• Conference 2016 Review: Over 225 from 10 States Explore ACT, Other Best Practices for Behavioral Healthcare Redesign

    Free PDFs of many PowerPoints and handouts now available for download! / Over 225 people from 10 states attended our Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference 2016, which took place on October 19 and 20 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. The event helped participants gain knowledge and skills for behavioral healthcare transformation and redesign. It featured a keynote plenary by James Tassie and Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services and by Lorna Moser of the University of North Carolina. It also featured 42 workshops for implementing and integrating  evidence-based practices and other service innovations for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (e.g., ACT, IDDT, SE/IPS, MI, CBT, DBT, much more).

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November 28, 2016

TRANSFORMATION

Conference 2016 Review: Over 225 from 10 States Explore ACT, Other Best Practices for Behavioral Healthcare Redesign

—by Paul M. Kubek

Free PDFs of many PowerPoints and handouts from this event are now available for download!


Cleveland, OH—Over 225 people from 10 states attended our Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference 2016, which took place on October 19 and 20 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. This two-day event helped participants gain knowledge and skills for behavioral healthcare redesign and service transformation. It featured a keynote plenary by Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, James Tassie of the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and Lorna Moser of the Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health at the University of North Carolina (see "Keynote" section below).

The event also featured 42 workshops on a variety of topics that explored introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics for implementing and integrating  evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (see "Workshops" section below). 

Conference participants came from the following states:

  • CA, CO, GA, IN, KY, MI, NC, NM, OH, OR

POWERPOINTS & HANDOUTS

Free PDFs of many workshop PowerPoints and handouts are available online for download! They have been posted to the EBP Conference 2016 archive page on our event-calendar:

CEUs & CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE

Certificates of attendance and continuing education were completed and distributed to participants at the end of the Conference. Direct any questions about these documents to our main office:


KEYNOTE | DAY 1

Title:  Behavioral Health in Ohio: A New Paradigm

  • Keynote Presenter #1:  Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)
  • Keynote Presenter #2:  James Tassie, JD, assistant director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid
  • Abstract:  The changing healthcare environment in Ohio will undoubtedly prove to be challenging. Yet, it will also present an opportunity for organizations that aspire to deliver the highest quality, integrated care to the most vulnerable Ohioans. This plenary session was co-presented by the Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services to inform participants about the latest updates for Behavioral Health (BH) Redesign in Ohio and the policy changes that will accompany the new treatment landscape in the state.

KEYNOTE | DAY 2

Title:  Promoting Recovery within Controlling Environments

  • Keynote Presenter:  Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, is director of the Institute for Best Practices within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. She is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health services research.
  • Abstract:  Individuals challenged with serious mental illness have a long history of being disempowered and alienated not only within broader society but also within service systems. This keynote discussed recovery-oriented systems of care and practices that are mindful of the dignity of people with severe mental illness and the importance of helping each person thrive, not just survive. Moser emphasized that recovery-based interventions must always remain focused on each person’s interests and life goals.

42 WORKSHOPS

EBP Conference 2016 workshops equipped participants with knowledge and skills for service transformation and behavioral healthcare redesign. The workshops explored introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics for implementing and integrating evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other healthcare and behavioral-healthcare innovations that improve outcomes for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. Some examples include the following:

  • 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)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Tobacco: Recovery Across the Continuum (TRAC)
  • Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare (IPBH)
  • Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)
  • Promoting Housing Stability
  • Much more

Get a complete list of Conference 2016 workshop titles, abstracts, learning objectives, and presenters from the Overview and Agenda tabs of our event-calendar archive (click here). 


More Conference Moments

— Photos by Steve Zorc of Zorc Photo & Design, Cleveland, Ohio.

Welcome | Day 1

EBP Conference Manager Crystal Smith (right in photo) and Jon Ramos, director of ACT consulting and training (left), of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University during registration and morning meet-and-greet on day one of EBP Conference 2016, which took place on October 19 and 20 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott.

  
   

Michele Robinson (right) of Beacon Health in Mentor, Ohio, is among several volunteers from local behavioral healthcare organizations and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University to assist with conference registration.
  
   

Conference participants chose from over 40 free educational resources and tools (e.g., booklets, posters, mini-posters, reminder cards) produced by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. These tools help disseminate the core components of evidence-based practices and other best practices.
  
   

New resources and tools for Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) were among those highlighted and made available for free at this year's conference (learn more).
  
   

Debra Hrouda, PhD, LISW-S (left), director of quality improvement at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, and conference volunteer Ken Gill, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC, former (retired) clinical director of Beacon Health in Mentor, Ohio.
  
   

Bobbi J. Boyer, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, OCPSII, of the Institute for Human Services in Columbus, Ohio.
  
   

Conference participants earned up to 11 CEUs, as well as supervision and ethics credits, at EBP Conference 2016.
  
   

A crowd of over 225 behavioral healthcare and healthcare professionals attended this year's event.

  
   

Keynote | Day 1

Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, introduces the keynote speakers for October 19th and the topic of Behavioral Health Redesign in the State of Ohio.

 
   

Keynote | Day 1

Title: Behavioral Health in Ohio: A New Paradigm

Keynote Co-Presenter Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).


 

 

   

Keynote | Day 1

Title: Behavioral Health in Ohio: A New Paradigm

Keynote Co-Presenter James Tassie, JD, assistant director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

 

 

   

Leaders of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and the keynote presenters. From left to right:
  • Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, co-director
  • James Tassie, JD, keynote presenter
  • Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, director of implementation services
  • Tracy Plouck, keynote presenter
  • Lenore Kola, PhD, co-director of the Center, was unable to attend this year's event.
  
   

Keynote Co-Presenter Tracy Plouck (right), director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), answers questions from a conference participant after her presentation.
  
   

Patti Fetzer, LISW-S, director of the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio.

 


  
   

Conference participants chose from 42 different workshops that equipped participants with knowledge and skills for service transformation and behavioral healthcare redesign.
  
   

Workshops explored best practices and evidence-based practices, such as
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE-IPS)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Much more
  
   

Consultants and trainers from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (left to right): Meg Griffing, MA, CRC, CWIC; Deana Leber-George, MEd, LPCC-S; and Scott Gerhard, MA.
  
   

Steve Shober, LSW (left), consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, and Joyce Weddle (right) of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
   

Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, (left), director of SAMI consulting and training at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, and Vince Brancaccio, MSSA, LISW-S, chief executive officer of Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc., in Youngstown, Ohio.
 
   

Mike Rogers (left), consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.
 
   

Keynote | Day 2

Conference participants assemble in the Ballroom of the Cleveland Airport Marriott for day two of Conference 2016, which took place on October 20.

 
   

Keynote | Day 2

Title: Promoting Recovery within Controlling Environments

Keynote Presenter: Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, director of the Institute for Best Practices within the University of North Carolina (UNC) Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.

 

 
   

Keynote Presenter Lorna Moser discussed recovery-oriented systems of care and the importance of helping people with severe mental illness to thrive, not just survive.

 
   

Moser emphasized that recovery-based interventions must always remain focused on each person’s interests and life goals.

 
   

Keynote Presenter Lorna Moser, PhD, HSPP, (left) and Patrick Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.
 
   

Keynote Presenter Lorna Moser (left) answers questions from Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, after the keynote presentation.
 
   


 
   


 
   


 
   


 
   
   
   

SPONSOR & CO-SPONSOR

Conference sponsor:  Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University—a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The Center for EBPs is the parent organization of three Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Ohio ACT CCOE | Assertive Community Treatment
  • Ohio SAMI CCOE | Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • Ohio SE CCOE | Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support

Conference co-sponsor:  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 at Case Western Reserve University

Conference co-sponsor:  EBP Conference 2016 was made possible with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)


LEADERSHIP OF CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES

  • Lenore A. Kola, PhD, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University & associate professor emerita of social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (get bio)
  • Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices & the Douglas Danford Bond Professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine (get bio)
  • Patrick E. Boyle, PhD, LISW-S, LICD-CS, director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (get bio)

A LEGACY OF EBP CONFERENCES

Learn more about previous conferences sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Stories about Conferences that took place from 2000 to 2006 are not available online.