To register for the training or for more information, please email CBHITraining@umassmed.edu.
The purpose of the CBHI Assessment & Clinical Understanding course is to improve the quality of assessment & clinical understanding throughout In-Home Therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, and Outpatient services in order to improve the overall quality and consistency of treatment for children and their families.
The training is designed for In-Home Therapy (IHT) clinicians, Intensive Care Coordinators (ICC), Outpatient therapists and/or their supervisors working with MassHealth members under 21.
This is an online training. You can move through the modules at your own pace during the duration of the training (usually 8 weeks). The facilitator will check on learners regularly to provide feedback on the Stop & Apply segments. You do not need to be on-line when the facilitator logs in.
The training is free.
Yes. This 10-hour training qualifies for 10 CEs. Learners who complete all 10 modules qualify for the CEs. CEs are $100 for social workers, LMHCs, drug and alcohol counselors and nurses. CEs for psychologists are $125. Read Important Information About CEs.
The modules address topics including:
The Training includes modules which can be used during supervision or be self-guided; case studies to teach skills; videos to demonstrate the skills; and sample assessment tools.
There are facilitators who will provide feedback during the Stop & Apply segments. The facilitators are seasoned clinicians and instructors who guide, help, and offer opportunities for learning.
We anticipate the entire training will take learners approximately 10 hours to complete.
Assessment and clinical understanding play a key role in the quality of IHT, ICC, and Outpatient services; and MassHealth quality benchmarks for IHT and ICC assessment (derived from MPR data) demonstrate the need for improved assessment skills.
Depending on your current role, this training provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, brush up on skills you already have, prepare to be a supervisor, and/or develop your staff training skills.
No. If your role requires that you be CANS Certified, you must still do that via the MassCANS training and certification website: masscans.ehs.state.ma.us. This Assessment & Clinical Understanding training helps clinicians learn how to use the CANS effectively within the context of assessment and clinical formulation.
The Assessment & Clinical Understanding initiative meshes nicely with the MassHealth/ Knowledge Center IHT Practice Profile. The Practice Profile describes the practice of conducting the assessment and developing a clinical understanding of the youth and family. The Assessment & Clinical Understanding training teaches clinicians how to conduct an assessment that conforms to the ideal practice as described in the Practice Profile. These principles of a quality assessment apply to Outpatient Therapy and Intensive Care Coordination as well.
The Assessment & Clinical Understanding training also helps clinicians learn how to use the CANS effectively within the context of assessment and clinical formulation.
In addition, like the Yale Supervision and Reflective Supervision initiatives, the Assessment and Clinical Understanding training supports supervisors as they support their staff.