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Division of Behavioral Health Services

Best Practice Advisory Committee: 2007 - 2008 Selected Practices

Statewide Adult, Child and Adolescent Practices

The Best Practices Advisory Committee has chosen the following practices for implementation during 2007 and 2008:

The Best Practices Advisory Committee advised the DBHS about Practices to implement for adolescents and young adults with the Department's two SAMHSA Grants: The Child and Adolescent State Infrastructure Grant and the Substance Abuse Coordination Grant. The committee selected:

Four Evidence Based Practices exist that agencies can select in proposals to the state to be implemented initially in selected agencies to iron out any implementation issues prior to a wider implementation. Initially, two agencies will be selected to implement the chosen Evidence Based Practice.

  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
  • Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy
  • Brief Strategic Family Therapy