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. Two new clinical tools have been recently added. How Person-Centered is my Practice?: A Tool for Practitioner Self-Reflection Non-Binary Gender Identities : Providing Affirmative Care

How Person-Centered is my Practice? A Tool for Practitioner Self-Reflection

Person-centered care and practices entered national conversations out of broad recognition that systems of healthcare in the United States1 and worldwide2 were delivering care in ways that invalidated the values,…
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Non-Binary Gender Identities : Providing Affirmative Care

Non-Binary Gender Identities Gender identity, or an internal sense of ones self, develops over time and is not confined to sex assigned at birth. Gender identity can develop over the…
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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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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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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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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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Recognizing Medical Crisis: Diabetes

Signs and symptoms that can alert the practitioner to the presence of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia.
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Home Assignments

Providing a client scenario as an example of how to develop a home assignment.
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Mindfulness

Instruction on how to utilize a sitting meditation utilizing mindfulness and breath.
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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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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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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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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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