Finding Evidence Based Information: Practical Tips for Mental Health Workers

Finding Evidence Based Information: Practical Tips for Mental Health Workers


Thursday, July 16th at 1:30 pm CDT

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Program Description:

Mental health and substance abuse providers and administrators are increasingly being called upon to provide evidence based services to their clients. However, finding scientifically sound evidence based information to support these new service requirements demands information retrieval skills and expertise new to many workforce members. Also, many sources of online information have restricted access or expensive price tags. I’ll present a brief history of the evolution of evidence based practice; describe and demonstrate relevant databases, websites and other sources of evidence based information; and instruct participants in using the MIMH Library to access needed resources free of charge. The intended audience includes clinical providers and administrators in the fields of mental health and substance abuse.

Program Presenter:

Christina Sullivan, MLS, MSW, LCSW, has over twenty years of professional experience as an academic health sciences reference librarian and information professional. Before becoming library director at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, she worked in information services at Washington University and St. Louis University. She is a skilled classroom instructor and lecturer on a variety of information topics including evidence based medicine, literature searching, and library research. Christina is a graduate of the Washington University Brown School of Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker experienced in providing individual psychotherapy.

Continuing Professional Education:

For $10 we offer the following accreditation which can be purchased during the Web Conference: The University of Missouri-Columbia Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.

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