Upcoming: Spotlight Webinar Series on Evidence-Based Practices

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Upcoming: Spotlight Webinar Series on Evidence-Based Practices

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Homeless and Housing Resource Network (HHRN) presents the Evidence-based Practices (EBP) Spotlight Series. SAMHSA’s EBP Spotlight Series will focus on innovative homelessness solutions to use when working with the individuals SAMHSA grantees serve. The series will comprise three 90-minute virtual sessions over a 2-week period. The first session will begin on a Tuesday and provide an overview of Critical Time Intervention (CTI), presented by an expert and a grantee that have successfully implemented the practice. The second and third webinars will take place the next week, on Monday and Wednesday, and will cover permanent supportive housing (PSH) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), respectively, using the same format.
Objectives of the EBP webinar series include the following:
  • Provide opportunities for grantees to learn more about the impact of interventions and how to address the complex issues faced by clients who are experiencing homelessness;
  • Identify the core skills used in EBPs being implemented by SAMHSA strategically to treat mental and substance use disorders;
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts (SMEs) to strengthen and implement evidence-based interventions for mental, emotional, and behavioral health promotion; and
  • Describe the key processes and practices to help bolster clients’ motivation to take steps to improve their lives.
Register for this webinar series.
Please send questions related to registration and assistance to: hhrn@ahpnet.com

Schedule of Events

  • Critical Time Intervention webinar: August 2, 2016 (Tuesday)
  • Permanent Supportive Housing webinar: August 8, 2016 (Monday)
  • Motivational Interviewing webinar: August 10, 2016 (Wednesday)
Each webinar will take place from 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT.


  • Scott Petersen, LCSW, CAC-III - Mr. Petersen has worked for more than 20 years with people affected by trauma, mental illness, and substance use. He has served as an outreach worker, case manager, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and program director. Mr. Petersen is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Peterson received his master’s in social work and master’s in arts from the University of Chicago.
  • Greg Shinn, M.S.W. - Mr. Shinn began his social work career in 1988 on the Bowery in Manhattan, where he worked in homeless shelters and performed street outreach in subways, parks, and flophouses. Mr. Shinn received his master's degree in clinical social work from New York University in 1993. Since then, he has worked in a variety of settings, including state psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home-based programs. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Shinn served as the director of social services for the John Heuss House, a shelter in lower Manhattan's financial district for individuals experiencing homelessness who have a mental illness.
  • Paul Duncan, LCSW - Mr. Duncan has provided direct services and leadership within behavioral health and homeless services. In his work providing housing services to veterans experiencing homelessness, Mr. Duncan worked with staff to implement a modified approach to CTI for a program providing rapid rehousing services. Mr. Duncan has provided CTI training to veteran service organizations within Southern California and worked to create a system informed of CTI practices, including bridge housing, rapid rehousing, and PSH providers. Mr. Duncan currently works at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority as the associate director of systems integration, overseeing Los Angeles coordinated entry system for single adults, families, and youth.
  • Ali Hall, J.D. - Ms. Hall is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an independent consultant and trainer. She has designed and facilitated more than 900 MI and MITI coding workshops for healthcare practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminal/juvenile justice professionals, and she provides training for trainers in EBPs. Ms. Hall offers MI coding and skill development coaching and provides consultation to systems for effective MI implementation.
  • Astrea Greig, Psy.D. - Ms. Greig is a clinical psychologist with specialty in multicultural psychology and working with underserved populations. She received her doctoral degree from University of Hartford, completed her internship at Yale, and her post-doctoral fellowship with the Veterans Affairs administration. She is also chair of the diversity committee of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a division of the American Psychological Association. She currently is at a unique non-profit called Boston Health Care for the Homeless, which serves individuals in need of medical and behavioral health care who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness.