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September 13, 2016

PASRR: A Role in Mental Health Recovery and SAMHSA's Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative

The September 2016 PASRR webinar "PASRR: A Role in Mental Health Recovery and SAMHSA's Certified Behavioral Health Clinic Initiative" occurred on Tuesday, September 13th, at 1 PM EST (10 AM PST).

The webinar was presented by Frank Tetrick, consultant with the PASRR Technical Assistance Center.

A PDF copy of the slides is available at the bottom of this page.

Synopsis of the Topic:

This webinar will provide an overview of two Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) initiatives that align with the goals and objectives of state PASRR programs. SAMHSA's continuing emphasis on mental recovery and their current demonstration grant for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics offer opportunities for state PASRR staff to take an active role in advancing these initiatives.


Frank L. Tetrick joined PTAC in 2011, bringing more than 32 years of experience in direct and administrative service within the Commonwealth of Virginia behavioral health and developmental services system.

From 2003 to 2011, Frank served as Assistant Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), where he was responsible for leadership of offices that funded and monitored community services supported with state, federal, or grant funds. His community level experience includes direct clinical services in behavioral health centers, oversight of quality management programs, and serving as Executive Director of a ten-county community services board (CSB).

Frank served as a consultant to the Virginia Office of the State Inspector General from 2011 until July 2016, with an emphasis on monitoring services provided by, or licensed by the state behavioral health and developmental disabilities authority. He currently also works with Truven Health Analytics in support of their work on SAMHSA’s Center for Financing Reform & Innovations (CFRI) projects.

Since joining PTAC Frank has taken an active role in helping advance the understanding and implementation of specialized services and promoting collaboration amongst PASRR stakeholders.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

There was no commercial support received for this CME activity.

Bibliographic Sources: Please see presentation slides

Copyright: All faculties in this activity have given their permission for publication.

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