CPI NewsBrief: Two Recent Webinars Featuring Pat Deegan Now Available on CPI’s Website

  • 11 April 2021

As noted in a February News Brief, one year ago Patricia Deegan, Ph.D. published a thought-provoking column in the journal Psychiatric Services called “The Journey to Use Medication Optimally to Support Recovery”. In this column, Pat identified eight common challenges people face on this journey. You can access this article here.

Since that time, Pat has developed a series of videos and handouts focusing on the common challenges people face when considering psychiatric medicine. She has included these resources in a curriculum available in the Center for Practice Innovations’ learning management system that provides guidance to prescribers and other practitioners about how to discuss these important issues with those taking or considering use of psychiatric medicine.  In addition, videos developed specifically for participants in care and a series of handouts that help people to think through the medication-related challenges that they face are available on CPI’s website ( 

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

  • 8 April 2021

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.

CPI NewsBrief: New Suicide Prevention Module is Now Available: Suicide Screening and Risk Assessment with Youth

  • 6 April 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Over the last 10 years, suicide rates among youth aged 10 to 17 have increased 88%
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for this age group, and accounts for more deaths than all natural causes combined
  • In 2017, 17% of high-school aged adolescents reported seriously considering suicide and 7% made an attempt
  • The greatest increase in suicide rates over the past decade are among 10 to 14 year-olds, particularly girls
  • Native American youth have the highest suicide rates, at two to three times the national average
  • African-American, Latinx and multi-racial youth report higher rates of suicide attempts than their white counterparts
  • LGBTQ+ youth are 3-5x more likely to make a suicide attempt than non-LGBTQ+ youth, with 23% of LGB youth and 40% of transgender youth attempting during adolescence

CPI NewsBrief: New Modules Now Available: Improving Providers’ Assessment, Care, Delivery and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • 16 March 2021

Did you know that:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder has a prevalence of 2% and is twice as common as Schizophrenia
  • The median age of onset is 19 years old 
  • About sixty percent of individuals living with OCD in the community do not receive the treatment they need

Together with the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Center for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, the Center for Practice Innovations is pleased to announce a new training initiative to improve the quality of care for individuals suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, Improving Providers’ Assessment, Care, Delivery and Treatment of OCD (IMPACT-OCD). 

IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 14 January 2021

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.

Looking for OnTrackUSA?

  • 8 October 2015
OnTrackUSA provides manuals and other web-based resources as well as consultation and training to programs and State agencies that would like to implement Coordinated Specialty Care teams (CSCs) for people with early psychosis. CSC teams provide innovative, evidence-based, recovery-oriented treatment to young people who have recently begun experiencing psychotic symptoms. These teams help people achieve their goals for school, work and relationships. 

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