BHECN Region 1 Workforce Assessment Survey Summary

Completed by NP-AHEC       

Completed 3/2012                 46 Responses


Shortages: Mid-Level Workers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists

Retention Issues: Burnout/Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, Pay, Hours, Benefits, Large Caseloads, Managed Care, Required Documentation

What could be done to improve retention?

  1. More frequent salary increases
  2. Burnout prevention
  3. More supportive agency culture, More individual recognition/appreciation, Increase communication
  4. Pay for continuing Education

Training Needs

Training Models

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late Life Depression, TF-CBT
  2. Motivation Interviewing
  3. DBT, Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  4. CBT for Adolescents

 Training Topics

  1. Trauma, Trauma-Informed Care, PTSD, Trauma Screening, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Bullying
  2. Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders
  3. Wellness, Resiliency, Vicarious Trauma, Stress Relief
  4. Children’s issues, Geriatric issues

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

33.3%  Yes

28.9%  No

(remaining N/A)


Why would your agency have difficulty filling a position?

  1. Lack of interest in working in rural location
  2. Don’t Know
  3. Small applicant pool
  4. Insufficient number of applicants that meet minimum qualifications