Evidence-Based Practice Project

Introduction and Training Schedule

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 mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families. This training grant renews annually at the discretion of NYS OMH.

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Who is eligible to attend free training? Staff from agency providers within the 19 counties of Western New York who provide NYS OMH funded services to children, adolescents, and their families. Note: The counties of Wayne, Seneca, Tompkins and Tioga are included in the Western Region. Staff in New York counties to the east of these are not eligible to participate. Note: Eligibility will be verified before your registration is processed. You will be contacted if there are any questions regarding your eligibility.

2018 Training Schedule

2018 training dates are below. Click on the titles for full details including the date that registration will open.

June 15, 2018: 8:45 a.m. - 4: 00 p.m. The Role of Multicultural Competence in Therapeutic Services: Using Empirically Based Practices to Increase Youth and Family Engagement with Misty Ginicola, PhD, LPC

August 17, 2018: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Best Practices in Clinical Supervision with Maria Picone, LCSW-R

September 14, 2018: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma Transformation: Improving Outcomes for Mental Health Providers Working with Youth and Their Families with Dave Melnick, LICSW

September 27, 2018: 8:34 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Mental Health Professionals Working with Adolescents with John R. McAteer, LCSW-R

October 16, 2018: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Application of DBT Skills for Emotion Regulation with Children and Adolescents with Gillian C. Galen, PsyD


Training Location: Genesee Community College - Conable Technology Building, Room T102, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020.

If you are not on our email list, would like to be added, and meet the above eligibility criteria, please send an email to sw-ebp@buffalo.edu with your first and last name, agency and qualifying OMH funded program name, preferred phone (home, cell, work) and preferred email address.

**Please note: By signing up you will receive OMH EBP Project emails as well as the regular training emails from UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education for additional training opportunities.**


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 biweekly episodes including some related to mental health practice with children, youth and families

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Page Updated on 3/22/18