About the Institute

In 2007, the Washington State Legislature passed House Bill 1088 which established the Evidence Based Practice Institute (EBPI). The Institute serves as a statewide resource to promote the implementation of evidenced based practices  for children and youth served by the mental health system of our state. EBPI collaborates with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, the Health Care Authority, Regional Support Networks, community stakeholders and family and youth advocacy groups in order to support the implementation of culturally responsive evidence based, research based and promising practices. An essential element of the EBPI’s mission is expanding a workforce both within the university as well as in the community that are prepared to implement effective interventions for children, youth and their families.

The mission of the Washington State Evidence Based Practices Institute is to improve the health and well-being of childrens served by the mental health system. We accomplish this mission by implementing, supporting, and informing effective interventions, training, and collaborative research.


Faculty and Staff

Eric Trupin, PhD, Director

Sarah Cusworth Walker, PhD, Associate Director of Community Workforce

Jessica Leith, MS, LMFT, Training Manager and Practice Coach

Georganna Sedlar, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Terry Lee, MD, Associate Professor

Joshua Leblang, EdS, LMHC, Senior Lecturer

Jason Medina, MS, LMHC, STAY Trainer

Savannah Johnson, Research Study Coordinator