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AMH Approved Practices and Process

Complete list of AMH-approved practices

Practices currently under review

AMH-approved practices by discipline and population


*******This page was last modified on October 31, 2012.


Addiction and Mental Health Services (AMH) established this list as an informational tool for providers to use in the selection and implementation of Evidence-Based Practices. AMH does not assert that this list represents a comprehensive compilation of all Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). There may be many practices or programs not yet reviewed by OMHAS that would meet the AMH definition for EBPs.


Some practices have been reviewed and have been found not to meet the AMH definition of an Evidence-Based Practice. By not adding these practices to the EBP list, AMH does not maintain that the practices are ineffective, only that rigorous scientific evidence for effectiveness is lacking.


AMH is reviewing its policy regarding the process for adding EBPs to the AMH-approved list. We are not currently accepting applications.  If you have questions or a practice that you would like to see added, contact Shawn Clark at (503) 945-9720 or Shawn.Clark@state.or.us  


How to Propose an EBP

Application for EBP Review  (PDF)  (Word) 

Instructions for AMH Application Review (PDF)

AMH EBP Revised Definition (PDF)   

AMH External Application Review Procedure (PDF)

AMH Internal Application Review Procedure (PDF)

Tools for Determining Level of Practice (PDF)

Re-evaluation process and form (PDF) 


NOTE: For practices that currently do not have a link, no data has been collected. If your agency is not accurately represented on this page, please contact Shawn Clark at (503) 945-9720 or Shawn.Clark@state.or.us.  

AMH is reviewing its policy regarding the process for adding EBPs to the AMH-approved list. We are not currently accepting applications.  If you have questions or a practice that you would like to see added, contact Shawn Clark at (503) 945-9720 or Shawn.Clark@state.or.us.


AMH-Approved Practices

12-step Facilitation

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Across Ages

Active Parenting of Teens 

Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices

All Stars

American Indian Life Skills Development

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ATLAS (Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids)


Assertive Community Treatment

BASICS: Brief Alcohol Screening and Interventions for College Students

Behavioral Couples (Marital) Therapy

Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents

Behavioral Therapy/Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America

Border Binge-Drinking Reduction Program

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)


California Smoker’s Helpline

Cannabis Youth Treatment


CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Childhood Anxiety Disorder

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse (CBT-CSA)

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cocaine Abusers

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Adolescents

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Project Match)

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma Focused)

Challenging College Alcohol Abuse

Child Development Project (CDP)

Child-Parent Psychotherapy

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy/Filial Therapy

Children in the Middle

Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP)

Class Action

Cognitive Retraining/Remediation/Rehabilitation

Collaborative Problem Solving

Commit to Quit

Common Sense Parenting 

Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA)

Community Reinforcement Approach (Adolescents)

Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) with Vouchers

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)

Communities That Care

Consumer Run Drop-in Centers

Contingency Management (w/o community reinforcement)

Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrated Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Coping Power

Coping with Work and Family Stress

Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC)

DARE to Be You (DTBY)

DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adolescents

DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Adults

DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Substance Abuse

Drug Court

Early Risers: Skills for Success


East Texas Experimental Learning Center

Enough Snuff

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocess (EMDR)

Families and Schools Together (FAST)

Families That Care: Guiding Good Choices (GGC)

Family Advocacy Network Club (FAN)

Family Development Research Project

Family Effectiveness Training (FET)

Family Matters 

Family Pyschoeducation

First Steps to Success

Friendly PEERsuasion

Functional Adaptation Skills Training (FAST)

Functional Family Therapy

Global Appraisal of Individual Needs

Good Behavior Game

Greater Access to EAPS (GATE)

Healthy Workplace

Helping the Non-Compliant Child

High-Scope Perry Preschool Program

Home-Based Behavioral Systems Family Therapy

Houston Parent-Child Development Program

ICCD Standards Supportive Employment

Illness Management and Recovery

Impact of Drinking Age Law

Improving Mood Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment (IMPACT)

Incredible Years

Individual Drug Counseling

Individual Placement and Support

JOBS Program

Keep a Clear Mind (KACM)

Keepin’ it real

Kentucky Adolescent Tobacco Prevention Project

Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)

Legal Blood Alcohol Level (effects of Maine’s .05% limit)

Life Skills (Botvin)

Lions-Quest Skills for Adolescence

Loving Touch, Parent-Infant Massage Program

Matrix Model

Medication Management

Message Framing

Moral Reconation Therapy

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Motivational Interviewing

Multidimensional Family Therapy

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

Multisystemic Therapy

Music Therapy- Dementia and Geriatrics

Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training Program

Not on Tobacco

Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Olweus Bullying Prevention

OSLC Treatment Foster Care

Outcome-informed Psychotherapy

Outpatient Treatment with Synthetic Opioid Replacement Therapy (Methadone)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Parenting Wisely

Parent Management Training

Partnership for Health

PATHS: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies

Pathways to Change

Physicians Counseling Smokers

Positive Action (PA)

Prepare/Enrich Program


Project ALERT

Project EX

Project Northland

Project STAR: Students Taught Awareness and Resistance


Project Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)

Projects Toward No Tobacco Use (TNT)

Project Venture

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress

Protecting You/Protecting Me

Reconnecting Youth (RY)

Relapse Prevention

Residential Student Assistance Program (RSAP)

Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP)

Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways - RiPP

Rural Educational Achievement Project

SAFE Children: Schools and Families Educating Children 

Safe Dates

School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program

Second Step

Seeking Safety



Seven Challenges

Skills, Opportunities and Recognition (SOAR)

SMART Leaders

SMART Team: Students Managing Anger and Resolution Together Team

Smoking Prevention Mass Media Intervention

Social Competence Promotion Program for Young Adolescents (SCPP-YA)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Start Taking Alcohol Risks Seriously (STARS) for Families

Stopping Teenage Addiction to Tobacco (STAT)

Strengthening Families Program (SFP)

Strengths Model of Case Management

Supported Education

Supported Employment

Supported Housing

Support for at-Risk Children

Teaching Students to Be Peacemakers

Team Awareness (for the Workplace)

Therapeutic Communities

Tobacco Policy and Prevention (TPP)

Too Good for Drugs (TGFD)

Too Good for Violence

UCLA Social and Independent Living Skills Modules

Wellness Outreach at Work



AMH Practices Currently Under Review


No practices currently under review


AMH approved practices by discipline and population