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 […]
On Tuesday, May 26, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an extensive proposed rule on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) managed care. This is the first major update to applicable regulations since 2003, and seeks to align the managed care regulations across Medicaid, Medicare and the private market.
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 […]