NC APSE’s Fall Conference: Turning the Page

Oct 9-11, 2019 The Institute’s Penny Liles & Melissa DeHaven presented on IPS Fidelity at the recent NC APSE Conference in Blowing Rock. Trends in the state’s 5 years of data were compared to the IPS Learning Collaborative’s larger data set. In the afternoon, Melissa & Penny continued by speaking on Assertive Engagement strategies.

IPS 101 in Hillsborough, NC

July 30-31, 2019 The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) 101 training formerly called SE Foundations is required by all IPS team members (Team Lead, Employment Specialist, and Employment Peer Mentor) and Assertive Community Treatment team members (Vocational Specialists and Team Leaders). The two-day training will be an introduction to the evidence-based practice, incorporating the philosophy, … Continued

The National APSE Conference in St. Louis

June 18-19, 2019 The Institute’s Melissa DeHaven and Penny Liles presented “Strengths Training: No Workout Required!” A training that helped participants identify strengths and use strengths language when helping people find and maintain jobs. Yesterday, they presented “Matchmaker: Make me a Match.” This training showed participants how to be mindful of the ways in which … Continued

Employment Peer Mentor Training-Raleigh Area

June 12-14, 2019 Lyn Legere recently led our Employment Peer Mentor (EPM) training, which is designed for those people working as EPMs on IPS teams across North Carolina. The 3-day mandatory training supports EPMs to understand their specific role on IPS teams, learn how to maintain their “peerness” and recognize how the NC service definition for EPMs differs … Continued

START Training with Dr. Sarah Desmarais

May 22, 2019 Our recent two-day Intro to START Training with Dr. Sarah Desmarais from NC State. Short-Term Assessment of Risk and Treatability (START) is a framework and tool providers (broadly defined) can use to systematically examine strengths and protective factors, as well as current problems that create risks… Spanning a full array of “risks,” … Continued

IPS 101 Training in Burlington

April 16, 2019 This two-day training was an introduction to the evidence-based practice, incorporating the philosophy, practice principles, and the elements of the practice.

IPS Documentation Training in Saxapahaw

March 19th, 2019 How to write a PIE Note Purpose – Goals for the meeting or overriding goal/s for individual Intervention – Brief summary of what occurred, an outline of steps taken during the meeting Effectiveness – The narrative – what was learned, important details, and plans for next steps Gallery:

High-Fidelity ACT 101 training in Raleigh, NC

“You never forget that feeling when you are somebody,” shared an audience member, who also shared some background, while discussing supportive housing and watching Coco’s story. Amidst a discussion of supportive housing, we showed this video:  Sixty team members, spanning positions (COD, employment and peer specialists, QPs, nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, and team leaders) and … Continued

Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment Training

February 12th & 13th, 2019 Newer Ways of Seeing Recovery The Institute is so grateful to Sandhill’s MCO for encouraging their providers to develop deeper skills in Co-Occurring (Mental Health & Substance Use) treatment practices. Stacy Smith, LPC and MINT said, “The robust discussions around newer ways of seeing recovery is so pleasing. We met … Continued

Community Inclusion as a Medical Necessity

Supporting Community Participation February 7th, 2019 By way of invitation by Alliance Health, Mark Salzer, Ph.D. and Bryan McCormick, Ph.D. from the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion, joined by our very own Lorna Moser, Ph.D., led a workshop with assertive community treatment (ACT) and transition management services (TMS) teams. Agency leadership and staff convened … Continued

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