Professional Training Resources and Consultations with Dr. Yoman

Yellow_Water-lilyDr. Yoman provides consultation and in-service training for professionals to promote effective human services. Training and consultation are responsive to staff and management needs and the realities of the service system.

Dr. Yoman can help with:

  • Program outcome evaluation
  • Writing measurable goals linked to service outcomes
  • Treatment planning
  • Staff Training and Implementation Planning for Evidence-Based Care
  • Life skills assessment and training
  • Using group interaction to enhance training
  • Transferring training gains to new settings and maintaining them over time
  • Trouble-shooting training difficulties
  • Screening and referral for mental health and substance abuse problems
  • Clinical interviewing skills
  • Stress management
  • Personnel selection

Implementing Evidence Based Practices

There is much talk in the mental health field about evidence-based practices. While evidence exists for many mental health practices, various scientific bodies have developed specific standards of evidence required for the designation of a practice as “evidence-based”(see Chambless et al., 1998; APA Division 12 Website on Research-Supported Psychological Treatments). The idea behind such standards is to disseminate those practices which have had large and reliable effects on outcomes. Fulfilling the promise of such practices is challenging, in that one must preserve the potency of interventions amidst the demands of applied settings. Paralleling this process, development of a system for identifying and tracking valued outcomes provides important guideposts for effective practice.