New Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Fact Sheets
In the field of behavioral health, the term evidence-based practices (EBPs) refers to interventions that have been rigorously tested, have yielded consistent, replicable results, and have proven safe, beneficial, and effective for most people diagnosed with mental illness and substance use disorders. Several years ago, SAMHSA's GAINS Center convened expert panel meetings to assess the empiral evidence on the applicability of several key EBPs for justice-involved persons. The lead expert for each of these panels created summary EBP briefs subsequent to these meetings.
Recognizing the ever-changing nature of the field and the rapid pace of research developments, the GAINS Center reached out to these same experts to update these briefs.
- Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Updating the Evidence - Dr. Joseph P. Morrissey
- Supported Employment for Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness - Dr. Gary Bond
- Illness Management and Recovery - Dr. Kim Mueser
- Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Justice-Involved Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders - Dr. Fred Osher
- Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions - Dr. Merrill Rotter
Additional fact sheets:
Identifying “what works” and applying the evidence-based knowledge to program development is critically important to the field to assure the use of best practices in behavioral health service provision. Too few people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders who are justice-involved receive comprehensive and appropriate services. The EBP initiative is intended to help close this treatment gap by promoting the use of EBPs with those that are justice-involved.
Five-Part EBP Webinar And Discussion Group Series
Cutting edge updates by leading researchers on the current empirical research on five key EBPs for justice-involved persons with behavioral health disorders. Complementing each researcher, nationally-recognized practitioners putting these EBPS to use in the field every day. What works? What adaptations are needed? How do these EBPs work in various real world settings? These exciting questions and more are being discussed in this five-part webinar series. Each webinar will be followed by one or more interactive "Ask the Expert" discussion groups, allowing participants a rare chance to pick the brains of leaders in the field.
"Forensic Assertive Community Treatment: Updating the Evidence"
Presented by Dr. Joseph P. Morrissey of UNC-Chapel Hill and Ann-Marie Louison of CASES, NYC
Webinar: January 21, 2014 | Recording of webinar | Slides
Discussion Group 1: February 3, 2014 | Recording
Discussion Group 2: February 7, 2014 | Recording
Discussion Group 3: February 13, 2014 | Recording
"Supported Employment for Justice-Involved People with Mental Illness"
Presented by Dr. Gary Bond and Sarah Swanson of the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
Webinar: February 18, 2014 | Recording of webinar | Slides
Discussion Group 1: February 19, 2014 | Recording
Discussion Group 2: February 20, 2014 | Recording
Discussion Group 3: February 20, 2014 | Recording
"Illness Management and Recovery"
Presented by Dr. Kim Mueser of the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University and Susan Gingerich of the Illness Management and Recovery Program
Webinar: March 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm ET | Participation information
Discussion Group 1: March 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm ET
Discussion Group 2: April 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET
Discussion Group 3: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET
"Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Justice-Involved Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders"
Presented by Dr. Fred Osher of the Council of State Governments Justice Center
Webinar: April 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET
"Reducing Criminal Recidivism for Justice-Involved Persons with Mental Illness: Risk/Needs/Responsivity and Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions"
Presented by Dr. Merrill Rotter of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYC TASC and Eric Olson of the Bonneville County, ID Mental Health Court
Webinar: May 12, 2014
SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation and the Council of State Governments Justice Center have prepared this easy-to-use checklist to help behavioral health agencies assess their utilization of EBPs associated with positive public safety and public health outcomes:
- A Checklist for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs for Justice-Involved Adults with Behavioral Health Disorders (PDF 437kb)