Director, Center for Innovative Practices
Richard Shepler, Ph.D., PCC-S email@example.com Dr. Shepler is the Director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, part of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. CIP is a Coordinating Center of Excellence for children’s behavioral health for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service. In operation since 2000, CIP disseminates Multisystemic Therapy, Intensive Home-Based Treatment, Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment, High Fidelity Wraparound, and provides consultation, training, and technical assistance on co-occurring disorders, system of care, trauma informed care and resilience. CIP is a collaborative partner with the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network) and provides content expertise on Intensive Home-Based Behavioral Treatment and co-occurring treatment for youth with mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Shepler is the lead developer of Ohio’s Intensive Home-Based Treatment model and worked collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to develop Ohio’s Intensive Home-Based Treatment rule ( 5122-29-28; http://www.mh.state.oh.us/assets/licensure-certification/rules/5122-29-28.pdf). Dr. Shepler is one of the editors of one of the first manualized training resources for Intensive Home-Based Treatment (Anders Cibik, P., Gwatkin S., Pastore, C. and Shepler, R. (Eds.) (1991). A practitioner's guide to home-based services: A resource manual. Akron, Ohio: Center for Family Studies, The University of Akron). He and his team have created comprehensive training modules on IHBT competencies. Dr. Shepler is also co-developer of the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT) model, one of the first treatment models designed specifically for youth with the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness. The ICT program has received the SAMHSA’s Science and Service award and the NIATx iAward, and has been included in OJJDP’s Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice Network. In collaboration with Terre Garner, Executive Director of the Ohio Federation for Children’s Mental Health, and youth, young adults and family members, Dr. Shepler co-facilitated the development of the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Resiliency Leadership Ohio initiative. The resulting work of this initiative, as well as, youth and family stories of resiliency can be found at www.resiliencyohio.org. Dr. Shepler provides training and technical assistance at the local, state, and national levels on intensive home-based intervention, youth and family resilience, systems of care, and integrated co-occurring treatment.