Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
Goals of Mentor Research Institute (MRI) Continuing Education Programs: MRI provides psychologists and professionals of other mental health disciplines with opportunities to participate in a variety of formal learning activities. These activities, while primarily focused on issues of clinical practice in psychology, also offer education which supports psychologists and other mental health professionals in their adaptation to changes in technology, requirements for medical collaboration, state laws, and to third party payer, and federal and state requirements. The clinical and current issues programs developed and or presented by MRI allow psychologists and other mental health professionals to maintain develop and increase their competencies, to improve their services to the public and to develop their ability to contribute to their profession. Participants in an MRI sponsored continuing education event who wish to make complaint about that event may contact MRI at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Dr. Michaele Dunlap at 503-227-2027 x10.
MRI currently maintains a web site that is designed to provide people with consumer protection information. MRi also provides parents with information about intervention programs including adventure, outdoor and wilderness programs for youth at risk.
MRI conducts research in the areas of mental health treatment outcomes supporting the use of standardized measures of patient satisfaction, therapist alliance, progress, process and outcomes.
The program consists of three
1. Sentinel. "An Online screening and risk assessment tool that allows student to anonymously answer questions available on a smartphone, a tablet or a computer. The system processes that data an creates a unique video specific to the issues identified by students.
2. A "Cop and a Doc". A program that pairs a school resource officer (SRO) with a volunteer clinical psychologist (or physician) who meets with the SRO once a week for an hour and for occasional phone calls that pertain to helping the police officer to interact more effectively based on understanding of adolescent behavior, psychology and mental health.
3. SRO Referral Portal. The SRO is given access to an on-line schedule and the authority to make appointments with mental health professionals participating in "Connecting Care".
The Independent Practice Integrated Care ( IPIC) project being developed by AMHA-USA, AMHA-OR, COMHPA, WOMHA and MRI is created in response to government-mandated changes to health delivery. The focus of this project is to assure that independent mental health providers can participate in the evolving system. Quality is defined by the Triple Aim of the Affordable Care Act as measures of (1) access, (2) improved group health and well-being and (3) management or containment of cost.