Part 1 The Behavioral Health Workforce Compassion Fatigue

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Part 1. The Behavioral Health Workforce Compassion Fatigue Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) Pacific Southwest

Part 1. The Behavioral Health Workforce Compassion Fatigue Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9

The vision for the future of the behavioral health workforce is one of real

The vision for the future of the behavioral health workforce is one of real hope. The increased national and state focus on mental health and addiction services has mobilized the field. Beck et al. , 2018, p. S 188

Part 1 Outline • Definition of the behavioral health workforce • Behavioral Health Workforce

Part 1 Outline • Definition of the behavioral health workforce • Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages • Demands of the behavioral health workforce

Definition ‘The behavioral health workforce includes all who provide prevention or treatment services for

Definition ‘The behavioral health workforce includes all who provide prevention or treatment services for mental health or substance use disorders. This includes a multitude of licensed and certified professionals, peer workers, case coordinators, and paraprofessional workers. Although definitions vary throughout the field, all have one thing in common: No matter who is counted as a behavioral health worker, the collective supply falls far short of needed demand. ’ Beck, Manderscheid, & Buerhaus, 2018

Workforce Shortages… By 2030 it is predicted that there will be: • a deficit

Workforce Shortages… By 2030 it is predicted that there will be: • a deficit of mental health counselors (approximately 40, 140 FTEs) • psychologists (approximately 14, 300 FTEs) • addiction counselors (approximately 34, 900 FTEs) • • no shortage of social workers

Psychologists in Rural US Counties per 100, 000 population by Census Division

Psychologists in Rural US Counties per 100, 000 population by Census Division

The purple areas on the map show the mental health professional workforce shortage areas

The purple areas on the map show the mental health professional workforce shortage areas in CA in 2019 Frank, Kietzman, & Palimaru, 2019

Workforce Shortages = Increased Job Vacancies However… Workforce Shortages also = Increased Job Stress

Workforce Shortages = Increased Job Vacancies However… Workforce Shortages also = Increased Job Stress in professions that already have some stress related risks

Importantly… there are strategies to: Effectively manage workforce stress • Prevent compassion fatigue •

Importantly… there are strategies to: Effectively manage workforce stress • Prevent compassion fatigue • Help create self-care plans • Preparation is the answer

It is essential that students as part of their training learn how to prevent

It is essential that students as part of their training learn how to prevent and manage workplace stress and compassion fatigue ‘Students unprepared to address the emotional challenges of social work practice may be at risk of experiencing occupational stress conditions…. ’ Courtois, 2002; Dunkley & Whelan, 2006; Figley, 2002, p. 428

This ends Part 1 of the five-part Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce

This ends Part 1 of the five-part Compassion Fatigue and the Behavioral Health Workforce Curriculum Infusion Package (CIP) Parts 2 -5 of this CIP can be found in the Products & Resources Catalog on the Pacific Southwest ATTC website: http: //www. psattc. org