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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ACT is One Step on the Continuity of Care Towards Recovery

  • 18 July 2017

CPI's ACT Institute Works With NYS OMH and ACT Teams to Help People Transition to Less Intensive Services and Community Integration 

Did you know that:
  • ACT was originally envisioned as an intensive and mobile intervention in the community supporting the transition from hospital to community
  • ACT was viewed as a hospital without walls that focused on community stabilization and without a specified length of treatment
  • In fact, the initial view was that consumers would require ACT services forever

Introducing the CPI Academy and its Initial Curriculum Programs: Engagement /Person-Centered Planning and Psychopharmacology

  • 2 July 2017

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").  

Certificates are issued for completion of each curriculum, and continuing education credits are associated with many of these online training resources.

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 6 June 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.

CPI is Now a Provider of Continuing Education Credits for New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC)

  • 4 April 2017

We are pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2017 the Center for Practice Innovations is a provider of continuing education credits for New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC).

CPI recognizes the other valuable professionals under the NYS Mental Health Practitioner umbrella; however we are not able, at this time, to provide continuing education credits for Creative Arts Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, or Psychoanalysts. If that should change, we will send an announcement to detail availability. 

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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