Mental Health and Evidence Based Practices: Ready or Not, Here They Come!

In the fall of 2004, a 7 part series on evidence-based practices in mental health was presented via the Iowa Communications Network. The program was attended by an average of >400 people per session across 67 ICN sites statewide, (map of locations) making it one of the most widely disseminated programs ever done over the ICN. 

The goal of this series was to introduce the concepts of evidence-based practices to a broad group of stakeholders within Iowa's mental health community, and to provide an overview of 6 evidence-based practices for adults with serious mental illness that are being promoted at the national level. 

The presentations are viewable below: 

Introduction, Concepts, and Overview of Evidence Based Practices

August 26: Michael Flaum, MD

Family Psychoeducation

September 2: Greg Couser, MD

Supported Employment

September 9: Michelle Salyers, PhD

Medication Management Approaches in Psychiatry

September 16: Michael Flaum, MD

Assertive Community Treatment

September 23: Nancy Williams, MD

Integrated Treatment: Co-occurring MH and Substance Abuse Disorders

September 30: Greg Couser, MD

Illness Management and Recovery

October 7: Michael Flaum, MD