Managing & Adapting Practice: PracticeWise Training

Bringing Evidence-Informed Care to Colorado Youth

PCMH aims to improve the quality, efficiency, and outcomes of children’s mental health services by providing training on the Managing & Adapting Practice (MAP) system for Colorado’s behavioral health clinicians. Email us to find out more.

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Colorado youth need better access to high-quality mental health care

  • Youth who have access to culturally-competent, evidence-based care are less likely to attempt or die by suicide.
  • The need is even greater in rural areas, where there is only 1 mental health provider for every 2,000 residents. 
    • In urban areas, there is 1 mental health provider for every 755 residents

The Managing & Adapting Practice System

Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) is spearheading the implementation of the PracticeWise Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) system in Colorado. The MAP system helps improve children’s mental health services by giving clinicians easy access to the most current scientific information and providing user-friendly measurement tools and clinical protocols. 

Using an online database, the system can suggest formal evidence-based programs or provide detailed recommendations about discrete components of evidence-based treatments relevant to a specific youth’s characteristics. Whether services are delivered through existing evidence-based programs or assembled from components, the MAP system also adds a unifying evaluation framework that tracks outcomes and practices on a visual dashboard.

Provider Resources and Training Opportunity

PCMH has received funding to provide free MAP training to behavioral health clinicians, with a special focus on those working in rural and frontier areas of our state. 

Through this training, you will receive: 

  • The investment in training and resources 
  • 40 hours of free training from a MAP Training Professional 
  • An invitation to a monthly community of practice hosted by a MAP Training Professional
  • 2 years of access to: 
    • PWEBS – online, searchable database of evidence-based practices 
    • Practitioner Guides – Practice Guides and Process Guides – summarized guides with the most common elements of evidence-based treatments for youth 
    • Clinical Dashboards – Microsoft Excel based tool for tracking and visualizing individual client progress along the history of clinical practices delivered. 
  • Increased knowledge and capabilities to use Evidence-Based Practice. 

This training will be held in regions across the state starting in January 2022. Registration will open this fall. 

Please contact to hold your spot or learn more.

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MAP System Benefits

MAP training and tools equip providers with the skills and support required to respond to specific mental health needs in their community. The system is especially beneficial to early career clinicians and those in rural or frontier areas due to the demand for generalists. 

MAP training enables clinicians to:

  1. Make informed treatment decisions and plans
  2. Develop measurable goals to consistently monitor patient progress throughout treatment  
  3. Clearly communicate treatment progress with the family
  4. Improve the continuity of care across child-serving systems

Participating clinics can expect to see improvements in all areas of the quadruple aim, including:

  • Better patient outcomes
  • Lower costs
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Enhanced clinician experience

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We’re committed to working with behavioral health providers across the state to increase the number of patients served, shorten episodes of care, and improve access to and use of evidence-based practices. For more information, please contact