Evidence-based teaching and the ongoing development of future and current behavioral healthcare providers is critical to providing the highest quality of care to people with mental health and substance use disorders. As our population’s needs change, for example the rise of co-occurring disorders and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), not to mention cultural differences, the behavioral healthcare workforce

is often cited as being under-prepared for these changes and unprepared to address new needs.

This section provides current information about findings and initiatives related to training & development, supervision & mentoring, evidence-based teaching and core competencies.