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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The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) are communimetric tools that are used by providers to help structure the treatment planning and review process. The ANSA is a multi-purpose tool developed for an adult's behavioral health services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. The CANS Comprehensive version of Texas is an open domain assessment tool for the use in service delivery systems that address the mental health of children, adolescents and their families. It was developed to support care planning and level of care decision making, to facilitate quality improvement efforts and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services. It facilitates the linkage between the assessment process of identifying the needs and strength of the child and the caregiver and the creation of individualized service plans and the selection of evidence based practices used.

This one-day training will enhance the knowledge of certified users by developing skills in using the instrument(s) to engage individuals in care, translate identified needs into treatment/recovery goals, and monitor outcomes at the individual and local level. The CANS/ANSA Local Expert trainings will target team leads, supervisors, or staff members who will be designated as the "Local Expert" in the CANS or ANSA. Both the ANSA and CANS will be covered within this one-day training.

For additional information on the ANSA, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/

For additional information on the CANS, please see: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mhsa/trr/cans/

To become trained/certified on the CANS or ANSA, please go to: https://www.schoox.com/academy/CANSAcademy/register

For any questions regarding online certification, Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website site access, coupons, or problems registering for Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website, please email: support@tcomtraining.com

NOTE: Centralized Training does NOT oversee Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website. For questions or concerns regarding ANSA or CANS online only certification available on Praed Foundation Collaborative Training Website please contact the Praed Foundation via email: support@tcomtraining.com

To become certified as a ANSA or CANS SuperUser you must attend a face to face training. For SuperUser (face to face) training, please see the training calendar available on this website for any upcoming workshops.

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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 www.centralizedtraining.com 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"

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Aggression replacement techniques are intended to help children and youth improve social skills and decision making to better manage anger and reduce aggressive behavior. It targets the reduction of behavior problems, reduce criminal behavior, increase pro-social behaviors and improve anger control. Aggression Replacement Training®; is a multi-component cognitive treatment that promotes pro-social behavior by addressing factors that contribute to aggression. This treatment features three coordinated and integrated components:

  • Social Skills Training:  Teaches consumers what to do, helping them replace antisocial behaviors with positive alternatives.
  • Anger Control:  Teaches consumers what not to do, helping them respond to anger in a non-aggressive manner and rethink anger-provoking situations.
  • Moral Reasoning:  Helps raise consumers' level of fairness, justice, and concern for the needs and rights of others and how this relate to decision making.
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This course is intended for employment specialists, IPS practitioners, supervisors and vocational rehabilitation counselors, agency leaders, state leaders and IPS trainers.  Day One will include an IPS overview and IPS program fidelity.  Day Two will include information on how to help people to consider employment and engagement strategies and in the afternoon the session will be devoted to job development.