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June 13 2012
08:00AM - 05:00PM

161 S Beech Street
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Evidence-Based Case Management

PLEASE NOTE: This training is no longer being offered. If you are interested this training, please contact us at [email protected].

Learn how evidence-based and strength-centered case management practices can improve outcomes for your clients.

Effective case management practices involve a collaborative process of assessing, planning, facilitating, and advocating for options and services that will most effectively meet a client’s individual needs. This training will teach participants how to help their clients achieve desirable outcomes by promoting strengths-based interventions which link individuals to appropriate resources. By integrating the Stages of Change, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-Based interventions, you will learn to enhance your case management skills and better support your clients.


  • To differentiate traditional deficit-centered case management practices from new evidence-based and strength-centered approaches;
  • Effective client interviewing skills for building healthy collaborative client relationships;
  • Motivational interviewing strategies to increase intrinsic motivation;
  • The importance of empathy in the therapeutic relationship;
  • To help clients set attainable goals and facilitate achievement of their goals;
  • To use warm transfers to ensure integrated client services delivery;
  • To write more effective goals, objectives and interventions for increased accountability and improved client outcomes;
  • To determine clients’ level of readiness and use this to work efficiently toward desired goals;
  • Case management process, interventions and discharge cues;
  • Stages of Change.

Who Should Attend:

  • Workers in mental health, including substance use, developmental disabilities and mental illness;
  • Community and family services agencies;
  • Social workers and substance abuse counselors;
  • Adult and juvenile case managers, supervisors and managers;
  • Probation officers, supervisors and managers;
  • Housing, homelessness programs & resident populations managers;
  • Youth services programs;
  • Veteran services programs;
  • Workforce specialist;
  • Nursing care professionals;
  • DWI court administrators;
  • Agency trainers.

About the Trainer: Mark Lowis, LMSW, MINT

In 28 years of practice, Mr. Lowis has worked in various mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in both the public and private sector. His experience includes case management, direct clinical therapy, supervision, staff development, and management of adult and juvenile justice programs including a very specialized program for Parolee-Sex Offender Alcoholics and Addicts. He is a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Michigan and a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and carries advanced credentials in other evidence based practices. He is a professional consultant to the Wayne State University School of Medicine – Michigan Fidelity Assessment Support Team (MIFAST), and the Michigan Integrated Treatment Committee (ITC).

Continuing Education Credits

This training has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • 6.5 NASW Category I Continuing Education hours for licensure – Authorization Number 2899.
  • 6.5 LADC Category 3, Category 6, Category 7, Category 8, Category 9, Category 11 Levels of Competency Continuing Education hours for licensure.

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