In order to increase use of evidence-based practices, we provide training to practitioners serving families affected by substance use and related behavior problems such as ADHD. Training focuses on increased family involvement in treatment, enhanced family relational and coping skills, and facilitating education on medication use.
Our trainings include live online and self-guided formats, as well as video-based learning, educational manuals and consultations. They are tailored to the needs of behavioral health clinicians, physicians and other medical staff, home visiting and wraparound workers, school counselors, paraprofessionals, peer supports and other providers.
Centering family involvement
The current science tells us that relational treatment is most effective. Rather than understanding problems as solely existing within people, we are invested in identifying solutions that exist between people and between people and larger systems.
Enhancing family relationships and relations to systems can support practitioners in embracing a paradigm shift. While most providers identify the value in increasing family participation in treatment of a loved one’s substance use problem, adapting their clinical practice is a challenge.
Inviting improvement in family skills
Trainings support practitioners in teaching more effective behaviors to individuals with substance use and their families, and promoting self-care among family members. Skills that practitioners can offer include positive communication, principles of positive reinforcement, problem- solving and more.
Facilitating education on medication use
Effective medication exists for several behavioral health problems and is also widely under-utilized. Family involvement in understanding medication and making decisions around its use is vital. Trainings support practitioners in promoting informative conversations between individuals who could benefit from medication and their loved ones. As a result, individuals and their families can become more informed and supported around treatment plans.
Available training curricula
Clinical trainings are developed and facilitated by the following behavioral scientists and training staff.
About the Inclán Clinical Training Academy
Both the faculty and the research and training goals of the academy have been mentored and inspired by Dr. Jaime Inclán, PhD. Dr. Inclán is a world-renowned family therapy theorist, trainer and practitioner. For the past 40 years he has been committed to a pioneering vision for healing: family-centered care embedded in the local community. He has trained numerous generations of clinicians in a model for behavioral health care that is grounded in social justice and focused on under-resourced communities.
Our longstanding collaboration with Dr. Inclán and the organization he founded, the Roberto Clemente Center, has yielded numerous advancements in the understanding of how family therapy can transform the lives of young people who are struggling, and how clinicians can become socioculturally attuned agents of change.