for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Capobianco, M.A., Ph.D. (Cand.), leads the
National Center's evaluation and performance measurement efforts
and serves as a research investigator at the University of Michigan
School of Social Work.
Fricks serves as the Deputy Director for the
SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. He leads
trainings for Peer Support
Specialists and Whole Health Action
Management for Peer Leaders.
King is a senior integration consultant at the
National Council. King leads trainings for Case
Reynolds, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., serves as the
Project Director for the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health
Solutions. She leads trainings for Community Health
Sharp, MSW, is the special advisor for
trauma-informed services at the National Council.
IBHI in partnership with the National Council for Community
Behavioral Healthcare (the National Council) provides trainings to
the recipients of the CMMI Challenge Grant, as well as other
organizations with similar needs.
IBHI and the National Council share a commitment and a common
set of values related to serving the behavioral health needs of our
population. We share a vision for improving the quality of services
that are provided to those who have needs. We also see our
organizations playing a major creative role in transforming our
nation's healthcare system. To that end, our organizations have
jointly developed a set of services we are calling "Workforce
Transformation." IBHI and the National Council see these services
providing an unmet need that exists in many, if not most of the
local and regional healthcare systems across the country.
services build upon managed behavioral health skills of the IBHI
staff and the state-of-the-science education and practice
improvements offered by the National Council. Together, we go
beyond workforce development and the traditional audience of CIHS
to Workforce Transformation on a broader spectrum. We offer our
combined expertise in the behavioral health care arena to all
facets of physical health and their successful integration for the
promotion of people's health in all communities.
The goal of our Workforce Transformation services is to rapidly
prepare healthcare workers with the healthcare skill-sets necessary
to implement and sustain each organization's innovative service
delivery model. Together, IBHI and the National Council assist
clients to develop a workforce that includes:
- Peer delivered services for
clients with chronic and persistent behavioral health concerns.
Peer Support Specialist training encompasses an array of relevant
topics ranging broadly from specialist services in an integrated
practice and discussion of different states' approaches to Peer
Support Specialist training and certification to more
practice-oriented issues such as facilitation skills and effective
goal setting for recovery.
- Community health services to
provide culturally specific assistance to clients that guide them
through their local health care system as well as teach them how to
independently navigate their system. Community Health Worker
Training consists of: discussion of mental and substance use
disorders; practice-based skills, such as counseling, cognitive
behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing; introduction to
mental health services; and mental health promotion, including
stigma reduction and recovery.
management that empowers clients to make informed choices and
to be active participants in their healthcare. Training for care
managers covers a variety of topics including an overview of the
national drive toward healthcare transformation and integrated
care; discussion of the overlay of physical and behavioral health
issues; and specific techniques to rapidly achieve positive patient
health services provided in medical homes and other primary
care settings. The training provided for these PCMH roles covers
topics such as understanding differences between behavioral and
medical practicioners and practices to achieve effective
communication and relationships; recognizing and distinguishing
between behavioral and physical health issues in clients; and
implementing effective techniques for communicating with clients
with co-occurring behavioral and medical health issues.
Our partnership brings together a cohesive national network of
expert trainers and consultants. These programs are made available
to you through a combination of our eCampus using web conferencing
technology, as well on site, at your local facilities. Recognizing
that instruction is not by itself sufficient to achieve system
change, we also provide consultation and technical assistance which
"wraps around" and supports the effectiveness of our trainings.