Archived Grand Rounds Web Cast
The Shift to Evidence Based Practice: What Rural Providers Need to Know
John Morris & Kerry Lachance
Please note, CEU's are no longer available for this presentation.
John A. Morris, MSW
Department of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
USC School of Medicine
John Morris is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science and Director of Health Policy Studies at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He serves as Senior Policy Consultant to Compehensive NeuroScience, Inc., a pharmaceutical and biotechnology service organization. John is a past president of the American College of Mental Health Administration and of the ACMHA Foundation. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the National Mental Health Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc., as well as the National Advisory Council to the Georgetown Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. He is the immediate past-President of the SC Action Council for Cross Cultural Mental Health and Human Services, and is serving a three-year term on the Mental Health Policy Research Network of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Along with Michael Hoge of Yale, John is Co-Chair of the Annapolis Coalition for Behavioral Health Workforce Education; John and Michael are currently serving as consultants on workforce to the Institute of Medicine and are leading a year long strategic planning effort for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. John is former state director of mental health in South Carolina, and has worked in behavioral health for more than thirty-five years.
Kerry Lachance, MA, PhD(c)
South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Kerry holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida and is a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina in the School of Public Health. She is also a licensed Professional Counselor. An employee of the SC Department of Mental Health, Kerry has extensive experience in developing urban and rural assertive community treatment (ACT) programs and has consulted in several US states as well as in the United Kingdom. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a two-year SAMHSA grant to disseminate an evidence-based practice for youthful offenders and their families and is the project manager of a federal grant to replicate a supported employment model for persons with serious mental illnesses. Kerry’s current research interests include health implications of stigma and discrimination and the epidemiology of psychiatric disorders among gay and lesbian adolescents and adults.