Rural Behavioral Health Web Casts/Webinars

Satellite dish graphic Archived Grand Rounds Web Cast


Rural Behavioral Health Workforce Development: Training, Recruitment, and Retention to Ensure Quality Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


Dr. Michael Hoge and Dr. Mimi Bradley
May 23, 2006

At the conclusion of the Web cast, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the nature and magnitude of recruitment and retention problems in behavioral health.
  • Identify strategies being utilized nationally to improve recruitment and retention.
  • Identify strategies tailored to rural and frontier areas to improve recruitment and retention.

Power point presentation

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Photo of Michael Hoge, Ph.DMichael Hoge, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology in the Psychiatry Department at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Director of Yale Behavioral Health.  He is the immediate past Chair of the Behavioral Health Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  Dr. Hoge is an expert on workforce development in behavioral health.  He is a founding member and current Chair of the Board of Directors of The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, which initiated a national, inter-professional effort to improve the recruitment, retention and training of individuals who provide prevention and treatment services for persons with mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  He is also the senior editor of the forthcoming National Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development, which was commissioned by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Dr. Hoge has consulted on behavioral health workforce issues to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and to multiple states and organizations.  He participated in the Institute of Medicine’s Health Professions Education Summit and co-authored a background paper on workforce issues for the IOM Committee on Crossing the Quality Chasm: Adaptation to Mental Health and Addictive Disorders.  Currently he leads a workforce transformation effort for the State of Connecticut focused on the role of all health and human service providers in meeting the behavioral health needs of the state’s population. 


Research Associate with the WICHE Mental Health Program, Mimi Bradley, Psy.D., earned her doctoral degree from California School of Professional Psychology, San Francisco Bay Area campus. She completed her post-doctoral internship with the WICHE Mental Health program through the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. Mimi’s clinical experience includes individual, family, and group psychotherapy, and her specialties include rural mental health, behavioral health workforce development, forensic psychology, trauma, and multicultural issues. She is trained in program evaluation, research methods, and administration psychology, enabling her to integrate clinical knowledge with programmatic evaluation procedures.