Year 1: 2017-2018 Goals

  • Expanding the behavioral health care workforce.
    • 20 undergraduates in related behavioral healthcare majors attended an informational meeting regarding the availability of two graduate-level classes for undergraduate students.
    • 48 potential Master’s degree candidates (in CMHC, school counseling, and school psychology) participated in group interviews with PSU counseling faculty.
  • Providing inter-professional training and integration of care among behavioral health and primary care providers Crisis Prevention Intervention and Response Training Workshops.
    • These workshops served 10 Master’s-level School Counseling and School Psychology students as well as professionals, faculty, and undergraduate students.
  • Increasing the supervisory workforce.
    • 4th Annual Supervision Institute training: Two-day supervisor training presented by national speakers for school psychology, school counseling, and clinical mental health counseling professionals to expand workforce development and training opportunities for our students during internship (23 participants).
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  • Providing parent/caregiver supportive training.
  • Developing and supporting an interdisciplinary care model to address substance misuse in New Hampshire.
  • Providing quality integrated behavioral and primary care for refugees.
  • Supporting interns working in prison settings to increase quality behavioral health services.
  • Implementing comprehensive social-emotional learning program into New Hampshire schools.
    • Referral process developed in collaboration with the University Disability Resource Office to provide updated psychological evaluations for use with transitional-age college youth to help ensure their academic success.
  • Collaborating with New Hampshire universities to create a databank of New Hampshire stakeholders (i.e., individuals, communities, grand recipients, and agencies) who are involved in supporting behavioral health in New Hampshire.
    • Monthly meetings with the NH HRSA Group helped plan and organize events state-wide
    • 212 professionals attended the Citizens Health Initiative Learning Collaborative Training, including PSU faculty.
  • Educating Program Interns on using an integrative system of care approach in their professions.

Diversity Institute 2018

The Counselor Education and School Psychology Department hold a student-organized Diversity Institute each April. Students are encouraged to volunteer to participate in the planning of the Diversity Institute. The topics are varied and appeal to all programs in the department. Attendance is required for all students in the department and is open to the public. Professional development hours are available to those who attend.