Posts Tagged ‘Fall 2021 Issue’

Attracting and Retaining Employees During the Workforce Crisis of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic is beyond unpredictable. No one can really say with certainty how and/or when this situation will be under control to the point where behavioral health organizations can go back to normal or know what the new normal would look like. With lockdowns, social distancing, and a...

Let’s Celebrate Our Workforce

Every day when he left home to serve as the attending psychiatrist at an inpatient unit at a general hospital, he wondered whether he would contract COVID at work that day and bring it home to his wife and two small children. Maybe he had already brought it home. Had stripping in the garage and...

From Crisis to Connection: Meeting the Workforce Shortage Head On

The workforce shortage has been felt keenly in the behavioral health field (BHECON, 2018). To effectively address this shortage, we must identify its root causes, understand dynamics that result in staff resignation decisions and connect the perceived impact on business sustainability while...

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Selects CBC President and CEO Dr. Jorge Petit for Medical Director Institute

Coordinated Behavioral Care (CBC) today announced that the National Council for Mental Wellbeing has selected CBC President and Chief Executive Officer Jorge Petit, MD, to join the Medical Director Institute. Dr. Petit is the newest member of this nationally renowned group of medical leaders. The...

Lessons of COVID-19: Staff Dedication and Skill Key to Success

The Institute for Community Living (ICL) compass shines brightly on our North Star: “People get better with us.” This simple yet profound message has given us meaning and purpose during unprecedented social upheaval. We know, empirically, that what matters most and keeps people in their job is...

How Autistic Individuals Taught Us to Teach

About ten years ago, one of our NYS ED/BPSS licensed instructors for Microsoft Excel Certification came to me. She was frustrated that more and more of her students weren’t paying attention; they didn’t look at her, fidgeted, kept turning their backs to her to play with their computers, etc....

Psychiatric Consultation: A Method to Expand the Workforce

I remember, almost to the day, when my psychiatric practice changed for the better by moving towards a psychiatric consultation model of care. Prior to this day, I was working as a medical director at a community mental health center where almost all my patients each were assigned to face-to-face...

Telehealth: An Unexpected Silver Lining During a Pandemic

Cozy up in your home’s coveted armchair, paired with a blanket, headphones and your smart phone. Click on your telehealth link. Begin your remote outpatient therapy session from the comfort of your own home. But wait … are we referring to individuals served, therapists, or perhaps...

Honoring David Woodlock’s Service to the Mental Health Community

David Woodlock, President and CEO of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), recently announced his retirement after a career in the mental health field spanning nearly five decades. Woodlock, who served as Deputy Commissioner for Children and Families at the New York State Office of Mental...

Grand Opening of Liberty Station – A New Housing Development in Port Jefferson Station

Concern Housing, Inc., a Medford-based non-profit agency committed to helping individuals live with dignity and enhanced opportunities, celebrated the grand opening of Liberty Station in Port Jefferson Station, New York. Liberty Station, a 77-unit rental community, provides workforce and...