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Conversations with the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health – Public forums to be held around the state this summer!

The Vermont Department of Mental Health will hold public forums around the state this summer in St. Johnsbury, Burlington, and Randolph. Public Forums for DMH_Invitation 3-1_REV1 (003)

Conversations with the Commissioner of DMH

Workforce Development meeting held on July 18, 2019 was a great success! Join us for further conversations!

About 50 people from across the state came together on July 18th for VCPI’s Workforce Development 2020 meeting. If you were able to join us, comment about your experience here for others to see! The group represented treatment providers, peer …
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NAMI Conference Highlights

VCPI was pleased to support the annual NAMI conference this past week. We greatly value our partnership with NAMI and this opportunity to talk with many people who want to share their experiences with us. These conversations help us work …
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Introducing the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center: A Virtual Town-Hall Meeting

Introducing the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center This year marks the launch of SAMHSA’s brand new training and technical assistance model for the nation’s prevention workforce, the Prevention Technology Transfer Center. This new model sees the launch of 10 …
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50th Anniversary New England Summer School of Addiction and Prevention Studies Worcester State University – Worcester, MA – June 3 – 6, 2019

Summer School Program The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is a four-day intensive experience for participants to further their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services through in-depth …
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Northern Vermont University advances mental health and addiction counseling initiatives in Vermont and beyond

News Release — Northern Vermont University August 27, 2018  JOHNSON, VERMONT — Two new programs put Northern Vermont University at the forefront of mental health and substance use disorder counseling initiatives in Vermont. A new master’s degree program and the …
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Exciting News!! Approved CCV Course – An Introduction to Clinical Skills for Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAP’s) – New Online Course offered by CCV

Exciting news! Register for September! The Office of Professional Regulation has approved the CCV course developed for Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAP’s) as meeting the educational requirements for that credential. The electronic course will be offered this fall – PSY-1711 Addiction: …
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The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 has been passed by the house!

It has now been received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension.  The senate is expected to vote on it later this summer.  More info about the bill can be …
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Valley Vista is hiring!

We could use your help and so could our patients, especially if you know someone looking to make a difference while improving their own quality of life with a job in Vermont. Valley Vista is hiring!  An opportunity to make a …
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Here is an excellent article by Nev Jones.

An excellent article by Nev Jones who continues to work with Vermont on issues related to early serious mental illness. https://psmag.com/magazine/the-touch-of-madness-mental-health-schizophrenia

MFPCC News Alert – June 11, 2018

Taking on Our Workforce Crisis BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE, June 7, 2018 by Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH I am delighted to announce that the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has released a Special Supplement on workforce developments …
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Create Trauma Informed Schools – One Caring Adult – free online course

Please consider distributing this free online training on school based trauma informed responses to children who have experienced child sexual abuse.  I think it is actually relevant for all kids who have experienced trauma and is really accessible for school …
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