Psychiatric Rehabilitation Workforce Development

There is substantial and alarming evidence that the current workforce is largely unable to deliver care of proven effectiveness in partnership with the people who need services.”  — Annapolis Coalition (2006)

Regardless of education, most behavioral health practitioners are not prepared to offer services that fully promote rehabilitation and recovery. In addition, most behavioral health agencies lack a deep and sustained process of training and supervision for building the recovery-oriented competencies essential for effective services for people with psychiatric disabilities. The most useful training efforts carefully integrate psychiatric rehabilitation principles, evidence-based practices, relationship-development skills that build engagement and motivation, and local factors or conditions that influence service delivery. An agency-specific work-based learning model can create a consistent culture of practice through staff orientation, competence-based instruction, on-the-job practice, and performance-focused supervision.

Available services:

  • Training
  • Curriculum and training materials development
  • Train-the-trainers program
  • Training program design