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: MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING CoreComp Resource is Now Available

  • 11 January 2018

As NYS systems transformation efforts continue, practitioners often request training and guidance related to core competencies - knowledge and skills that are essential for most everything that we do. 

In response to this need, the Center for Practice Innovations has developed its CoreComp series of training resources. Each CoreComp resource includes presentations, demonstration videos, and interactive practice scenarios that allow the learner to practice new learning. 

We are pleased to announce that CPI has now released its second CoreComp resource, which is available in our learning management system. Motivational Interviewing is a fundamental core competency with high relevance for all. 

CPI NewsBrief: New Course: FIT: Motivational Interviewing: Identifying, eliciting, and responding to change talk (Archived Webinar) is now available in the CPI Learning Management System (LMS)

  • 7 January 2018

This course describes how to apply specific Motivational Interviewing (MI) tools and strategies for increasing change talk when working with people who have both serious mental health conditions and substance misuse.  People who complete the course are eligible to receive CASAC, LMHC, and Social Work continuing education credits (please see below for details).

New Course: FIT Archived Webinar: Pharmacology for Treating Tobacco: Advanced Topics and Updates is now available in the CPI Learning Management System (LMS)

  • 29 December 2017

Why are Medications to Treat Tobacco Important?

Research shows that higher rates of smoking among people with serious behavioral health conditions have led to higher mortality and morbidity; they are dying 25 years younger, many from tobacco-related illnesses.

Further, research shows that medications to treat tobacco dependence are critical to helping people with serious behavioral health conditions quit. 

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 25 December 2017
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.

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

  • 29 January 2017


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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