Richard Shepler | Director – Center for Innovative Practices

richard sheplerRichard Shepler, Ph.D, PCC-S is the Director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

Dr. Shepler is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervising Counselor designation and is the external project lead for the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Intensive Home-Based Treatment initiative, for which he facilitated a team of statewide experts in the development of the state’s first Intensive Home-Based Treatment rule.

Dr. Shepler is also the 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 while also being included in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) 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 partnership with youth and families, Rick co-led the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Resiliency Leadership Ohio initiative and was awarded the Resiliency Leadership Award for his work. In partnership with youth and families, he has developed mental health promotional videos on resiliency and children’s mental health, youth and family stories of resiliency, and resiliency and suicide prevention, which can be found at ResiliencyOhio.org.


CIP Study featured in Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends crt-cover
An evaluation involving the effectiveness of the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT) model, a practice developed to meet the complex treatment needs of youth with COD. ICT is an integrated contextual treatment approach embedded in an intensive home-based method of service delivery, which incorporates a comprehensive set of mental health and substance use interventions into a unified treatment plan for each youth and his/her family. Featuring the work of CIP Research Associate Richard Shepler.

Behavioral Health in Ohio Current Research Trends | May 2013
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“The Integrated Co-Occuring Treatment Model: An Innovative Approach to Treating Youth with Co-Occuting Disorders”
Tampa, FL at Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

“Integrated Co-Occuring Treatment”
Tampa, FL at Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

“Financing Workforce Development”
Gaitherburg, MD at Academy of Effective Financing Strategies for Youth with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Challenges and Their Families

“Facilitating Resiliency for Youth with Significant Behavioral Challenges”
Athens, OH at Ohio Promoting Wellness and Education Conference

“Resiliency and Suicide Prevention Key Note Presentation”
Canton, OH at Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition

“Criminogenic Risk and Behavioral Health Need”
Tampa, FL at the Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference

 

CBI II and III: Model Overview and Ethics-2/25/15

CBI II and III: Stages and Phases of Clinical Activities-3/12/15

Risk Assessment, Safety Planning, and Crisis Stabilization-4/15

Meeting the Needs of Youth and Families with Complex Challenges-5/27/15

Child and Family Teaming-8/12/15

CBI II and III: Medicaid, Treatment Planning, and Documentation-9/17/15

CBI II and III: Tool Kit Training-11/19/15

 

IHBT Cuyahoga County Learning Collaborative Trainings

IHBT Overview

IHBT Basics Training

Resiliency-Orientated Practice for Youth and Families Training

Resiliency Training: Build a Trauma Informed Perspective for Schools Working with Youth with SED

Treatment of Youth with Co-Occuring Disorders

 


Richard Shepler | Personal Information

Email: richard.shelper@case.edu.
Phone: (216) 368-0160