Technical Assistance & Training Services

Enhance Evidence Based Practices (EBP)

Have you ever sat with a person you are serving and wondered how to incorporate an EBP into your relationship?

While there is consistent research based evidence that interventions such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and Social Skills Training (SST) among others, can improve the outcomes for people participating in such services, training in these models often focuses on important organizational processes and protocols.

Learn the key underlying all effective mental health practices —the interactive process between the practitioner and individual served.

Become a practitioner who can effectively involve individuals in the interaction inherent in EBP models.

How? Enhance Evidence Based Practices using Evidence Based Process components of psychiatric rehabilitation, including:

  • How to develop and maintain a true partnership with those being served
  • How to facilitate an individual’s setting self-determined and informed goals
  • How to facilitate the development of positive expectancies and hope for change
  • How to facilitate people gaining insights about their own behavior
  • How to teach and support application of new skills
  • How to facilitate an individual’s linkage to and successful use of resources

Recovery facilitating service planning

Recovery Facilitating Service Planning is an interactive process of organizing the provision of services to focus on assisting individuals to achieve their self-determined recovery aspirations.

It is a goals-driven vs. problems-driven process in which the overriding question is, “What are the person’s hopes for a better life, and what services are needed and wanted to make progress towards that life?”

The recovery facilitating service planning process yields goals, objectives, interventions, and other service plan components and at the same time is designed to increase the individual’s sense of hope, self-confidence, and motivation.  It is intended to ensure maximum participation and ownership of the service/treatment plan by the person in recovery.

A primary focus of the recovery facilitating service planning process is to assure collaboration among all service providers (whether providing treatment, crisis intervention, case management, rehabilitation, peer support or other services) to assist the individual to reach her/his goals.

Staff training and technical assistance to integrate recovery facilitating service planning into your agency or program’s day-to-day operations is tailored to the unique needs, resources, and regulatory environment of your organization.

For more information about how to learn these components, contact either:

Rick Forbess (
Associate Director of Training,
(617) 353-3549


Marianne Farkas (
Director of Training, Dissemination, & Technical Assistance,
(617) 353-3549