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Collaborative Documentation


Collaborative Documentation

Engagement is key for improving health outcomes. collaborative documentation is a practice that facilitates engagement in that it gives persons served in treatment setting a "voice" for sharing their experience of treatment.

Collaborative documentation is a clinical tool that provides individuals served with the opportunity to provide their input and perspectives on services and progress and allows for all parties to clarify their understanding of important issues (SAMHSA 2012).

Specifically, participants will learn about:

  • Why collaborative documentation is an effective tool

  • Introducing the practice of collaborative documentation to the individuals they serve

  • Writing service or treatment notes in collaboration with a person served
  • After completing the training, participants will be able to:
  • Engage persons served in documenting a service or treatment session

  • Describe the skills training approach in psychosocial rehabilitation

  • Name and qualification of facilitators:
    Yves J. Ades, Ph.D., is a well-regarded leader in the New York City non-profit social service arena with over 25 years of experience in community-based behavioral health and supportive housing program design, development and management. Strong analytical, problem solving and risk management skills.

    Expertise in program/outcome evaluation, strategic planning and best practice implementation. Proven leadership in organizational expansion, new business "start-ups" and workforce development.

    Since 2014, Ades Integrated Health Strategies has provided training and technical assistance for the implementation of best practices that facilitate engagement with high risk/high need populations in the context of NYS's Healthcare Transformation, Trauma-informed Culture, Motivational Interviewing and Critical Time Intervention have been of central importance to providers seeking to enhance access to, and tenure in, services that address the social determinants of health for people with complex health care needs. Dr. Ades has worked with community-based providers and provider member organizations in New York City, Long Island, Rockland County and the Hudson Valley.

    Amanda Saake, LMSW, CPRP, is the Director of Training and the Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery at the Coalition for Behavioral Health where she provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to community behavioral health providers in New York City.

    In addition to these activities, Amanda frequently presents at regional and national conferences. Her areas of training expertise include: person-centered planning, integrating health and wellness in behavioral health, overcoming institutionalization, psychiatric rehabilitation, fostering recovery-oriented practice, facilitating recovery-focused groups, cognitive behavioral techniques in group work, harm reduction theory and practice, coping, social, & living skills training, and shared decision making.

    She is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Amanda is a graduate of Marywood University (Scranton, PA) and Columbia University School of Social Work (New York, NY). Amanda has worked in a broad range of community behavioral health settings including supportive housing, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), harm reduction, LGBT youth outreach, and Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) as both a practitioner and supervisor.

    Amanda has been a member of the Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s (CPRP) Board of Subject Matter Experts (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association) since 2013. In her current position, Amanda strives to build the capacity of community-based providers to deliver high quality, recovery-oriented services to increase service access and quality so more people can achieve the promise of recovery. Her commitment to the promotion of recovery-oriented interventions is also personal and predates her professional development, stemming from her first encounter with mental health services at the age of 17.

    *Information for Continuing Education:
    This course is approved for 3 LMSW, LCSW, LMHC, CE hours. CASAC/CPP/CPS CE PENDING. Please have your license number on hand.

    Important Notice:
    The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0098 and is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0121.

    For questions about CE credits please contact:
    Amanda Saake, Director of Training and the Center for Rehabilitation & Recovery at

    While this workshop is free of charge, there is a $50 cancellation fee if registrants do not cancel more than 24 hours in advance. To cancel, please email Deborah Short at:

    Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
    Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm | Doors open at 9:00am
    Location: The Coalition for Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. | 123 William Street, 19th Floor, Suite 1901 | Manhattan

    **If you have NOT received a confirmation notice after completing the registration process it means that you are NOT registered, please contact Deborah Short for assistance at: or call 212-742-1600 x 235. Thank you for your interest in our training.

    **We reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization based on the
    demand for the workshop/meeting.**