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spaceMichelle Vilamaa, Staff Development Coordinator
Ella White, Staff Development Administrative Assistant

In support of the mission of the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Office of Staff Development is committed to the quality and effectiveness of our staff and to the services they provide. It is our continuing effort to prepare our department to meet the challenges of the future through the development and facilitation of training and educational programs and activities that build competencies and create an organizational culture for successful mental health practice. This office serves as the central repository for all employee training records, in addition to providing support for the department’s state facilities and hospitals, Community Services offices, and the department’s central administrative offices.


Continuing Education
Our Continuing Education programs provide on-site and other accessible opportunities for staff to keep current in their respective disciplines/fields, as well as provide a continuous opportunity for maintaining professional licensures and certifications. The Alabama Department of Mental Health is an approved provider of continuing education in the following disciplines: Nursing, Social Work and Psychology.

Community Education
The Office of Staff Development is the central control point for facilitation and coordination of numerous community education programs. This office also assists in the planning of various other public offerings in order to make continuing education available for mental health professionals in the community.
Educational Opportunities
         Professional and Community Education
        Orientation For ADMH Staff
To contact the Central Office Staff Development by email:
               Staffdevelopment.dmh@mh.alabama.gov

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