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: A New Uniform Clinical Network Provider Training (UCNPT) Resource is Now Available (free CEU!)

  • 2 August 2020

We are pleased to announce that the newest Uniform Clinical Network Provider Training curriculum, Network Provider Training Part 4, is now available through CPI's Learning Management System. LCSWs, LMHCs, and CASACs may receive 1 free continuing education credit for completing this curriculum!

This course introduces the basic concepts of shared decision making (SDM) and helps clinicians prepare for actual use of SDM. An overview of SDM is provided including the definition of shared decision making, why SDM is important, and when SDM should be considered in the treatment planning process. Developed by Glyn Elwyn and colleagues, the three-talk model of SDM is introduced as a way to dialogue with clients about treatment. The course will detail how SDM looks in practice via two role plays, one about depression treatment in a clinic-based-environment and one about medication treatment for Schizophrenia. In addition, four principles of person-centered care will be outlined, and participants will be able to identify three "red flags" when making decisions with clients.

CPI NewsBrief: New Module on Shared Decision Making (SDM) is now Available!

  • 29 July 2020

Did you know that:

  • Shared Decision Making (SDM) relies on the best scientific evidence and individual values and preferences.
  • SDM emphasizes asking individuals about their experiences and preferences which may inform treatment recommendations.
  • Research has shown that individuals with behavioral health disorders prefer to participate in decision making about their care, and this increases their knowledge, clarity of preferences, and satisfaction with care.

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Practice Innovations' new module on SDM is now available. Have you ever wondered how to be more inclusive of the needs, values, and concerns of individuals receiving care as you discuss treatment options with them? The SDM model eschews a paternalistic way of relating to individuals receiving care and encourages providers and individuals to work together to make care decisions.


IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 18 June 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: CPI's Third in a Series of Psychopharmacology Modules is Now Available - Pharmacological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nuts and Bolts

  • 10 June 2020

This online training module is designed for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with all levels of experience.

Our goal is to provide content that is relevant for your practice and more engaging than typical pharmacology lectures that review medication after medication without needed clinical context.

This module features Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. who is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Simpson is an expert in the treatment of OCD, including psychopharmacologic interventions. In this module, Dr. Simpson helps us understand some of the complexities of OCD treatment, including when to think about medications versus psychotherapy, and strategies to dose, monitor, and when necessary change medications.

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.


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