Clinical Tools

Our clinical tools bridge research and practice by taking "what" and translating it into "how." We have field-tested these tools ourselves, know that they work and will help you enhance your practice.

Behavioral Experiments

Information to help an individual develop beliefs about their mental illness and substance use that can result in more control over their behavior.
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Behavioral Tailoring for Medication Management and Beyond

Steps in behavioral tailoring and focus on implementing behavioral tailoring for medication management.
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Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Guiding Principles and Recovery Strategies in Integrated Care (Part 1)

These two practice briefs introduce eight core principles that have proven essential in providing comprehensive and integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
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Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Guiding Principles and Recovery Strategies in Integrated Care (Part 2)

These two practice briefs introduce eight core principles that have proven essential in providing comprehensive and integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
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Guide to Goal Setting and Tracking

Identifying and setting personal goalposts are important foundations of recovery from mental illness and substance abuse. Goals provide a sense of purpose, meaning, identity and hope.
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Home Assignments

Providing a client scenario as an example of how to develop a home assignment.
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Integration of Mental Health and Primary Care

One of the many factors contributing to shorter life expectancy for individuals with serious mental illness is that they receive poor primary and preventative healthcare. This practice brief describes a Center study that elicited information from Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) practitioners identifying barriers to the integration of mental health and primary care. Recommendations for enhancing collaboration between primary health care and mental health care services are suggested.
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Mindfulness

Instruction on how to utilize a sitting meditation utilizing mindfulness and breath.
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Person-Centered Language

Alternatives to common deficit language such as replacing it with more strengths based language and the rationale for them.
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Recognizing Medical Crisis: Diabetes

Signs and symptoms that can alert the practitioner to the presence of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
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Relapse Prevention Training

Eight steps in creating and reinforcing a relapse prevention plan.
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Social Skills

Social skills training can be used in a variety of clinical settings and is a useful tool for clinicians to have in their toolbox.
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Stages of Treatment

A comparison of the Stages of Change and Stages of Treatment models and examples of how each are used.
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Treatment Models for Co-occuring PTSD and SUD

This inaugural practice brief introduces behavioral health professionals to emerging methods to treat Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) co-occurring with Substance Use Disorders (SUD).
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