Mental Health America (MHA) announced the creation of the MHA National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) credential. The certification allows those with the “lived experience, training, and job experience” to work along-side health care teams, and aims to create career paths and opportunities for peer supporters. MHA notes that the MHA NCPS credential does not makeContinue Reading.
Dr. Gail Stuart, President of the Annapolis Coalition Board of Directors, spent a week in March continuing her work with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program to expand behavioral health workforce development in Liberia. The trip marks her fifth visit to the country since 2010 to refine the curriculum she developed to train general nursesContinue Reading.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) released its recently published whitepaper about preparing generalist, specialist and behavioral health providers for practice in an integrated setting, asserting that substance use disorders prevention, treatment and recovery services are becoming more integrated with mental health and general healthcare. The paper notes that existing pre-service educational programsContinue Reading.