Needs Assessments on Technical Assistance and Education

This resource was selected by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

Access three survey summaries to learn about state-level needs on technical assistance and education.

The surveys were fielded in 2019 by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute (NRI), in partnership with NASMHPD. The audience included State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) Medical Directors, State Psychiatric Hospital Directors, and First-Episode Psychosis (FEP) Programs. Survey questions addressed topics such as the use of clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based practices, training needs, and more.

SMI Adviser uses these survey results to inform its education strategy. The results of these surveys may be helpful to others too. This includes administrators, researchers, and mental health professionals.

Read each of the three summaries below.

SMHA Medical Directors

State Psychiatric Hospital Directors

FEP Programs


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