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SAMHSA News - May/June 2007, Volume 15, Number 3

Annual HBCU Conference Highlights Workforce Issues

photo of SAMHSA Administrator Dr. Terry L. Cline (right) and CSAT's Director Dr. H. Westley Clark (left)
SAMHSA Administrator Dr. Terry L. Cline (right) pauses to speak with SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Director Dr. H. Westley Clark at the conference.
Photo by Leslie Quander Wooldridge

The 9th Annual Lonnie E. Mitchell National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Conference, funded by SAMHSA, recently convened in Washington, DC, with several hundred participants in attendance.

This year’s theme was “Establishing Excellence for Tomorrow: Strengthening the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Workforce.”

Participants discussed opportunities for career development, collaborative initiatives, and individual involvement as counselors, clinicians, and other positions in the field.

The conference is designed to give students an opportunity to obtain new information and strategies to cope with substance abuse and mental health issues in African American communities. Sponsored through a SAMHSA grant to Morehouse School of Medicine, the conference includes partnership with more than 100 HBCUs.

The annual conference continues the legacy and work of the late Lonnie E. Mitchell, Ph.D., M.A., an esteemed educator, administrator, and psychotherapist who worked extensively in the areas of mental health and human services. For more information on Lonnie E. Mitchell and the HBCU conference, visit the Morehouse School of Medicine Web site at of Article

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Part 2
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SAMHSA News - May/June 2007, Volume 15, Number 3