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  • Kola Leads Initiatives to Integrate Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for Co-Occurring Disorders

    Lenore Kola has a reputation as an agent of change. Since 1970, she has led national efforts in local communities to enhance services and quality of life for people who struggle with addictions and mental illness. She has acquired and administered more than $7 million in grants from federal, state, and county agencies and charitable foundations to educate and train countless numbers of social work students and licensed professionals about clinical innovations. After 39 years at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she is retiring. She will continue to serve as co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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  • Center Shares Lessons Learned about Addiction, Mental Illness, Primary Health, ACT with European Collaborators

    The work of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices in Europe is a cultural exchange that helps advance the stages-of-change and stages-of-treatment approach to recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. In his work with Dutch collaborators, Patrick Boyle has discovered how cultural values of tolerance and harm reduction in the Netherlands support this stage-based approach to behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation from co-occurring disorders. Recovery successes from Dutch agencies, hospitals, and criminal justice institutions, he explains, hold important lessons for American service systems.

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  • Ohio Invites Halfway Houses and Residential Addiction-Treatment Centers to Expand Services, Include Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoThe State of Ohio is taking another important step to integrate behavioral healthcare services, this time by enhancing the capacity of halfway houses and residential addiction-treatment centers to provide treatment for people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The initiative kicks off in November 2013 with a series of training events for supervisors and direct service staff of residential facilities and halfway houses. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • Mark Hurst, MD, medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
  • Medical Director Mark Hurst Provides Leadership in State of Ohio for Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

    OhioMHAS Logo Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), where he provides leadership for clinical services at all of the state's regional psychiatric hospitals and community-based organizations. Dr. Hurst is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has, throughout his career, integrated treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness as a way to maximize recovery for people with these co-occurring disorders.

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  • Job Board Supports Team Building, Promotes Best Practices for SMI, Addiction, Health Homes

    Our new Job Board is a recruitment tool for healthcare and behavioral healthcare organizations that receive consultation services from our Center. It is also a job-search and career-advancement tool for professionals who are committed to providing innovative, integrated, and person-centered care to people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and other co-occurring health conditions. Visit the Resources section of our website:

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  • Probation Officers Learn Motivational Interventions for Behavior Change

    Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of our Center will present a training session, titled "Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them To?," at a meeting of the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA) on Thursday, February 7. This session examines change from a client-centered perspective, drawing upon stage-wise principles (stages of change) and motivational interviewing. This training is designed for chief administrators of probation services and community control agencies and their staff.

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