Evidence Based Practices Symposium – April 8-9, 2014
Early Identification Approaches and Treatment for Underserved Populations

The Symposium is designed for mental health, child welfare, probation and education providers, along with EBP practitioners, supervisors and managers who are implementing evidence-based practices, or would like to implement evidence-based practices.

This year’s Keynote Speaker was Sonja K. Schoenwald, PhD, with the Family Services Research Center, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schoenwald spoke about her research in transportability, implementation, and dissemination of effective treatments for youth and their families.

The Symposium included tracks for specific evidence-based practices such as Functional Family Therapy, Aggression Replacement Training and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Workshops focused on advances in research and practice, enhancing clinical skills, and building organizational infrastructure to support practice implementation.

Additional workshops featured evidence-based practices for young children, youth, transition age youth, adults and older adults, such as Triple P Parenting, Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy and the PEARLS Model. Models that focused on AOD, implementation, model fidelity, screening tools, and program evaluation were also available.