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

Upcoming Events

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

Wednesday, May 12, 1-3 p.m. (Central)

Join Illume The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence on Wednesday, May 12, from 1-3 p.m. (Central) for a webinar about Illness Management and Recovery. The free webinar will feature a keynote by Kim T. Mueser, Ph.D., about the evidence-based practice of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR).

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is an evidenced-based practice designed to provide mental health consumers with knowledge and skills necessary to cope with aspects of their mental illness while maintaining and achieving goals in their recovery. This webinar will provide an overview of IMR (development, model, program, evidence-base), and include information about its dissemination, as well as adaptations (I-IMR, E-IMR, and targeted IMR).
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Recent and Selected Events

In its first six months, Illume has hosted several internationally-recognized experts to discuss the positive impact of evidence-based practices.

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.

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

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

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.