MAP Training Application

Application to be selected for MAP training
5-day direct service workshop

Note: Please scroll down after the introduction to begin filling out the application.

The mission of the South Carolina Center of Excellence in Evidence-Based Intervention (the Center) is to support agencies and organizations in the selection and implementation of evidence-based interventions to promote youth and family well-being and to address challenges related to behavioral health problems and substance use. Our vision is to make evidence-based support and intervention available when and where youth and families need them, promote excellence and accountability in service provision, and encourage a ready workforce through education and support efforts.

As part of its mission and vision, the Center of Excellence is providing resources to support Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) Direct Service Workshop for 24 participants on January 29 – February 2, 2018 in Columbia, SC. As a first step to be considered for a training seat, please complete this application. Participants will be selected by the Center and will be notified by January 2, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: This application does not guarantee a seat in the training.

After you complete this application, your supervisor will be contacted by the Center to confirm her/his support for the application.

Beyond the training, agencies and providers should be prepared to independently support the annual cost of access to the MAP resource materials (approximately $260 per user) and the fees for providers to maintain their MAP credentials ($158 per therapist, every three years). The Center sponsored training covers access to MAP resources for one year.

Overview of Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)

MAP is a system designed to support clinicians in identifying evidence-based interventions (EBI’s) as well as key components of EBI’s for use with specific clinical cases. MAP originated in a System of Care in Hawaii to improve outcomes and quality of care for children and adolescents.

MAP can address a wide variety of presenting problems in children and adolescents ages 0-18, including but not limited to:

  • disruptive behavior problems
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • substance use
  • traumatic stress
  • suicidality
  • ADHD

MAP is flexible, allowing clinicians to create individualized approaches to treatment.

The MAP System includes methods to evaluate client progress and outcomes.

Three key online MAP Resources guide treatment delivery:

  • Comprehensive PracticeWise Evidence Based Services Database for identifying interventions and intervention components
  • Clinical Dashboards used to track client progress in treatment
  • Practitioner Guides that provide clear checklists and handouts for effective treatment components

MAP resources can be obtained online by creating an account ( The annual fee for access to these resources is $260 for an individual user; group discounts and institutional/organization subscriptions are available.

Training to become a MAP Therapist

A MAP Therapist credential can be earned by participating in the PracticeWise MAP Direct Service Curriculum.

The Direct Service Curriculum is 52 hours, involving 40 hours of didactic review and rehearsal (e.g., role plays and exercises), plus 12 hours of supervised case experience.

The MAP Professional Development Program allows individuals to complete this curriculum in a variety of ways, including partial online learning, pre-service training through an approved MAP Instructor at a university or training institute, supervision from a credentialed MAP Supervisor (see below), or training from a MAP Training Professional.

The most common way to complete this curriculum involves participation in a 5-day Direct Service Workshop, which includes follow-up consultation from a PracticeWise Training Professional.

The Direct Service Workshop is performed on 5 consecutive days for one week for a cohort of 24 individuals.

After the workshop, participants divided into groups of up to 8 individuals to participate in 12 consultation calls over a 6-month period to support application of MAP with at least two cases.

Participants submit a MAP Therapist Portfolio for review by PracticeWise as the last step in becoming a MAP Therapist.

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