16-323c Bringing Practice-Based Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice Together: A

16-323c Bringing Practice-Based Evidence and Evidence-Based Practice Together: A
Measurement-Based Treatment Model for Youth Clinical Services– 6 Hour Seminar
Cole Hooley, L.C.S.W.
Friday, July 22, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Description
There are hundreds of evidence-based practices (EBPs) which effectively treat youth mental illnesses. Each
EBP has its unique training structure and implementation specifications. Given the realities of practice settings
and the realities of our clients’ lives, many EBPs can feel impractical. In response to these challenges, some
clinicians and researchers have emphasized the importance of practice-based evidence (PBE). PBE
acknowledges the idiosyncratic nature of clinical work and the necessity to adapt interventions to fit clients’
specific circumstances.
Participants in this course will learn about measurement based care, an efficacious model that is flexible, easy to
implement, low cost (free in many cases) and allows for both EBP and PBE perspectives. Using case examples,
didactic explanations and application exercises, participants will gain sufficient knowledge to apply this model
immediately in their practices. The facilitator will explain how this model was applied in a school mental health
program in Harlem as well as an outpatient mental health clinic in the Upper Eastside of Manhattan. Specific
assessment tools and tracking mechanisms will be discussed.
Faculty: Cole received his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 2009. Since graduation he has
worked in child welfare, outpatient mental health and school based mental health programs. Most recently he
was the Director of Social Work and Counseling services for a charter school district in Harlem. In addition to
his clinical and administrative work, Cole has also been active in research and teaching. He is currently getting
his PhD at Washington University.
Learning Objectives
1. Participants will be able to describe the transtheoretical measurement-based care approach.
2. Participants will be able to verbalize their plan to implement these concepts in their places of practice.
3. Participants will be able to name at least one free or low-cost assessment tool per problem area (depression,
anxiety, trauma and conduct disorder).
4. Participants will learn at least two practical strategies for tracking client progress using free or low-cost methods.
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