Nevada Statewide Mental Health Workforce Development Forum

  • October 7, 2016
  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Greenspun Hall Auditorium, UNLV
  • Las Vegas, NV
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Nevada Statewide Mental Health Workforce Development Forum Pt 1

Introductions and Welcome Message
Ramona Denby-Brinson, PhD, Senior Scholar, The Lincy Institute, Assemblyman James Oscarson, Nevada State Assembly District 36

Opportunities for Strengthening Behavioral Health Workforce Capacity in Nevada
Angela Beck, PhD, MPH, Director, Behavioral Health Research Center, University of Michigan

Nevada Statewide Mental Health Workforce Development Forum Pt 2

Panel Discussion: Mental/Behavioral Health Workforce
Development Capacity, Challenges, and Opportunities
Audience Q&A

Nevada Statewide Mental Health Workforce Development Forum Pt 3

Thinking Behind to Think Ahead: What is Happening in Health Care Should Inform How We Train and Retain the 21st Century Workforce…or wandering the desert for 20 years – observations & learnings, cynicisms & optimisms, peevishness, provocations, & irreverences
Leighton Huey, MD
Board Member, Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce
Associate Dean for Community & Continuing Medical Education
Birnbaum/Blum Professor of Psychiatry
University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Screening, Brief Interventions, and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use Problems
Stephanie Borene, MPA
Project Coordinator, Southern Nevada Addictive Disorders Training Project

John Alamodin, LSW
Community Outreach Training Coordinator,
Southern Nevada Addictive Disorders Training Project

Nevada Statewide Mental Health Workforce Development Forum Pt 4

Panel Discussion: Mental/Behavioral Health Professional
Licensing in Nevada
Audience Q&A
Wrap-up, survey, evaluation

Highlight

Background

Nevada continues to experience challenges in its behavioral health system, particularly regarding access to mental health services, and a shortage of skilled professionals to meet the needs of the population. The Lincy Institute, along with several partners, has proposed a statewide mental health workforce development forum on 10/7/2016.

The Event

Planning partners for this statewide event include the UNLV Mental and Behavioral Health Coalition, institutions within the Nevada System of Higher Education, Nevada Division of Health and Human Services Department of Public Behavioral Health, and representatives from state government.

The target audience for the event includes local and state legislators, and other decision makers involved in the state mental health system. Stakeholders in the mental health workforce will be invited including representatives from private and nonprofit service provider agencies/employers, educational institutions, state licensing boards, professional associations, and public agencies.

The forum will take place in the Greenspun Auditorium at UNLV, spanning six hours (8:00 am – 2:00 pm) and will be linked to sites around the state , including Carson City, Reno, and Elko. The event will comprise morning keynote speakers, followed by a panel of various expert stakeholders, and a guided solution-based discussion on best practices, and strategies to develop a mental health workforce development plan for the state of Nevada.