Evidence-Based Training Center
There is a pronounced inaccessibility of evidence-based practices (EBPs) across systems of care in community-based behavioral health settings, and a lack of standardized curricula and treatment protocols. To address this, the BHI will offer a new training center focused on developing curricula and promoting the widespread availability of EBPs to improve addiction and co-occurring mental health services and recovery-oriented outcomes for adults and families.
Core functions of the training center will be aligned with other system transformation efforts across Washington State, including but not limited to Behavioral Health Integration, Washington’s Medicaid Transformation, other best practice and training efforts within the University of Washington and the three Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded Technology Transfer Center grants held by the University of Washington in the areas of Prevention, Addiction and Mental Health to address the training needs for SAMHSA’s Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).
The Evidence Based Practices for Adults team is comprised of faculty, continuing education specialists, research and program coordinators, and additional support staff who work together to train and support a workforce of mental health providers in evidence-based and culturally competent behavioral health treatments for adults in Washington State who experience or are at risk for serious mental illness (SMI).