The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (TDHS) and the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) are eager to announce the virtual 2020 Statewide IPS Conference: Wellness Through Employment. While this year has brought on new and unexpected challenges, the Tennessee IPS community has continued to spread the philosophy of recovery and wellness through employment. Despite the hardships that have arisen, IPS programs have continued to increase in team size, service capacity, and employment rate. New programs and pilots have begun across the state, opening up IPS to more Tennesseans. Even through the ever-changing environment that we are all experiencing, the IPS teams have found new and creative ways to support their clients in pursuing their work and wellness goals. The IPS and Wellness communities have experienced the unexpected, lots of changes, and even some loss. Through all of that, their commitment to serving others and supporting their goals has remained constant. Despite the newfound distance, this year has shown us how truly connected and dedicated we are to the work that we do and to the people that we serve. We hope today offers you an opportunity to learn, relax, and network with others in a new way. The IPS Leadership Team thanks each of you for your hard work and dedication. We hope you enjoy your day and hope to see you all in person soon!
FY2020 data: 1118 individuals served, 543 were placed, 309 worked 90 days or more, 49% placement rate, 57% retention rate, 471 total placements for the year, $10.07 average hourly wage, 26.93 average hours worked, 119 education supports provided
August 7, 1967 – August 10, 2020
IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANDREA CHASE
Andrea Chase spent over 20 years working in the mental health field, her drive and passion for working with children and youth leading her to a career at Carey Counseling Center in the year 2000. “She is treasured and respected in communities throughout the state.” She was noted as a mentor for many, as she always took the time to share expertise and advocate for others.
Andrea’s leadership and tireless commitment at a local and state level led to Tennessee’s first episode psychosis programs. Andrea was very eager to advocate for the need for a first episode program in a rural community, resulting in one of the first rural first episode programs in the nation, Tennessee’s implementation of OnTrackTN that would serve individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis through Carey Counseling Center in the 7 Northwest counties of the state. She received the TAMHO Volunteer Leadership Award in 2015 and her program, OnTrackTN, received the 2015 TAMHO Program of Excellence Award.
Andrea is remembered for her vital role in multiple statewide programs, including the IPS community, and her legacy within OnTrackTN will live on for years to come. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would like to take this time to extend our gratitude and our heartfelt sympathies to her family and loved ones.
A memorial fund has been created in memory of Andrea.
Please visit the Memorial Fund booth in the Conference Exhibit Hall to learn more.
This program has been approved by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS, TENNESSEE CHAPTER (Provider Number: NASWTN 2020-0113) for 5.25 continuing education units for participants who successfully achieve the session requirements. Break and Luncheon activities do not qualify for CEs.
Participants are encouraged to review Chapter 1365-1 to ensure the workshop they are attending is applicable and appropriate to their professional development. The Tennessee Board of Social Work Certification and Licensure does not pre-approve continuing education programs. It is the responsibility of the LMSW/LCSW, using their professional judgment, to justify that the continuing educational program meets the guidelines of Chapter 1365-1 and is relevant to their professional practice.
PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS, MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND CLINICAL PASTORAL THERAPISTS
As stated within the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Board for Professional Counselors (0450-01-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), Marital and Family Therapists (0450-02-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii ), and Clinical Pastoral Therapists (0450-03-.12-(5)-(a)-1-vi and vii), the hours approved for this conference by APA and/or NASW are considered pre-approved hours acceptable for submission of documentation for continuing professional development for individuals licensed by this Board.
LICENSED ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNSELORS | As stated within the rules and regulations of the State of Tennessee Board of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (1200-30-01-.12), TAMHO is considered an authorized entity for continuing education courses, events, and activities related to the practice of alcohol and drug abuse counseling. Individuals are responsible for assessing and determining the appropriateness of session content as relates to LADAC continuing professional development requirements.
Documentation of general contact/clock hours earned are available for attendees for participants who successfully achieve the session requirements and who do not require formal hours.