EBPI offers clinical training and technical assistance to support the implementation of EBP’s to community mental health agencies by collaborating with each regional behavioral health organization in WA State. EBPI’s training portfolio is informed by an annual needs assessment that is distributed to BHO’s and provider agencies who provide feedback into which training options they are most interested in as well as any new content that they would like to receive.

Incorporating Play In Evidence Based PractICe WEbinar

The webinar discusses practical ways to integrate elements of CBT and play for children’s mental health treatment. It specifically addresses how play  can be used as a means to deliver common techniques and strategies for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and disruptive behavior in children and adolescents. 


Engaging and Retaining Families in Children's Mental Health

This training is 2 part training over 4 sessions that address common barriers to engaging clients utilizing evidence based engagement techniques. Direct service providers and their supervisors learn about some of the logistical and perceptual barriers to successful engagement. They also learn strategies for addressing these barriers, and ongoing consultation to promote adoption of these skills. EBPI delivers the training as a consultation series in a learning collaborative format.

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STAY is a brief intervention for families with adolescents experiencing mild disruptive behaviors. The STAY model uses a hybrid of evidence-based strategies and techniques that include parent management interventions and components of cognitive behavioral therapy which are delivered through a multi-step approach over the course of 4 sessions. At the conclusion of the 4 sessions, guidance is provided as to how to transition a family into an extended treatment, if needed.


The 4 Basic Principles of STAY encourage the family to:

1. Slow down

2. Take interest

3. Assess your role

4. Yield to someone else’s perspective