CPI News Brief Volume 13 Issue 4 March 2024

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Registration is Now Open for Three New CPI Webinars For Supervisors

Agency supervisors play a key role in ensuring that recipients receive high-quality services and staff are provided with the support they need to develop the skills, knowledge, and values to do their jobs. Good supervision has been linked to positive staff outcomes like improved job satisfaction, higher morale, and learning evidence-based practices.

Unfortunately, most people who become supervisors aren’t offered training or coursework before taking on this important role. This can make an always challenging job even more difficult.

This spring we will offer three new webinars featuring topics of interest to supervisors:

  • April 17, 2024, 2:30 - 4:30pm. “Burnout, Trauma and Compassion Fatigue for Supervisors” with Michael Blady, LCSW-R and Paul Margolies, Ph.D.

  • May 22, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30pm. “Cultural Humility Within the Context of Supervision” with Norman Kim, Ph.D., Michael Blady, LCSW-R and Paul Margolies, Ph.D.

  • June 12, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30pm. “Providing Group Supervision” with Michael Blady, LCSW-R and Paul Margolies, Ph.D.

Please note that these events require preregistration in the CPI Learning Management System. Please click here to register. Capacity is limited, so please register soon.

CEUs for these training events are pending approval.


Michael Blady, LCSW-R, is a clinical, training and program development consultant, and private practitioner. He was the Chief Operating Officer at The Bridge from 2012-2020. Prior to that he worked for the Institute for Community Living and Henry Street Settlement. In his 40+ year career in human services as a clinician, supervisor, manager, and agency leader Michael has worked with adults, children, and families across the spectrum of social service needs. Michael is an Adjunct Faculty Member at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, on the faculty of the Academy for Justice-Informed Practice, CUCS, and consultant for the Center for Practice Innovations. Michael is a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services, class of 1978.

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Paul Margolies, Ph.D. is Associate Director for Practice Innovation and Implementation at the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry (CPI), located at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. At CPI Dr. Margolies oversees implementation and training efforts for a number of initiatives that bring best treatment practices for those diagnosed with serious mental illness to the field, including IPS supported employment. Dr. Margolies is a licensed psychologist who received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Over the course of the past 40+ years, he has worked in community and inpatient settings in a variety of clinical, supervisory and administrative roles. His recent publications focus on implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices, the Individual Placement and Support approach to supported employment, and Wellness Self-Management. He has presented papers and workshops at regional, national and international conferences on topics including evidence-based practices, transformational leadership, organizational change, cognitive-behavior therapy, and psychiatric rehabilitation.

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Norman H. Kim, PhD. Norman is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the Center for Practice Innovations. and the co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity, a social justice focused consultancy. He completed his B.A. at Yale and his Ph.D. in Psychology at UCLA. His research and clinical interests include the social development of people with autism, the developmental course of bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. In conjunction Norman has developed an expertise in psychiatrically complex populations, and his primary areas of interest are the application of a transdiagnostic framework for eating disorders, taking an evolutionary approach to shame and anxiety, and minority mental health. He is a regular national and international speaker, educator, and passionate advocate with a particular focus on minority status and barriers to mental health care in marginalized communities. Most recently Norman was the Deputy Director of Ayana Therapy, a tech startup focused on providing culturally intelligent, adapted, and accessible care to marginalized communities, and was the co-founder of Reasons Eating Disorder Center.

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