Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO

Using a trademarked technological platform and methodology developed at the University of New Mexico, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO program offers participants:

* Opportunities to present complex cases and to receive written recommendations from multidisciplinary experts
* Opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to manage complex conditions in their own communities and to be part of a community of practice
* Brief lectures and case-based learning on topics of special interest
* Free, convenient continuing professional education

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Experts

Nichole Ammon, M.Ed., LPCC-S, Integrated Physical and Mental Health Care
Bobbi Beale, Psy.D., Trauma
Marjorie Cook, Parent Peer Support/Education Advocacy
Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacy
Patrice M. Fetzer, LISW-S, Director, Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, NEOMED
Chris Filler, RN, BSN, Autism-Spectrum Disorders and Low-Incidence Disabilities
Julie Gentile, M.D., DFAPA, Psychiatry, Intellectual Disabilities
Patricia Goetz, M.D, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Steven Jewell, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Rick Shepler, Ph.D., PCC-S, Director, Center for Innovative Practices, Case Western Reserve University
P. Cooper White, M.D., Pediatrics
Denise Ben Porath, Ph.D., Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Kim Meyer, M.Ed., LPCC-S, LICDC, Trauma/Clinical Mental Health
Mike Fox, M.Ed., LPCC-S, CCDCIII, Substance Abuse
Jami Brewer, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO Coordinator


Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month via Zoom technology from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To join the Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO or to learn more, email: SystemofCareECHO@neomed.edu

July 11, 2019

System of Care Principles

Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-S



Aug. 1, 2019

Impact of trauma on parenting


Bobbi Beale, Psy.D.

Aug. 15, 2019

Service Coordination

Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-S


Sept. 5, 2019

Resilience Success Plan: Sharing what works


Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Sept. 19, 2019

Shared Decision Making

Steven Jewell, M.D., and Marjorie Cook


Oct.  3, 2019


Bobbi Beale, Psy.D.


Oct. 17, 2019

Parent voice; parent peer support

Marjorie Cook, Parent advocate


Nov. 7, 2019

Youth voice: Youth peer support

Angela Lariviere, Director, Youth MOVE; Kassandra Sheets, MSW


Nov. 21, 2019

Special Education: IEP

Marjorie Cook, Parent advocate


Dec. 5, 2019

Resilience: Skills

Bobbi Beale, Psy.D.


Dec. 19, 2019

Resilience: positive connections and supports

Rick Shepler, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Please visit the NEOMED: Project ECHO YouTube Channel for video recordings of Ohio Systems of Care lectures. Click Here

THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN PLANNED and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through the co-sponsorship of Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Department of Family Medicine. Northeast Ohio Medical University is accredited by the ACCME and the ACPE to provide continuing education for physicians and pharmacists.

Evaluate youth and young adults with difficult comorbid intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use and mental health conditions, with consideration of social and environmental factors (i.e. social determinants of health), using a collaborative, person-centered approach to the care of youth, young adults, and families (i.e. better integration of services and behavioral health care).
* Describe and implement best practices in the treatment of children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, and mental health conditions.
* Distinguish the level of care needed for complex cases, identify appropriate referral sources and promote the use of a warm hand-off during such transitions in care.
* Identify applicability and challenges in implementing a collaborative team-based approach to care.
* Educate youth, young adult, family other community/social supports, normalizing mental and emotional /behavioral aspects of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and mental illness and substance use disorders (to reduce stigma).

Northeast Ohio Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO is a public service offered by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University.