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

  • 18 March 2020

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.

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 9 March 2020

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: New Suicide Prevention Module is Now Available: Engaging Families and Social Supports in Working with Suicidal Individuals

  • 11 February 2020

Question: Which statements below are FALSE?

  • Explicit guidelines for engaging families are not typically a feature of clinical training, specifically in regard to working with suicidal individuals
  • Families and other important people in an individual's life can be a source of support for the individual and clinician
  • The 3-month period following discharge from the hospital is a high-risk period for suicidal individuals, and family members can be especially helpful at this time
  • Suicidal individuals and clinicians working with them should give serious consideration to involvement of loved ones in care


CPI NewsBrief: Pat Deegan on the Journey to Use Medication Optimally to Support Recovery

  • 4 February 2020
Our colleague Patricia Deegan, Ph.D has recently written a very important column in the journal Psychiatric Services entitled "The Journey to Use Medication Optimally to Support Recovery".

CPI NewsBrief: Psychosocial Rehabilitation Module Wins Two Industry Awards

  • 21 January 2020

We're pleased to announce that the Psychosocial Rehabilitation module has won two industry awards -

two bronze Omni awards in the Educational category and Health and Fitness category respectively. The Omni Awards recognize outstanding achievements in film/video, web and mobile media.

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