental illness, trauma, prevention, addiction, medication management, and more. The event aims to advance the knowledge and resources for behavioral health stakeholders to adequately serve Ohioans with a mental illness and/or addiction. The goals of this conference are to

  • Present the issues of the behavioral healthcare system and tools for change
  • Provide examples of best practices for professionals, clients, and families to take back to their communities
  • Offer recommendations to enhance education so that professionals develop knowledge necessary for their current work.



  • Mental health professionals
  • Chemical-dependency counselors
  • Social workers
  • Prevention specialists
  • Criminal-justice professionals
  • Clergy
  • Professional counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Other healthcare specialists


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January 10, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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January 10, 2017 (11:59 PM) EST