Evidence-based practice is integrating professional expertise and the characteristics, needs, values and preferences of those served, together with the best available scientific evidence about what has been show to alleviate emotional and behavioral problems. With funding and support from the Boone County Children's Services Fund and the University of Missouri, we are excited to be able to provide free training, consultation, and support to mental health providers and allied professionals in research-supported assessment and treatment practices for children, adolescents, young adults and families.
We offer four types of training opportunities: workshops, learning collaborative, one-on-one consultation, and online individualized feedback. Scroll below for more information about each training opportunity! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and further information.
Peer Learning Collaboratives One-on-One Consultation
Web Resources for Providers
Interactive Training Workshops
We will be providing several free trainings in evidence-based practices for youth mental health providers. Our workshops provide continuing education credits for most Missouri licensed mental health professionals. In order to accommodate working professionals, we generally schedule half or full day workshops on Fridays or Saturdays. We are also sometimes able to provide agency-wide training for an agency's providers. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in exploring this option.
Registration for all our workshops must be completed online. To register, please access our online registration portal below. Please read the online registration instructions carefully, as our system has recently been upgraded, and now requires all users to create a password.
Online Individualized Feedback
We are excited to be able to provide several supportive online tools for mental health providers to help with ongoing self-evaluation and improvement of client outcomes, including:
- Confidential tracking of client progress and outcomes
- Session-by-session reports of child and parent alliance
- Individualized feedback on how well your current approach fits the "evidence"
- Automated progress notes that can be customized for your practice needs
Peer consultation groups, or learning collaboratives, have demonstrated success in helping providers learn and implement new skills and treatment strategies in their practices. We are thrilled to be able to sponsor weekly meetings to help interested providers further hone their skills in delivering evidence-based assessment and treatment. There is no charge for any central Missouri mental health provider to attend or participate. We currently have three groups:
- The Tuesday group includes psychologists, clinical social workers and professional counselors. This group focuses on evidence-based assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, young adults and their families within outpatient settings (e.g., agencies, private practice, community mental health centers). They meet from 10AM to 11AM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
- The 1st Monday group is for clinical staff at McCambridge Women and Children’s Center. This group focuses on evidence-based practices for mothers with histories of substance abuse, mental health, and/or trauma, and their children. They meet from 12PM to 1PM on the 1st Monday of the month.
- The 3rd Friday group is for elementary and secondary school counselors. This group focuses on evidence-based practices for working with children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral concerns within the school setting. They meet from 10AM to 11AM on the 3rd Friday of the month.
- If your agency or practice would like to set up a Peer Learning Collaborative, we would be happy to talk with you and help design a group to meet your learning goals!
Another approach with demonstrated success in helping providers learn and implement new skills and treatment strategies in their practices is personalized, one-on-one consultation. We are able to provide free consultation (in-person or by phone) to therapists and other service providers working with Boone County youths and families on research-supported (or evidence-based) assessment and treatment for a range of mental health concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, school refusal, traumatic stress, OCD, tics, trichotillomania, disruptive behavior).
We are also able to provide consultation to agencies considering implementing a new program or service for youths 0-19 years.
There is no charge for any Boone County provider or agency to receive individual consultation.
Email Dr. Hawley directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss further!
Web Resources for Providers
Listed below are free online trainings in evidence-based treatments for both youth- and adult-serving mental health providers!
- Evidence-Based Practices at the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP) website and their Youtube Channel
- Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma at CPT Web (focus on military and combat-related PTSD)
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy for Traumatized Children at PCIT Web Course
- Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) at CBITS Training Course
- Support for Students Exposed to Trauma (SSET) at SSET Program
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) for the immediate aftermath of a disaster or other traumatic event at NCTSN Learning Center
Continue your education with free interviews and talks with leading researchers on evidence-based practices through several initiatives:
- The Translating Science to Practice project by the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology provides excellent one-hour interviews between Jackie Persons and leading researchers describing the clinical application of their work
- The Virtual Clinical Lunch project by the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology offers a chance for everyone to hear about some great clinical science and participate in a field-wide discussion
- The Friday Clinical Teleconference project by the Society of Addiction Psychology is another lunch-hour presentation, focused on Substance Abuse and Addiction
- The Early Career Podcasts project by the Society of Addiction Psychology feature live conversations with top researchers and clinicians in the field of addiction psychology
- The Substance Use Disorders and Addiction series is a continuing education effort of the American Psychological Association member services