Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S
(Retired) Consulting Director


Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, is the retired consulting director at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University, where he assisted the other directors in the management of technical-assistance services of all Center projects. The technical assistance includes program consultation, clinical consultation, and training for 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. The practices and strategies include the following:

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Treatment (DDCAT)
  • Dual Diagnosis Capability in Mental Health Treatment (DDCMHT)
  • Tobacco Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC) 
  • Supported Employment / Individual Placement Services (SE/IPS)
  • Benefits Planning
  • Integrating primary healthcare with behavioral healthcare

In his prior role at the Center, Dr. Boyle served as the director of implementation services as well as provided training, consultation and evaluation services to the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, the state's county boards of mental-health and substance-abuse services, and numerous community-based service organizations, public and private hospitals, and community health clinics in Ohio, a number of other states, and the Netherlands.

Dr. Boyle has also been a lead consultant and trainer in the State of Ohio's dissemination of IDDT as part of the National Implementing Evidence-Based Practices Project, sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In addition, he has been providing consultation and training nationally with SAMHSA. One of his primary messages to all healthcare professionals emphasizes the relationship among systems change, organizational change, and clinical change: the three processes are equally important and interdependent.


Dr. Boyle brought to his leadership role at the Center experience in research, more than 20 years of teaching, and over 35 years in direct practice, clinical supervision, and administration in the fields of addiction services, mental-health services, and employee-assistance programs. Before joining the Center, he provided employee-assistance services to businesses and institutions in northeast Ohio and 12 other states and supervised a team of counselors who provided a range of services to human-resource personnel and a range of interventions to employees, including crisis interventions to people who experienced traumas while at work.

From this diverse professional history, Dr. Boyle has shaped the technical-assistance services of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices to emphasize the importance of organizational consultation that helps service providers become self-sufficient with implementing, evaluating, and sustaining clinical innovations over time. He has also ensured that the Center actively promotes and supports inter-system collaborations that maximize service efficiencies. Service-system collaborators have included professionals and advocates from mental health, addiction services, vocational rehabilitation, health, housing, residential services, consumer advocacy, and criminal justice, among others.


Dr. Boyle has been an adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University for more than 25 years and has authored and co-authored numerous publications related to implementation of evidence-based practices, including a chapter about Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment in Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook , a popular book that focuses on multiple evidence-based practices which was edited by Robert Drake, MD, and colleagues from the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center  (click here). In 2009, he contributed to a SAMHSA publication, titled "Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: The Evidence." In addition, he has also authored and co-authored many training and technical-assistance modules and manuals, including "Implementing IDDT: A Step-By-Step Guide to Stages of Organizational Change," published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve (click here). He was co-investigator of a research study that investigated the impact of evidence-based Supported Employment services for people diagnosed with co-occurring severe mental and substance use disorders who were also receiving evidence-based Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (click here).

Dr. Boyle maintains a private counseling practice. He earned a master's degree from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and a doctorate in 2016.  

MI Supervision in a Team Setting (2m, 47s).
An audio clip featuring Patrick Boyle from "The Spirit of MI," Motivational Interviewing Audio CD, track #18 (click here).
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