(WEBINAR) Building a Foundation for EBP Implementation


# of CE's: 2.0

CE Type: SW, APA                # of CE's: 2.0 CE's      0.2 IACET CE's


About This Course

Ensuring that EBPs are widely implemented and sustained in real-world settings presents unique obstacles. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles to implementing EBPs in community mental health will be discussed. A framework will be presented that highlights the importance of organizational readiness and leadership engagement when selecting an EBP. This framework has the potential to enhance leadership and supervisor confidence while implementing an EBP with their clinicians.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explore challenges and barriers to implementing EBPs in community mental health
  2. Identify strategies for overcoming obstacles and ensuring the long-term success of EBPs
  3. Foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among professionals working in community settings
  4. Encourage workshop participants to reflect on their own practices and begin to develop an implementation plan with strategies for sustaining EBP programs within their agencies


Intended Audience: 

Training is intended for leadership and supervisors invested in learning about the components of an implementation plan to support and sustain an EBP.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

2.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content


Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

August 1, 2024

Michael Williston



Penn Collaborative


Dr. Michael Williston is an Instructor with the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science. He earned his PsyD from La Salle University in 2011, and then completed his APA internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital, with rotations in forensic psychology and dialectical behavior therapy.  He completed his psychology residency at John F. Kennedy Behavioral Health Center’s methadone clinic in Philadelphia.  Prior to working at the Penn Collaborative, he worked exclusively in community mental health settings.  He is passionate about bringing cognitive behavior therapy to underserved populations and specializes in the treatment of adults and adolescents with substance use challenges.  His dissertation study attempted to increase intake attendance at a university-funded community clinic by means of an acceptance-based letter intervention.  The results of this research were presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and an article based on this study was published in Psychological Services.