New! Recommendations to Improve Washington State’s Behavioral Health Workforce

Our new report, produced with the Washington Workforce Board, recommends ways to strengthen Washington state’s behavioral health workforce. With input from more than 100 stakeholders, the report and recommendations address issues identified and funded by the Washington Legislature in a 2019 legislative proviso. The five areas of behavioral health workforce development covered by the report are: 1) Reimbursement & incentives for the supervision of interns/trainees 2) Supervision requirements 3) Competency-based training 4) Licensing reciprocity, feasibility of an interstate licensing compact, or both 5) Background checks.

Read the full report here.