Michael Hoge, Ph.D.Speaker Bio
The longstanding workforce crisis in behavioral health is now a full-blown national emergency. Staff turnover in mental health and addiction agencies is at unprecedented levels. There is a severe shortage of candidates for the many open positions in this field. Our Keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Hoge, has been addressing the workforce problems in behavioral health for over two decades. He will briefly review the forces that have created the current workforce emergency and share data on the severity of the problem. He will then describe the innovative actions being taken by selected states across the nation to address this emergency. Similarly, he will offer numerous recommendations regarding strategies that provider agencies, through their leaders, managers, and supervisors, can take to find and keep a skilled workforce.
- Social Workers
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Name two major factors that underlie and contribute to addiction stigma
- Describe three effective strategies for addressing stigma
- Identify the terminology that is optimal to use to reduce stigma in different clinical and policy communication scenarios.
Dismantling Stigma: Addiction, Treatment, and Policy, Course #4018, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credit.