Evidence-based practices book
Implementing Evidence-based Practices in Mental Health: Field Guide is a new book by Jeff Capobianco, Mary Ruffolo, James Svensson, Stephen Wiland, and Caroline Fricker. The book offers clear and practical strategies and methods for implementing multiple evidence-based practices at the same time. This how-to book is based on the experiences of Washtenaw County Community Support and Treatment Services in Michigan.
Health data analyst certification
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), is developing a new certification for health information management professionals. The specialty health data analyst certification will provide practitioners with the expertise to analyze, manage, interpret, and transform data into accurate, useful, and timely information. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and a minimum of five years of healthcare data experience, or possess a Healthcare Information Administration credential (RHIA) and a minimum of one year of healthcare data experience.
Healthcare data experience will be verified through the application process that requires work-related experience in healthcare data management, analysis, and reporting.
EIC’s Mental Health Report
The Entertainment Industries Council’s (EIC) Entertainment & Media Communication Institute has released Think Tank: Mental Healthcare Media Blueprint. The report was developed by experts from the medical, communication, and entertainment industries to develop a new direction for mental health concerns in America.
Book on neurobiology of addiction
The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment by Carlton K. Erickson, PhD, presents an overview of the roles brain function and genetics play in addiction. Changes in the terminology and characterization of addiction are explained, making the reader aware of the most current research. The basic tenets of neuroscience are explained as well. Dr. Erickson describes the neuroanatomy and function of brain reward sites, and the genetics of alcohol and other drug dependence. Chapters on the basic pharmacology of stimulants and depressants, alcohol, and other drugs illustrate the specific and unique ways in which the brain and central nervous system interact with, and are affected by, each of these substances.
Dr. Erickson also is a keynote speaker at next year’s
SECAD conference in Atlanta.