New York State Office of Mental Health Training & Technical Assistance Centers
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) currently funds two training and technical assistance centers:
In 2006, NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH) established the Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC) to provide free training to OMH-licensed agencies, programs, and providers statewide. The early years of EBTDC training focused on CBT for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and parent training for disruptive behavior disorders. Today, the EBTDC offers training in Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP), a clinical framework and decision support tool, as well as a wide range of clinical training in disorder-specific interventions.
The Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC), created nearly a decade ago by the NYS Office of Mental Health, is focused on providing OMH-licensed agencies, programs, and clinics, and the providers within them, with a broad set of business and clinical practice trainings geared toward improving the efficiency and effectiveness of state-delivered care. During this time of constant change in the health and mental health care systems' organization and financing at both the state and federal levels, CTAC faculty and staff are focused on helping NYS' providers with the transition to managed care (Managed Care Technical Assistance Center, or MCTAC), as well as assisting them in adapting to changes in billing practices and the provision of evidence-based care. All New York State mental health agencies, programs and providers within them can access this training.
CTAC training and TA is available to all NYS programs, agencies, and providers within them.
The EBTDC provides training to all of New York State's behavioral health and mental health care providers. EBTDC offers training on MAP, a decision support system for agencies/programs/clinics, as well as various online and in-person content-specific trainings.
The Community Technical Assistance Center is a training, consultation, and educational resource center available to all adult- and child-serving providers in OMH-licensed agencies, programs, clinics in New York State.
CTAC is designed to help NYS clinics address the challenges associated with the recent health care system changes in clinic regulations, financing, and overall healthcare reforms. IDEAS researchers work collaboratively with CTAC to assess how to most effectively and efficiently rollout quality improvement initiatives and evidence-based trainings to NYS providers.
Please note: CTAC trainings are only available to New York State OMH-licensed providers; for nationally-available trainings, please visit the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH).