Evidence-Based Practice Project




Introduction: This website serves as a resource for information on mental health disorders that affect children and adolescents, and also current evidence-based practices for each disorder.

The UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health Western Region offers free training to eligible agency program staff within the 19 counties of the western region who receive NYS OMH funding for services to children, adolescents and their families. This training grant renews annually at the discretion of NYS OMH.


2016 Training Schedule:

Training Location: The BEST Center at Genesee Community College, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020


The Digital Age: Engaging Youth and Families through Technology

Presenter: Mike Langlois, LICSW

Training Date: Monday, June 20, 2016

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00PM



Maudsley Family-based Treatment for Eating Disorders

Presenter: Kristen E. Anderson, AM, LCSW

Training Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00PM

Regstration Opens: June 27, 2016


Engaging and Working with LGBTQ+ Youth

Presenter: Cavanaugh Quick, BA

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00PM

Registration Opens: July 11, 2016


Mindfulness for Youth

Presenter: Cristopher Willard, PsyD

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00PM

Regisration Opens: August 1, 2016


Adolescent-Focused Family Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse Supports in Mental Health Services

Presenter: Kimberly M. Lee, LCSW

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 8:45 AM - 4:00PM

Registration Opens: August 29, 2016



Driving Directions - driving directions to training location

Previous Trainings - comprehensive list of past trainings

Efficacy of One-Day Trainings - this link provides a summarization of literature review. In addition, a survey was conducted at the end of the 2012 and 2013 training years. 93% of the trainees who responded to these surveys found these project trainings to be helpful in meeting clients' needs.


Podcast Series - listen to free bi-weekly episodes including some related to mental health practice with children, youth and families

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Page Updated on 04/13/16