The following are a list of the in-person workshops available through the Centralized Training Infrastructure Evidenced Based Practice (CTI-EBP) Project.  In-person workshops are conducted at different locations.  Please refer to the Calendar for additional details including location, cost and any pre-requisites.  

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) is based on the original CBT assertion of, how you think leads to changes in how you feel and what you do. However, CBTp focus adds to this understanding by helping to reduce the distress caused by positive symptoms, including hallucinations and unusual thoughts/delusions. In CBTp training, clinicians learn how to help clients interpret the event that causes distress rather than the event itself, then check the accuracy of the interpretation. CBTp also teaches to investigate how current behaviors may be maintaining the problem, and to check the helpfulness of those behaviors. CBTp also targets: Symptoms of depression and anxiety, Past traumatic events, Social skills, Negative symptoms including lack of motivation, Problem solving and decision making, Developing coping skills and Relapse prevention planning. The research evidence base will also be reviewed during this training.

Registrants must hold a minimum of a master's degree to attend this training.   

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This workshop is an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) intended for mental health professionals who wish to acquaint themselves with the treatment. The dialectical nature of DBT is explained via the balance between change-based technology (behavior therapy) with acceptance-based principals (validation). It highlights the structure of DBT and defines the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT. This workshop is appropriate for mental health professionals interested in learning about DBT at an introductory level. Methods of instruction include lecture, treatment demonstrations, and practice exercises to illustrate the principles and strategies of DBT.

CBT is a broad framework, and within that framework, elements of DBT can be utilized and support people’s recovery efforts. For example, if mindfulness is discussed as part of a CBT session, specific DBT mindfulness skills could be used if it would be helpful and support the person’s recovery needs. CBT will remain the HHSC supported EBP for LOC 2 and will not be replaced with DBT.


None required, but knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is helpful.

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This workshop is Part 1 of Motivational Interviewing.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) focuses on exploring and resolving ambivalence and centers on motivational processes within the individual that facilitate change. This method differs from other externally-driven methods for motivating change as it does not impose changing, but rather supports change in a manner congruent with the person’s own values and concerns.

While this practice is not explicitly required in your performance contracts, the tools learned from this workshop help therapists and case managers in elevating therapeutic skills and helping clients attain recovery goals. We highly recommend this workshop for all therapists, case managers and supervisors. There are no prerequisites for this training. We will offer a 2nd installment of MI training focusing on continued skill attainment and coaching.  Special thanks to the Home and Community Based Services Program for sponsoring this training. 

Upon completion of the training you will be:

·         Familiar with the fundamental spirit and principles of MI

·         Aquainted with relevant evidence of efficacy

·         Directly experience the MI approach and contrast it with others


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There are no pre-requisites for attendance at this workshop. This training targets direct service staff and is not intended to follow a train the trainer model. The three-day training focuses on understanding the philosophy of nurturing parenting, assessing high risk parenting beliefs and environments, creating competency-based parenting lessons and programs tailored to meet the individual parenting needs of families, and implementing programs at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Participants will also learn how to monitor the success of families through on-going process evaluation strategies designed to measure the attainment of parenting knowledge and skills. Participants will experience hands on approach to implementing home based, group based and a combination home-based and group-based program models; learn how to administer and score the online version of the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI-2) and how to select the best Nurturing Program model for your agency.

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Person Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) is, "A highly individualized comprehensive approach to assessment and services that is founded on an understanding of the person's history, strengths, needs, and vision of his or her own recovery and includes attention to issues of culture, spirituality, trauma, and other factors"; (Institute of Medicine). The shift to a PCRP process requires essential, fundamental shifts in system, culture, and practice transformation and is mutually reinforcing with other changes in the field, such as the ANSA and CANS, Illness Management and Recovery, and required outcomes related to such factors as reduced hospital re-admissions.  

Prerequisites:  You must complete the following two PCRP online modules. 

Please go to and click on the CTI-EBP Online Courses and enroll in each of the courses below.  You will receive 2.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits are provided for the following two modules:

o   Module 1: “Introduction to Recovery and Recovery-Oriented Practices"

o   Module 2: “Introduction to Peer Support"