BHECN Region 3 Workforce Assessment Survey Summary

Completed by Region 3 Systems

Completed 1/2011                 137 Responses


Shortages: Specializations (children, sex offenders), Entry Level, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Dually-Credentialed Therapists

Retention Issues:  Burnout/Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, pay,

What could be done to improve retention?

  1. More frequent salary increases
  2. Burnout prevention
  3. Improve benefits
  4. Pay for continuing education

Training Needs

Training Models

  1. Motivational Interviewing
  2. TF-CBT
  3. DBT and Strengthening Families Program

Training Topics:

  1. Trauma-Informed Care
  2. Supervision/Management Training and Evidence-Based Culturally Competent Interventions for Rural Communities
  3. Principles of Recovery
  4. Basic Assessment of Substance Abuse and co-Occurring Disorders

Did your graduate program prepare you for the realities of practice in a real world setting?

60.3%  Yes

39.7%  No


Why would your agency have difficulty filling a position?

  1. Insufficient number of applicants that meet minimum qualifications
  2. Lack of interest in position (salary)
  3. Small applicant pool
  4. Lack of interest in working in rural location