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Registration Open: Ohio Matrix Model Learning Collaborative


The Matrix Model is a comprehensive evidence-based treatment practice that has been used to treat those with substance use disorders for over 30 years.  In an effort to implement this practice effectively, a learning collaborative approach is being used to assist a select group of providers in Ohio in installing this practice in local programs.

Your agency is invited to apply to be a part of a learning collaborative designed to enhance your implementation of the Matrix Model.  The Collaborative will involve:

  • A two-day face-to-face kick-off meeting and Matrix training (month one)
  • A one-day face-to-face fidelity monitoring training for Key Supervisors (month two)
  • Six (6) monthly peer learning calls / webinars (months two – seven)
  • An in-person close-out meeting with implementation story presentations (month eight)

Participant Expectations:

  • Send a team of two people to the kick-off meeting (clinician or clinicians who will deliver the Matrix curriculum) and ideally a key supervisor*.  The key supervisor role is to ensure fidelity monitoring so the practice can be delivered according to the model. Participants must be present for the full two-day training.
  • Clinicians should come with some skills in motivational interviewing (at least the spirit of MI) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Participate actively in ongoing (6) monthly peer learning calls.
  • Participate in a face-to-face close-out meeting (date TBD in early 2020).
  • Agree to purchase Matrix training materials (cost estimate to be $500-$700) per agency.
  • Attend one day key supervisor training.

*If a Key Supervisor is not available to attend the in-person two-day training, a person who will lead the implementation effort within the agency should attend (e.g. SUD program director, clinical director, other leadership staff).

Learning Collaborative Dates:

Application Available:                                    March 26, 2019

Application Deadline:                                    April 12, 2019

Connect to the application

Participant Selection / Notification                 April 26, 2019

Kick-Off Two-Day Training                            TBD (May/June, 2019)

One-Day Supervisor Training                        TBD (July, 2019)

Peer Learning Calls                                      TBD (August, 2019 – January, 2020)

Close-Out Meeting                                        TBD (February, 2020)


There is no fee for organizations to participate in the learning collaborative. Organizations are responsible for the cost of travel for their teams to attend a two-day meeting in the Columbus, Ohio metro area as well as the subsequent one-day supervisor training. Additionally, organizations will be asked to purchase training materials.

The Sponsors:

The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) in partnership with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS) is sponsoring this training and technical assistance offering. 

Learning Collaborative Faculty:

Training will be conducted by Sam Minsky, MA, LMFT.  Sam is a Senior Clinician, Trainer and Supervisor at CLARE\MATRIX.  Sam will be assisted by Ahndrea  Weiner, M.S., LMFT, LPCC and Director of Training for CLARE\MATRIX and Scott Gatzke, Director of Implementation for the Great Lakes ATTC, in facilitating peer learning calls.

For More Information:

Contact Ann Schensky  ([email protected]) or Louis Kurtz ([email protected]). 

Starts: Mar. 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 12, 2019 10:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 12, 2019
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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