Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Sponsored Implementation Projects

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While the CAAHS serves as a direct sponsor for technical assistance provided across a spectrum of regional workforce development efforts via the Northwest ATTC, and as a cosponsor to technical assistance provided via regional contribution to the Opioid Response Network, we also engage in implementation service projects with external sponsors to address specific needs of addiction workforce groups. Below is a selection of such projects.

Interested in pursuing an implementation project with CAAHS? Contact Denna Vandersloot at dennav@uw.edu.

 

Comprehensive Technical Assistance in Motivational Interviewing to Support Creation of an Organizational Culture Change

This ten-month project supported a desired culture change at a behavioral health organization via a comprehensive, MI-focused technical assistance package with components for executives (i.e., leadership consultation, policy review), supervisors (i.e., supervision practices, fidelity monitoring) and direct-care staff (i.e., training, individual performance-based feedback and coaching).

Sponsor:  Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention, LLC

Development of a County-Level Recovery-Oriented System of Care for Behavioral Health

This multi-year project involved providing training and technical assistance services to the Skagit County Public Health Department to assist staff with incorporating recovery-oriented system of care principles and practices into the county’s behavioral health system of care.

Sponsor:  Skagit County Public Health

Implementing CM to Promote Stimulant Abstinence in Community Opioid Treatment Programs

This two-year project involves delivery of a comprehensive technical assistance package encompassing collaborative design of customized CM programming, didactic training, virtual coaching of clinical staff, ongoing consultation during active implementation, and program evaluation.

Sponsor:  Oregon Health Authority

King County SBIRT Learning Collaborative for Mental Illness and Drug Dependency Plan-funded Emergency Department Providers

This multi-year project provides training and technical assistance services to promote on-going system improvements and support continued skill development of staff providing SBIRT services at the MIDD plan-funded emergency departments.

Sponsor:  King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Motivational Interviewing Training

This project involved providing Introductory and Advanced Motivational Interviewing training for providers in Oregon to support patient-centered care.

Sponsor: Oregon Primary Care Association

Preparing Future Addictions Professionals to Effectively Manage Patients with Opioid Use Disorder   

This one-year project involved development and delivery of a half-day training curriculum in management of patients with opioid use disorder for pre-service student healthcare professionals at Washington state colleges and universities

Sponsor:  WWAMI Area Health Education Center

Training for Behavioral Health Providers Addressing People with Substance Use Disorders in Washington State 

This six-month project provided training to behavioral health clinicians on selected therapeutic practices to address substance use disorders.

Sponsor:  Washington State Health Care Authority

Training and Intensive Technical Assistance in Motivational Interviewing

This twelve-month project involved working with clinical supervisors across twelve behavioral health organizations to increase internal capacity to promote motivational interviewing implementation through coaching and in-service delivery of MI training sessions.

Sponsor:  Tri-County Behavioral Health Provider Association

Training and Intensive Technical Assistance in Motivational Interviewing for Behavioral Health and Medical Providers

This six-month project involved providing training and technical assistance to support the implementation of motivational interviewing in seven of Multnomah County Health’s Federally Qualified Health Centers with the goal of enhancing patient-centered care.

Sponsor:  Multnomah County Health Department

Training and Technical Assistance for Behavioral Health Providers in Washington State

Description:  This six-month project provides training and technical assistance on selected therapeutic practices for behavioral health clinicians in Washington state.

Sponsor:  Washington State Health Care Authority

Training-of-Trainers Process for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

This three-month project involved providing a SBIRT Training of Trainers to staff at Valley Cities Counseling to support ongoing implementation of SBIRT services.

Sponsor:  Valley Cities Counseling

Training, Technical Assistance, and Leadership Services to Support Workforce Development Initiatives

This multi-year project involved providing training to the King County behavioral treatment workforce on a variety of clinical and leadership practices.

Sponsor:  King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Youth Clinician Training

This six-month project provided training workshops on a range of therapeutic practices for Washington state behavioral health clinicians who serve youth populations.

Sponsor:  Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery