BHRS Welcomes New Cohort of Trainees/Interns
On September 10th and 11th, BHRS provided two intensive and fun days of orientation for approximately 40 new trainees and interns. The BHRS trainees/interns represent multiple professions (social workers, MFTs, psychologists, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, etc.) and are working in sites all over the county. Sites include the Youth Services Center, Central, EPA, Coastside, and North regional clinics, Service Connect, Serramonte Therapeutic Day School, Pre to 3, School-Based Mental Health, Canyon Oaks, Pathways, etc. The 2-day orientation provided an introduction to our system of care and featured presentations from managers and staff from our Child and Youth Division, Adult and Older Adult Division, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, Total Wellness, Quality Management, Office of Diversity and Equity, and Voices of Recovery. The trainees/interns also received clinical training in trauma-informed care and self-care, and heard from the Lived Experience Academy Speakers Bureau about how to be a thoughtful and effective clinician. The Office of Diversity and Equity capped off the orientation with the Amazing Dialogue contest in which the trainees/interns learn everything they can about the different Health Equity Initiatives and vote which HEI has the best table. This year the PRIDE Initiative was the big winner with a fun combination of music, trivia, information, and button-making! The trainees/interns are off to a strong start to this year of clinical training and experience!