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NJAMHAA Fall 2022 Session 1 – Welcome/Keynote

1 CE Hour

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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.

Target Audience
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Name two major factors that underlie and contribute to addiction stigma
  2. Describe three effective strategies for addressing stigma
  3. Identify the terminology that is optimal to use to reduce stigma in different clinical and policy communication scenarios.
Social Workers

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.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Michael Hoge, Ph.D.
Michael Hoge, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of Yale Behavioral Health, which provides mental health and substance use services to adolescents and adults. Trained as a clinical psychologist, he is a founding member and the Senior Science and Policy Advisor of The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce. He is the senior editor or author of three major works by the Coalition: the SAMHSA-funded national Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development; the Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health and Human Services; and the SAMHSA and HRSA-funded Core Competencies for Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care. Most recently he has developed and launched the Coalition’s intensive Recruitment and Retention Learning Collaboratives in Behavioral Health. Michael has presented and published widely on workforce challenges and strategies. He has consulted to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and to numerous federal and state agencies, foundations, and provider organizations. He has been a member of two National Academy of Medicine (IOM) Committees that addressed workforce issues and Chaired the Behavioral Health Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint Commission.
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