The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health’s mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence-based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery-oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH’s system-transformation initiatives.


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IMHATT Program Completion List

  • 18 June 2020

Access a list of OMH-licensed programs where at least one staff person has earned an Integrated Mental Health Mental Health/Addictions Treatment Training (IMHATT) certificate. People earn an IMHATT certificate after completing 29 online training modules that include basic, intermediate, and advanced skills in integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders including tobacco dependence.

CPI NewsBrief: CPI's Third in a Series of Psychopharmacology Modules is Now Available - Pharmacological Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Nuts and Bolts

  • 10 June 2020

This online training module is designed for psychiatrists and nurse practitioners with all levels of experience.

Our goal is to provide content that is relevant for your practice and more engaging than typical pharmacology lectures that review medication after medication without needed clinical context.

This module features Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. who is the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Director of the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Simpson is an expert in the treatment of OCD, including psychopharmacologic interventions. In this module, Dr. Simpson helps us understand some of the complexities of OCD treatment, including when to think about medications versus psychotherapy, and strategies to dose, monitor, and when necessary change medications.

CPI NewsBrief: New Certificate Program Just Added to the CPI Academy: PSYCHOTHERAPY

  • 8 June 2020

The CPI Academy is designed to provide you with up-to-date knowledge about important cross-cutting topics of interest for the behavioral health practitioner.  Each curriculum has been carefully designed to allow easy and efficient access within our learning management system ("CPI Learning Community").

Certificates are issued for completion of each curriculum, and continuing education credits are associated with many of these online training resources.

We have now released our latest certificate program - PSYCHOTHERAPY. 

Additional programs are under development, with more to come!

CPI NewsBrief: Cognitive Health Basics New Knowledge Builder Module Now Available

  • 5 June 2020

Did you know that:

  • Cognitive health includes:
    • Staying sharp
    • Being alert, and 
    • Having a good memory
  • Cognitive problems are one of the three major reasons why some people with persistent, severe psychiatric disorders struggle with everyday life
  • Cognitive deficits in schizophrenia predict functional disability
  • Cognitive skills include:
    • Speed of processing
    • Memory
    • Attention
    • Reasoning, and 
    • Tact 
  • Cognition is very treatable

Catalogues Are Now Available for CPI's Learning Management System and Website Consumer Portal

  • 18 March 2020

Did you know that we now have two catalogues that describe our e-learning resources? 

The Online Module Catalogue lists and provides information about 90+ online modules that are currently found in our Learning Management System (

The Consumer and Family Portal lists and provides information for providers, consumers and their families.


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