Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) are new evidence-based practices that help to create conversations that empower the people you treat to make meaningful changes in their lives.
The National Council’s new one-day training, Mastering Supervision: Moving from Effective to Excellent, builds strong supervisors who, in turn, nurture lasting success and job satisfaction among the vital core of the behavioral health workforce: your everyday staff.
Nearly a third of people who use drugs for the first time begin by using a prescription drug non-medically, and data suggests that one in 15 people who take non-medical prescription pain relievers will try heroin within 10 years. In 2014, I wrote about the difficulties policymakers are having coming to terms with the prescription […]
Community behavioral health providers are expected to know how to treat suicidal patients. As so often is the case, though, the practice demands are ahead of the research. New studies are testing the best ways to treat and prevent suicidal behavior, but how do you treat these behaviors without a full toolbox? Medication Interventions Many […]
For decades, behavioral health and the health care system as a whole have been grappling with the difficult questions of how best to provide care to complex populations living with mental illness or addictions, how to ensure every American in need can access this care, and how to pay for it. For too long, we have failed to provide the [...]