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Clinical Best Practices

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is used to identify, reduce and prevent risky alcohol and drug use before it reaches the diagnostic level of addiction. Additionally, SBIRT services can help those with an addiction enter and stay in treatment.

Motivational Interviewing

  • Help people live with mental illness, addiction and other chronic conditions by creating a dialogue about positive behavior change. Using four fundamental processes — Engaging, Focusing, Evoking and Planning — you can open a dialogue about making life-changing decisions.

Collaborative Documentation

  • Community behavioral health organizations adopting the collaborative documentation model (documenting during the session in collaboration with consumers) as a clinical tool realize improved outcomes and increased efficiencies. Learn how to implement collaborative documentation in services for adults, children, and families to increase patient engagement and education, enhance compliance with documentation requirements, improve real-time access to clinical information, and foster information sharing with other providers.

DLA-20 Outcomes Measurement

  • A research-backed outcomes measurement tool — the Daily Living Activities-20 — measures mental illness or disability’s impact on daily living areas. A copyrighted tool, the DLA-20 is free to use after a 3.5-hour webinar training by MTM Services. The DLA-20 provides valid scores and consistent utilization for healthcare report cards. It also yields critical information for treatment planning and estimating Axis-V (global assessment of functioning) of the DSM-IV and supports psychiatric approval for Medicaid reimbursement and healthcare reporting standards.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • In response to the dramatic increase in heroin- and opioid-related overdoses and continued negative health outcomes stemming from tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, the National Council for Behavioral Health provides consulting on expanding the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) through several different modalities.

Children’s Behavioral Health

  • Mental illnesses and addictions affect individuals, children and families year round, and our work to address them is never ending. Contact us today to learn more about our children’s behavioral health consulting.

Psychiatrist Roles in Health Care Settings