Cultivating a Supportive Learning Culture in FBMHS

CE Hours: 3.5
Instructor: C. Wayne Jones, PhD

Thursday, September 9, 2021
8:30am to 12:00pm
Location: All FBMHS Training Sites via Zoom

Across the commonwealth, in addition to pandemic related adaptations, behavioral health agencies are struggling with a shortage of staff and severe difficulties with recruiting new staff.  This workshop describes the factors studies say most strongly impact job satisfaction and retention.  Special focus is given to one of these factors – the therapists’ experience of themselves as capable therapists.  In a supportive learning culture, therapists and supervisors believe that becoming competent is attainable, believe they will be supported in the learning process, believe their achievements will be recognized, and believe there will be rewards for these achievements.  This workshop introduces updated CFBT processes related to case presentations and competency certifications designed to foster a supportive learning culture, at least in ESFT training.  CFBT teaching faculty will attend this training with the goal of opening a collaborative dialogue with supervisors about how together we can cultivate and maintain a supportive learning culture, ensure therapists are growing and developing, AND ensuring children and families are receiving excellent care.    

Learning Objectives:

 As a result of participating in this training, supervisors will be able to:

  1. Identify the key components of a learning culture
  2. Identify five factors most linked to staff retention 
  3. Describe actions trainers and supervisors can take during clinical trainings to maximize therapists’ participation, as well as skill development 

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