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CLA Workshop in September April 25, 2006

Posted by Ally Evans in General.
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Hi all – here is some information about the next (and final) CLA workshop:

Date: September 7-8, 2006
Length: 1.5 days (1 day Thursday, 1/2 day Friday)
Location: Madison, WI (Memorial Union)

Hotel information:

The Edgewater Hotel

Adolescent admissions April 19, 2006

Posted by ckeebaugh in General, PDSA.
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We have made a distribution of program information to area high schools in an effort to increase admissions. Have not gotten  any response as yet. We are meeting to discuss this and what we will do, continue information effort in different area, like pediatric doctors, or do something different. Team is still excited about the efforts. ckeebaugh

First PDSA April 7, 2006

Posted by pjohnston in PDSA.
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Two weeks ago the Vanguard program for adult women with children implemented its first PDSA with the aim to increase admissions. The program is sending an e-mail to its funding sources weekly reporting the number of beds available. The problem is collecting e-mail addresses to add to the distribution list, as the program was never one to use the computer. However, the distribution list is being added to slowly and our marketing and admissions department is helping. They are also part of the change team. We’ve sent out the availability e-mail only twice now and it is a little to early to tell of any impact. I can say we have not had any responses to it that we know of, but the distribution list needs to be expanded.

CEUs for CLA April 5, 2006

Posted by bhribar in General.
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The NIATx National Program Office will apply for CEUs from the Wisconsin Certification Board by the end of the week. The Board then takes between 6-8 weeks to review the application and decide whether to grant CEUs to our program.  Therefore, we should know by the end of May whether or not the Change Leader Academy will receive certification.  Once I receive the confirmation of certification, I will send a letter and the certificate of completion of the CEUs to all who asked for them.

Given the feedback I have received, we will apply for Clinical Supervisor and Counselor Recertification CEUs.  If you would like CEUs and have not already contacted me, please send me an email (mehribar@chsra.wisc.edu) specifying the type of CEUs you would like to receive.

Thanks, and have a great week!

Some movement on the SRS implementation April 4, 2006

Posted by ssmid in General.
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In receipt of the resources from previous post, I am moving forward with my team and going to implement the SRS. (conference call with 2 resources on friday 4-7 re. just how they have done it and just to get pointers).  Due to a vacation, I will be implementing on April 17 for 3-4 week trial.  Will track sessions and hope to see increased session rating and hope that it translates into increased retention to graduation.  With the short term trial, AND due to the fact that my "program" is 4-6 month, I will be making some leaps…but I hope to see some good info.

Rolling with first PDSA @ St. Christopher’s March 30, 2006

Posted by tking in General.
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We are up and rolling with first PDSA  cycle on AIM to decrease assessment no shows for our Evening O/P Clinic.

March must be blessed because there has been no madness.  No show rate has been 0% against a baseline of 40%.  First PDSA has been successful so will continue through next cycle.

SRS…anyone? March 30, 2006

Posted by ssmid in General.
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Moved from comment on another post.

I am totally overwhelmed as it seems that all of the momentum and direction of my “project” has TOTALLY changed. I think that the change is a good one but…In speakign with my ES, AND as a result of some challenges experienced, I am changing my first change cycle 100%. Has anyone ever or presently working with a Session Rating Scale, SRS ( a la Scott Miller)? I am curious as I am going to implement the use of this scale to encourage continuation through increased investment/empowerment of clients through provision of feedback on the effectiveness of the sessions…I hope! Any thoughts or experience with SRS? Tips for implementation?…HELP!!

New Change Cycle – Internal Adolescent Referrals March 30, 2006

Posted by rredmond in General.
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We've been struggling getting people into our adolsecent Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP) which is remarkable because we have scores of young adults in our CD IOP program.  We've realized that we're not getting referrals from our own adolescent inpatient programs.  The process change we're making (in week #1 currently) is to add 6 substance abuse-related questions and one discharge planning question to the adolescent inpatient psychosocial assessment form.  We're testing to see if this raises awareness and referrals.  If anyone is doing a project that is even remotely similar, I'd appreciate exchanging ideas.  Thanks, Rick (Acadia Hospital, Bangor, Maine)

p.s.  Any of you University Wisconsin folks reading this – University of Maine is looking forward to defeating you next week in the college hockey Frozen Four!

looking for ideas March 29, 2006

Posted by tvarner in General.
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I am just writing to let everyone know that I think that the biggest challenge that I have had since returning is finding the time to LEAD the team.  I have met with my Executive Officer two times and set one meeting…. where we talked about the frustrations that many have had – and to clarify the aim.. NOW we will start to move forward.. Any ideas to motivate people to want to work on my team when there are other teams that are already in process???

Force Field Analysis March 28, 2006

Posted by dmoore in General.
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In the Tuesday Change Leader Call, I had brought up the fact that although we had great success with getting our first PDSA rolling, I was concerned that the next several "necessary" (much needed actually) changes would be hard for the team to address as these changes would mean more, or at least different, work for some of the people on that team.  Eldon suggested using a force field analysis to encourage the team to be the ones bringing up the barriers and possible (not so pleasant) "solutions/changes."  I wanted to report that this tactic worked very well and ended up spawning the next PDSA which is a walk-in slot.  We have many more changes to make, but that session seemed to produce some great ideas.