Shared Decisionmaking Tools plus Peer Support Lead to More Efficient and Effective Mental Health Consultations and High Satisfaction
Peer specialists and decision support aids help mental health clients identify preferences about their treatment and communicate these preferences to clinicians during consultations, leading to frequent use of shared decisionmaking, more effective and efficient visits, and high levels of client satisfaction.
Comprehensive, Multilingual Social Services Program Brings Valuable Support to the Elderly, Disabled, and Those With Limited English Proficiency
Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services provides psychotherapy, counseling, social support, and citizenship assistance services to frail and disabled elderly who speak little or no English and have no other means of accessing such services.
Group Visits Expand Capacity to Serve Dementia Patients and Caregivers, Result in High Levels of Patient and Provider Satisfaction
Group visits allow substantially more patients with dementia to be served with only a modest increase in clinician time, leading to high levels of patient, caregiver, and provider satisfaction.
Mental Health Clinic Proactively Identifies and Treats Those at High Risk of Schizophrenia, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Improved Outcomes
A research clinic proactively identifies those with early warning signs of schizophrenia, leading to more effective treatment.
Onsite Care Teams Enhance Access to Medical and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Services for Homeless Individuals
Penobscot Community Health Center provides onsite services at a community health clinic, with psychiatric and medical professionals offering primary care, disease management, mental health, and substance abuse services, along with referrals to additional mental health and other specialty services that may be needed.
Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor: A Treatment Improvement Protocol
The Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series provide best practices guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payors to help improve the treatment of substance use disorders. This TIP focuses primarily on the teaching, coaching, consulting, and mentoring functions of clinical supervisors.
Mental Health Services Locator
The Mental Health Services Locator is a searchable database of mental health services and resources around the country.
At Any Age, It Does Matter: Substance Abuse and Older Adults (for Professionals)
Presented on the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Prevention Pathways Web site, this online course is for professionals working with older adults or in the substance abuse field. The course addresses the recognition and treatment of alcohol and medication misuse.
About Mood Disorders
This site provides information on depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) and includes mental health screening tools.
Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit
The Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Resource Kit offers a treatment approach for people with co-occurring disorders—mental illness and a substance abuse addiction—by offering both mental health and substance abuse services simultaneously in one setting.