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