SOC Best Practice Events and Trainings

Our training events are sponsored by the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Medicaid. These professional development events are FREE for OHIO’s System of Care workforce. If you are not a provider supporting Ohio’s System of Care, but are interested in traaining, please click here to contact us.

CIP-COE Training Registrations: Each person must register individually and will receive a return email almost immediately with their unique login link. This is an auto-generated email and may get trapped in your spam/junk if you don’t safelist the email. Please make sure this sender is NOT blocked from your purposes. If you choose to attend using someone else’s link, you will not be able to earn training credits.

IHBT TRAININGS | IHBT Basics Series Trainings
Presented by Renne Rodriguez Dragomir, PhD, IMFT-S, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, AAMFT-AS

IHBT Basics Series Trainings | October-December: 2022
Each training is self-standing and participants may attend trainings in any order.
All sessions: 8:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
October 11, 2022 | Phase 1 & Orientation
November 8, 2022 | Phase 2
December 13, 2022 | Phase 3 & Special Topics

Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) is an intensive, time-limited mental health service for youth with serious emotional disabilities and their families, provided in the home, school and community where the youth lives, with the goal of stabilizing mental health concerns, and safely maintaining the youth in the least restrictive, most normative environment.  The training will present the main components of the IHBT high fidelity model, along with the key techniques and strategies utilized to engage families and complete multi-dimensional assessment.  An excellent orientation for administrators and program managers and a must-have start-up training for new programs and new workers.

Motivational Interviewing: Introduction Training and Integrating Substance Use Considerations to IHBT Training
Presented by Mike Fox– MA, PCC-S, LCDC-III. ICT, Consultant & Trainer. Center for Innovative Practices.

Motivational Interviewing: Introduction – Working with Youth with Multiple Needs
Friday, October 14, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Lunch 45 minutes) (6 CEs)

Motivational Interviewing: Introduction – Working with Youth with Multiple Needs
Friday, February 10, 2023 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Lunch 45 minutes) (6 CEs)
Registration Coming Soon

Integrating Substance Use Considerations to IHBT Training
Friday, November 18, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (3 CEs)

Integrating Substance Use Considerations to IHBT Training
Friday, March 10, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (3 CEs)
Registration Coming Soon

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice developed to increase people’s motivation to change through collaborative conversations in an environment of compassion and empathy. The primary objective of this training series is to teach individuals the technical and relational skills of MI within the framework, gaining a general knowledge in the four processes of MI; engaging, evoking, focusing and planning.Participants will have basic proficiencies in the following core skills: open ended questions, affirmations, empathic reflections, and summaries. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.

Affirmative Care to Genderqueer Youth & Families
Presented by Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD

November 8, 2022
8:30 am – 4:00 pm (6 CEUs – No MFT CEUs)

This training is for those who already have a basic understanding of LGBT+ youth and families.  In this training, will begin by reviewing queer theory and gender minority stress.  Next, we will review the gender queer, transgender, and asexual communities.  Case examples, clinical tools, and resources will be reviewed.  We will review the guidelines published by (WPATH) and the social justice issues associated with mental health services to the queer community.  Finally, we will discuss ways to create a safe school and home environment through advocacy and creating gender communication and support

DBT for Complex Families with Emotion Regulation Deficit
Presented by Denise Ben-Porath, PhD

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (6 CEs)

This one-day workshop is designed to be an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its application to treating complex families who struggle with emotion dysregulation. Participants will become familiar with the theoretical foundations that underlie DBT treatment, including the Biosocial Model, dialectics and its application to treating parents and children with emotion regulation difficulties. Through the use of clinical case examples, experiential exercises, and case examples participants will become familiar with strategies and techniques in DBT such as validation, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and emotion regulation skills.

Equity in Behavioral Health for All Youth & Families in Ohio
Presented by Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD

December 7, 2022
1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

The widespread impact of trauma is being recognized at the same time as the importance of knowledge on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In this training we will discuss ways to foster a climate the values diversity in the different families we serve.   We will review how racism and structural disadvantage impact attitudes, behaviors, and expectations in behavioral health.  Finally, we will discuss ways to increase equity in our interactions with the families we serve.

Join Our Equity & Inclusion Learning Community Monthly Training Series
Kynetta McFarlane, joined by Bobbi Beale, will continue the learning community on Equity and Inclusion. This 12-session series will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. We’ll address the differential impact of trauma and behavioral health issues on marginalized populations, with a new focus each month. The 1-hour format will begin with a guided meditation followed by a didactic presentation on the current theme and include group discussion and Q&A. Designed to inform and support BH providers, all are welcome to attend. (CEs have been applied for.) The series is FREE to participants through the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

View short video from recent Learning Community session here. | Register for the series (July 2022-June 2023)here. is presented by The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP)
and the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE)
Part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention
at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Services
Campus Location: 11235 Bellflower Road Room 375  | Cleveland, OH 44106
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