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

May 15, 2014 / No Comments

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...

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Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Stages of Behavior Change, Employment

May 13, 2014 / No Comments

Increase housing stability and employment among people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn what to say and not say when encouraging behavior change and job searches. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices is presenting a series of one-day training events at multiple loc...

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New Strategies for Heroin, Opioid Abuse among People with Addictions, Mental Illness

May 10, 2014 / No Comments

Heroin, krokodil, and prescription pain killers are opioids that are commonly abused by people with addictions and mental illness. The epidemic in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend the opioid training series from March to June, sponsored ...

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EBP Conference 2014

April 22, 2014 / No Comments

A reminder to save the dates! / October 14 & 15, 2014 / Cleveland Airport Marriott, Cleveland, OH /  CEUs + Supervision & Ethics credits / Our popular Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference returns! Conference 2014 will explore introductory, intermediate, and advanced topics about impl...

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Foundations of Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment

April 21, 2014 / No Comments

June 23-24, 2014 / Fairfield, OH / $100 Ohio providers; $250 non-Ohio providers / CEUs /  “Foundations of Integrated Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assessment” is for clinicians who conduct comprehensive assessments of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illnes...

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Promote Health-Behavior Change

April 20, 2014 / No Comments

Learn to support health-behavior change among people with severe mental illness and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices is adding new dates to its “Breath of Fresh Air” trainin...

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In My Own Words: An Introduction to the Series

March 8, 2014 / No Comments

In My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories from people throughout Ohio and the United States and in other countries, including the Netherlands. The series is published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with...

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In My Own Words: Russell

March 7, 2014 / No Comments

  (In My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.) My name is Russell Lawrence Cummins. I was born on November 9, 1959 in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. Five years ago, my wife told me there was a vacancy fo...

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In My Own Words: Dirk

February 1, 2014 / No Comments

In My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. / My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterd...

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Ohio Invests in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to Reduce Homelessness, Hospitalization for People with Severe Mental Illness

November 15, 2013 / No Comments

The State of Ohio is making another commitment to the health and well-being of people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric hospitalization, and institutional recidivism by investing in Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), the evidence-based practice for thi...

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In My Own Words: Kerri

October 10, 2013 / No Comments

In My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices. This is Kerri’s story. / I have gradually started to think about my circumstances and myself in a better light. Now life has meaning for me. I am eager to wake up in ...

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New Implementation Tool Helps Make Integrated Primary and Behavioral Healthcare Programs a Reality for People with Severe Mental Illness

September 12, 2012 / No Comments

Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to develop one of the first planning and evaluation instruments in the United States that helps organizations integrate primary and behavioral healthcare ...

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Southeast Center in North Dakota Achieves Significant Outcomes, Honored as Champion of Integrated Treatment

December 20, 2011 / No Comments

The North Dakota Department of Human Services has been calling upon the Center for Evidence-Based Practices in Cleveland, Ohio since 2006 for its expertise with the implementation of best practices for people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Today, outcomes from the d...

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