Through intensive trainings and community webinars, Illume brings information about evidence-based practices to you from regional experts and internationally-recognized behavioral health leaders.

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Upcoming Events

Covid in Community: Suicide Prevention through a new Lens

Tuesday August 10 from 1 pm to 3 pm (central)

Join us for a free hybrid (in-person or online) webinar and keynote presentation by Bart Andrews, Ph.D. on Tuesday, August 10th 1 p.m-3:00p.m. (Central Time). Webinar will be in person to a limited number of individuals at 1001 Lynch Street. Zoom sign up is also available.

This hybrid presentation by Bart Andrews , Vice President BHR World Wide, will focus on how cultural vs. mental health is a driver of suicide. Modern day living is counterintuitive to a thriving human existence. Suicide prevention should be Attendees will have the opportunities to participate through online chats, and comments. Suicide prevention should be less about what is wrong with people and more to do with the world in which we live.  The webinar is open to the public. Behavioral health professionals who attend may apply for 1.5 CEUs.

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Recent and Selected Events

Illume has hosted several internationally-recognized experts to discuss the positive impact of evidence-based practices.

Trauma and PTSD in Serious Mental Illness

September 24, 2021

Keynote by Julie Blanco and Pallavi Nishith, Ph.D.

Grief & Loss: Understanding and Supporting a Grieving Community

August 26, 2021

Keynote by Caren Franke, MS

Covid in Community: Suicide Prevention through a new Lens 

August 10, 2021

Keynote by Bart Andrews, Ph.D.

Emerging from the Pandemic:  How to be Your Best while Transitioning from Surviving to Thriving 

July 7, 2021

Keynote by Dr. Gary Morse, Ph.D.


June 29 – July 1, 2021

Julie Blanco

An Update on the Clinical and Research Practices on the IMR Program

May 12, 2021
Keynote by Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D.

Evidence-Based Substance Use Treatment
February 11, 2021
Keynote by Robert J. Meyers, PhD

Current Trends in ACT Research & Practice
January 19, 2021
Keynote by Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD

Can a Recovery-Oriented System be Evidence-Based? Mental Health Practices, Processes, and Services
December 4, 2020
Keynote by Robert Drake, M.D, PH.D.

Parenting in Today’s World
September 17, 2020
Kevin Wells, MSW

Pursuit of Happiness Program
August-September 2020
Gary Morse, Ph.D.

Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness Training for Central Baptist Church
July 30, 2020
By Meagan Doty, LCSW

Recognizing Acute Stress Risks During COVID-19
July 27, 2020
Julie Blanco, LCSW, CRAADC, CCDP-D and Pallavi Nishith, Ph.D.

Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness Training
May 19, 2020
By Meagan Doty, LCSW

Parenting in Today’s World
May 29, 2020
Kevin Wells, MSW

Training Opportunities

Julie Blanco, Illume Director of Training and Technical Assistance

Call 314-615-9105 / Ext. 239

The Center of Excellence’s key personnel and “faculty” have extensive expertise in a wide range of behavioral health Evidence Based Practices training content and implementation experience that can be shared with providers, agencies, and system leaders throughout behavioral health systems. Our experts are available to speak about Evidence Based Practices, best practices, and promising practices, in a variety of areas. Our goals in these engagements are to share knowledge, raise awareness, decrease stigma, and promote compassion.