Data suggests that only 4% of psychologists specialize in meeting the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of the rapidly expanding population of older adults. The April 2015 edition of the American Psychologist offers a blueprint for the profession to increase the capacity of its workforce to meet these needs. The lead author of theContinue Reading.
Gail W. Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA). Dr. Stuart is dean and a tenured distinguished university professor in the MUSC College of Nursing. She is also a professorContinue Reading.
In March of 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released Provider- and Practice-Level Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care. Accompanying these competency sets is A Guidebook of Professional Practices for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration. This work was conducted under the auspices of Westat by a project team andContinue Reading.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final validated set of competencies for direct service workers. Known as the Roadmap of Core Competencies for the Direct Services Workforce, this cross-sector competency set is the product of a four-year process of development funded by CMS and conducted under the auspices of theContinue Reading.