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Child Mental Health Forum - Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Dr. Michael A. Hoge

Promoting Best Practices in Supervision in Systems of Care

Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
Director, Yale Program on Supervision

The provision of supervision to staff members who serve children and adolescents in mental health and child welfare systems has eroded over the past several decades. This has occurred despite the increased need for supervision, driven by larger and more complex caseloads, the shift from facility to community-based care, greater staff autonomy, and increased service and system complexity. This presentation will review an innovative model to improve supervision in these systems, which is in use within Massachusetts and other states. It is based on an implementation science approach that strengthens organizational practice and support for supervision, and pairs this with staff development on supervision best practices at multiple levels within an organization. The nature of these interventions will be described, with opportunity for participants to discuss the challenges related to supervision that they face within their own organizations.

Target Audience: Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the core functions of supervision in child and adolescent serving systems and organizations.
  2. Identify the two main elements of an approach to strengthening supervision in these systems and organizations.

 

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