The Knowledge Center hosts an annual symposium for the children’s behavioral health policy, practice, advocacy, and research communities across the Commonwealth. The Symposium is held during the first week of May in conjunction with Children’s Mental Health week. The agenda consists of the Gailanne Reeh Lecture and panel discussions with local and national leaders.
This year's Gailanne Reeh Lecture will be delivered by Michael Hoge, Ph.D. Dr. Hoge is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Yale Behavioral Health, which delivers a broad array of mental health and addiction services to adolescents and adults. As a founding member of The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, he was instrumental in launching a national, inter-professional effort to improve the recruitment, retention, and training of individuals who provide prevention and treatment services for persons with mental health and substance use conditions. Michael has consulted on behavioral health workforce issues to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and to numerous states and organizations. He is the past Chair of the Behavioral Health Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and a member of the IOM Committee on the Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations.
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