NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)'s Regional Administrators to their Single State Authorities (SSAs) have joined forces to reach out to build awareness and educate freshman and sophomore college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the susbtance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specilazing in these disciplines.

These four Workforce Forums, located throughout the country, will focus on: the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines that deliver not only a fulfilling life of helping others, but the opportunity for advancement and creativity; each state's workforce needs; state certification and licensing requirements and national certification opportunities; networking and mentoring connections; and other professional development opportunities.  All four forums will be streamed online live and captured for future digital distribution through NAADAC.  Please see individual forums below for registration and specific training descriptions.

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring any of the below events, please email Cynthia Moreno Tuohy at cynthia@naadac.org.

Colorado

Louisiana

Northeast

Ohio

 


Ohio Workforce Forum

Sept. 8 Forum at Columbus State Community College


Resources

2016 NAADAC Workforce Initiatives
SAMHSA-NAADAC Career Education Ladder
NAADAC Student Road Map
Funding Options for Students
NAADAC Presentation: Understanding the Workforce Implications of Health Reform for Behavioral Health Providers

Questions?

Please contact Jamoya A. Cox, Disparities and Cultural Competence Manager, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, at 614.728.5687 or jamoya.cox@mha.ohio.gov.

 

Northeast Workforce Forum

 

Sept. 14 Forum at Southern New Hampshire University

Resources

2016 NAADAC Workforce Initiatives
SAMHSA-NAADAC Career Education Ladder
NAADAC Student Road Map
Funding Options for Students
VT National Recovery Month Proclamation
NAADAC Presentation: Understanding the Workforce Implications of Health Reform for Behavioral Health Providers
SAMHSA Presentation: Behavioral Health Workforce Development - 2016 and Beyond
RI Contracted Training Agency
RI Certification Board
RI Board for Licensing of Chemical Dependency Professionals Application
RI Peer Recovery Certification
Anchor Recovery Center Recovery Coach Academy
RI Licensed Agencies
RI College Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies Program
University of RI Certificate Program for Counselors of Substance Troubled People
Community College of Rhode Island
Johnson and Wales Counseling Psychology
Providence College Masters of Education in Counseling
Maine Licensing Requirements

Questions?

Please contact Dr. Annamarie Cioffari, Director, SNHU Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (PCMH) at 800.730.5542 or a.cioffari@snhu.edu.


 

Colorado Workforce Forum

Sept. 16 Forum at University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Resources

SAMHSA-NAADAC Colorado Workforce Forum Agenda
2016 NAADAC Workforce Initiatives
SAMHSA Presentation from Workforce Forum
SAMHSA-NAADAC Career and Education Ladder
NAADAC Student Road Map
Funding Options for Students
Internship State List for Colorado
CAAP: Ace the Internship Interview Sample Questions
Building the Behavioral Health Workforce Funding Initiatives
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Colorado Health Service Corps Fact Sheet
NAADAC Presentation: Understanding the Workforce Implications of Health Reform for Behavioral Health Providers

Questions?

Please contact Dr. Mita Johnson at 303.808.8466 or info@caap.us.


 

Louisiana Workforce Forum

Sept. 21 Forum at Southern University

Resources

2016 NAADAC Workforce Initiatives
SAMHSA-NAADAC Career Education Ladder
NAADAC Student Road Map
Funding Options for Students
Building the Behavioral Health Workforce Funding Initiatives
National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
Louisiana Governor's 2016 National Recovery Month Proclamation
Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors & Trainers (LASACT) Presentation
Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors & Trainers (LASACT) - Louisiana Addiction Counselor Training (LACT) Program
NAADAC Presentation: Understanding the Workforce Implications of Health Reform for Behavioral Health Providers

Questions?

Please contact Murelle Harrison, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at 225.773.4541 or murelle_harrison@subr.edu.