We are changing our name. Here’s why. November 21, 2019

We are changing our name. Here’s why.

We have some very exciting news about the evolution of our organization. On December 4, 2019, we will be announcing our new name and brand, Center for Practice Transformation. As the Center for Practice Transformation, we will continue to fulfill our mission of providing training, research and consultation that inspires,… Read More

September 23, 2019

Training Update

Steve Carlson, MNCAMH clinical trainer,  packed up 35 E-IMR manuals and hit the road to Illinois where he will be delivering an E-IMR training as part of our Great Lakes Mental Health Transfer Technology Center (MHTTC) contract on September 23 and 24. And Tanya Line another MNCAMH… Read More

May 9, 2019

MNCAMH to Provide E-IMR Training For Intensive Residential Treatment Service (IRTS) Providers

Beginning June, 2019 MNCAMH will begin E-IMR training for Intensive Residential Treatment Service (IRTS) providers at four Minnesota locations: Marshall, Winona, Bemidji, and Brooklyn Center. The training will consist in-person training that includes didactic instruction, discussion, written activities and a heavy emphasis on skills rehearsal. The training will cover… Read More

April 12, 2019

Dr. Piper Meyer to present at School of Social Work Research Colloquium

Dr Piper Kalos-Meyer, Executive Director of MNCAMH will present the findings of a study that utilized the Individual Coping and Awareness Therapy (I-CAT) model to treat First Episode Psychosis (FEP) patients. Results indicated patients showed the greatest improvement in stress management, resiliency, and symptom reduction. The Colloquium takes place… Read More

March 9, 2019

University of Minnesota Discovery Magazine Features NAVIGATE Model

 Piper Meyer-Kalos, Ph.D., executive director of the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, was key in developing NAVIGATE. Aimed at early diagnosis and intervention of schizophrenia, the recovery- and strengths-based model, is focused on [participants’]… Read More

February 28, 2019

Engagement Initiative Begins at Kern BHRS

February 28, 2019 Tanya Line and Steve Carlson (MNCAMH Clinical Trainers) training the Kern California BHRS staff in Engagement Skills and Strategies. They are exploring Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs using a cup stacking and needs sorting activity. The objective of the activity is to help practitioners appreciate the challenges… Read More

February 25, 2019

Understanding Substance Use and Interventions in Child Welfare

In partnership with the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health, the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare is pleased to announce our 20th Annual Spring Child Welfare Conference! This year’s conference will be a two-day conference featuring local and national speakers. Day 1 will be web-streamed and Day… Read More

December 13 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Current Health Perspectives on the Legalization of Cannabis

The debate continues over medical marijuana and broadly legalizing its use among adults.  There are several public health questions about the potential medicinal benefits and health harms associated with legalization.  Attendees will learn about current research on cannabis, including issues pertaining to risk for mental illness and impact of the drug on brain development.  The presenter will also address several specific arguments in the cannabis legalization debate. Learn More

January 10, 2020 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Vaping and the Developing Brain: How big tobacco is capitalizing on adolescent brain development and what health professionals can do about it

Janna Gewirtz O’Brien, MD, FAAP Friday, January 10,2020 Noon. – 1pm With 1 in 5 Minnesota high school students reporting e-cigarette use in the prior month, health care professionals caring for them must understand the short and long-term impact on the adolescent and young adult brain. This… Learn More