Northcentral University Faculty Member, Dr. William E. Reay, to present at The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Training Institutes 2012

Dr. Reay’s Institute to Address “How to Improve the Outcomes of Evidence‐Based Treatments Using the Contextualized Feedback System”

Dr. William E. Reay, Director of Clinical Training and Professor of Psychology at Northcentral University’s School of Behavioral and Health Sciences, to present at The National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (NTAC) at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development Training Institutes 2012. This biennial training institute takes place July 25‐29, 2012 in Orlando, FL.

This Institute will focus on how service providers for youth with behavioral and emotional problems can improve clinical outcomes, better integrate specific services into complex service systems, and provide methods for relevant and feasible local evaluation using Contextualized Feedback Systems (CFS). The Institute will be given on Thursday July 26 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday July 28 at 8:30 a.m.

“Behavioral health organizations must adapt to the challenges of a complex client population, the demands ofstakeholders to provide evidence‐based treatment (EBT), and demonstrate measureable outcomes,” related Dr. Reay. “Recent advancements in electronic record‐keeping and sophisticated clinical feed‐back systems allow service organizations to generate  research‐quality data,” he continued. Dr. Reay is the President and Chief Executive Officer of OMNI Behavioral Health, a community integrated behavioral health 501(c)(3) Non‐Profit agency which provides a wide array of services throughout the state of Nebraska. Dr. Reay’s paper, published in the Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health
Services Research Journal, titled “Organizational Adaptation: Bridging the Research to Practice Gap” will be available at the Training Institute.

About Northcentral University

Founded in 1996, and located in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Northcentral University is an accredited, private, online university serving adult students throughout the world. Northcentral’s weekly course starts—with no physical residency requirements—are designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Degree programs are customized to each student’s interests, and faculty and advisors provide one‐to‐one guidance to ensure academic success.

Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and technology management, education, and behavioral and health sciences, Northcentral is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) supervises the  accreditation of Northcentral's School of Business & Technology Management. For more information, visit www.ncu.edu or call 1‐888‐628‐2078.