Workforce Development and Capacity

Effective Strategies for Improving Substance Use
Workforce Retention by Preventing and Reducing Issues Caused by Secondary Exposure to Client Trauma

This research brief explores strategies to improve substance use workforce retention by addressing secondary exposure to client trauma. It reviews the impact of trauma on behavioral health professionals, identifies terms and symptoms associated with secondary exposure, and discusses effective strategies.

In addition, the brief provides recommendations for individuals and organizations to prevent and reduce compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and occupational burnout. 

Effective Strategies for Improving Substance Use<br />
Workforce Retention

Thriving in the Workplace

The Thriving in the Workplace Pilot, which involved two New hampshire SUD treatment facilities, focused on enhancing wellness of behavioral health professionals who are exposed to secondary trauma through their work. It encouraged self-protection, professional planning, boundary setting, and organizational awareness to recognize and address secondary exposure to trauma.

Effective Strategies for Improving Substance Use<br />
Workforce Retention

Innovative and Effective Practices to Support Remote Clinical Internships: A Compilation of Recent Research on Best Practices

Analyzing 5 years of research (2016-2020), this report compiles innovative practices for remote internships in clinical settings. The aim of this research was to identify effective methodologies and gather varied experiences.

Given the rural makeup of the New Hampshire, it is vital to discover effective practices to support students at all degree levels.

The cover of the publication represents remote work and virtual interactions and includes icons representing online internships, telesupervision, teletherapy, and challenges for psychology interns.