The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health supports and promotes the use of centralized standards and best practices to advance behavioral health services for individuals with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbances, and co-occurring conditions.
WHAT WE DO
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health provides training, technical assistance, and fidelity monitoring for entities responsible for developing and implementing evidence-based practices for individuals with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, and co-occurring conditions.
PRACTICES OF FOCUS
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health currently provides technical assistance to behavioral health service providers and stakeholders who provide the following three, evidence-based practices.
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)
Assertive community treatment is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery for individuals with serious mental illness.
INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT & SUPPORT (IPS)
Individual placement and support is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness and helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing.
Meet the Team
The Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health is a multidisciplinary team of experts with specialized skills and knowledge in supporting, developing, and leading behavioral health services.
Caitlin Owens, LMSW
Torie Keith, LMSW
Alaina Elliott-Wherry, MPH
Falicia Beck, LMSW
Dr. Nancy Williams, MD
Meredith Field, MFA
Crissy Caganelli, MA
Tammie Amsbaugh, BA
Brad Richardson, Ph.D.
Additional Research Staff:
Elisa Childs, Research Assistant
Abby Schueller, Research Associate
Abigail Heaton, Graduate Research Assistant