Centerstone Research Institute to Present at American Evaluation Association 2011

14 staff members will deliver presentations regarding values and valuing in evaluation

Bloomington, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a unique not- for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that 14 of its staff members will be participating in the 26th Annual American Evaluation Association Conference. The conference, which brings together approximately 2,500 evaluation practitioners and students from around the world to share best practices regarding the application and exploration of evaluation techniques, will be held November 2-5, 2011, at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, CA.

The CRI Evaluation Team will present four professional papers and four posters, facilitate a skill building and a professional development workshop, and host one think tank.

  • Dr. Kathryn Bowen (think tank): Comparing Feminist, Human Rights and Gender Perspectives for Evaluating the Impacts of Programs and Policies on Women
  • Dr. Heather Wallace, Dr. Sarah Suiter and Krista Davis, BS (skill building workshop): The Alpha and Omega of Mental Health Program Evaluation
  • Dr. Kathryn Bowen (professional development workshop): Gender Responsive Evaluation: Tools and Techniques
  • Dr. Charles Brown, Katie Sewall-Martin, MBA, and Tara Kirkpatrick, MS, ABD (two posters): Value of Sharing Data among Evaluators to Improve Outcomes of Clients Involved with The Criminal Justice System with Substance Abuse Issues.
  • Dr. Ajanta Roy, Tricia Amonette, BA, and Ellen Pogue, BA (poster): Evaluating the Impact of Well-Being on Displaced Workers
  • Dr. Charles Brown, Katie Sewall-Martin, MBA, and Tara Kirkpatrick, MS, ABD (poster): Sharing Data with Researchers to Inform Decision Making During Planning & Implementation Stages.
  • Jennifer Lockman, MS, and Heather Wilson, MSW (paper): Creating a Suicide Prevention Program for Staff in Juvenile Justice Correctional Systems: Eliciting Values- Based Feedback for Program Improvement.
  • Jennifer Lockman, MS, and Dr. Randall Reiserer (paper): Using Outcomes for QI: Evaluating MH Provider’s Perception of Using Routine Outcome Surveys to Measure Client’s Progress in Therapy.
  • Dr. Kathryn Bowen, Dr. Randall Reiserer and Ellen Pogue, BA (paper): Evaluation of a Rural Methamphetamine Treatment Program: Intensive Outpatient Therapy Using the Matrix Model Retrospective Gender Analysis in an Appalachian Context
  • Dr. Kathryn Bowen (paper): Evaluator Values: Framing Matters

The annual AEA Conference is an industry-wide gathering of professionals devoted to the evaluation of programs, personnel, technology, organizations, policies and products to identify strengths and weakness and help improve their effectiveness. AEA’s membership totals approximately 6500 members representing all 50 states in the U.S. and 60 countries worldwide. Please visit www.eval.org/eval2011/ for more information.

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving mental healthcare through research, information technology and clinical informatics. CRI conducts service and clinical studies and partners with leading research institutions to advance knowledge of mental health and addiction disorders and discover innovative treatments. The organization maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. CRI also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. CRI is a recipient of the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Innovation Award and the 2010 Best Practices Award by The Data Warehousing Institute. For more information about CRI, please visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.