The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health’s mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence-based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery-oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH’s system-transformation initiatives.

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CPI NewsBrief: RELEASED! New CME Podcast Series: Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology

  • 12 August 2018

SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice (RTP) is pleased to introduce a new podcast series offering free continuing medical education (CME). 

Complex Clinical Decisions in Psychopharmacology

These podcasts explore complex clinical decisions in psychopharmacology for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) in a short, 30- to 45-minute format for busy providers on the go. Listen at any time from any device!

Each podcast features national experts in recovery-oriented pharmacology who describe practical clinical tools and strategies for incorporating person-centered, strength-based approaches to common yet complex prescribing scenarios.

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 13 June 2018
Access a list of OMH-licensed programs where at least one staff person has earned an Integrated Mental Health Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) certificate. People earn an IMHATT certificate after completing 29 online training modules that include basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders including tobacco dependence.

CPI NewsBrief: Announcing The New York City Tobacco Cessation Training & Technical Assistance Center!!!

  • 1 June 2018

The New York City Tobacco Cessation Treatment and Technical Assistance Center (NYC TCTTAC )  is an NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene initiative that establishes a free training and technical assistance center to address unacceptably high rates of tobacco use among the City's behavioral health population. TCTTAC is the result of a NYC DOHMH partnership with the  Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Jill Williams, MD from Rutgers University's  Robert Wood Johnson Medical School  (RWJMS). TCTTAC is designed to address certain barriers to treatment by ensuring that providers have the necessary training and organizational support to use skills and knowledge about treatment of tobacco use disorder in their daily work.

The  CPI Academy  is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge about important cross-cutting topics of interest for the behavioral health practitioner.  Each curriculum has been carefully designed to allow easy and efficient access within our learning management system ("CPI Learning Community").

CPI NewsBrief: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Overview, Tools and Interventions Module is Now Available

  • 23 May 2018
You no doubt hear about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in discussions about evidence-based practices, and how it can be helpful for so many people.
But - how much do you really know about this important practice?

CPI's new module " Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Overview, Tools and Interventions" provides a solid foundation of knowledge about CBT.

Participants learn about:

  • The background, theory, concepts and principles of CBT,
  • Tools including functional analysis and interventions such as cognitive restructuring and behavioral activation, and
  • Additional resources for learning about CBT

Catalogues Are Now Available for CPI's Learning Management System and Website Consumer Portal

  • 13 April 2018


Did you know that we now have two catalogues that describe our e-learning resources? 

The Online Module Catalogue lists and provides information about 90+ online modules that are currently found in our Learning Management System (


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