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.

On Track NY


IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 7 November 2019
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: Reducing Re-Arrest and Promoting Recovery: Understanding and Addressing the Factors that Contribute to Re-Arrest -- New online module is now available

  • 30 October 2019

Do you know that:

  • Even for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness, arrests are usually not a direct effect of the mental illness.
  • Treatment for mental illness, although critically important, doesn't necessarily lead to re-arrest reduction on its own.
  • Individuals can be most successful when we use an integrated wholistic approach which incorporates best practices for treatment of mental illness with best practices for reducing the risk of recidivism.

CPI NewsBrief: "Easy to Learn Supportive Psychotherapy" Online Training Module is Now Available

  • 17 October 2019

Did you know that Supportive Psychotherapy...

  • ... is designed to support an individual's functioning? It is practical and focused on real world concerns.
  • ... is easy to learn? You don't need years of training to learn how to use supportive psychotherapy effectively.
  • ... can help practitioners engage meaningfully with individuals? Without engagement, not much can be accomplished in our work.
  • ... can occur in most any comfortable and private setting? It isn't limited to the "counseling room".
  • ... can be helpful even in one meeting? That's right, this isn't necessarily a long-term treatment.

CPI NewsBrief: Chacku Mathai joins CPI Staff

  • 30 September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Chacku Mathai has joined the Center for Practice Innovations OnTrackNY team as the Project Director for the recently funded SAMHSA Healthy Transitions grant, Promoting Hope and Opportunities for Youth with Early Psychosis (ProHope), focused on supporting youth and young adults experiencing First Episode Psychosis to achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships. The project will support young people through the OnTrackNY model of Coordinated Specialty Care with teams located at the Child Center of NY in Queens and the Westchester Jewish Community Services in Peekskill and Hartsdale. 

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

  • 4 April 2019

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 (

The Consumer and Family Portal lists and provides information for providers, consumers and their families.



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