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


Staff in the News - Welcome Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson

Welcome Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson

Kenneth S. Thompson, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, recently joined the staff of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) as Associate Director of Medical Affairs.

Dr. Thompson will provide comprehensive medical leadership in the diverse integrated planning, design, and implementation actions that relate to CMHS programs and objectives.

He also will monitor the application of relevant American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association professional standards to CMHS policies and programs.

For the past 15 years, Dr. Thompson has worked as a community psychiatrist in primary care and HIV clinics, state hospitals, disaster response teams, homeless outreach teams, and community mental health centers.

He actively supports psychiatrists interested in public service, community mental health, and transformation of mental health services to support recovery. End of Article

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Inside This Issue
Expanding HIV Assistance:
Outreach, Testing for
At-Risk Individuals
Part 1
Part 2
Two SAMHSA HIV/AIDS Programs
Resources on HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS Consumer Guide


From the Administrator: On Capitol Hill

Grants: Manual Clarifies Application Process

Children's Mental Health

Virginia Tech Tragedy: Coping with Trauma

Psychological First Aid

Veterans, Families: New Resources

Around the World Treatnet: Improving Treatment Around the Globe

Expanding Treatment in Central America


Treating Alcohol Dependence: Advisory

Recovery Month: Toolkit, PSAs Help Planning Efforts

PRISM Awards in Spotlight

Depression: Reports Offer Statistics

Mental Health Report Available

TAP 21A: Competencies for Clinical Supervisors

HBCU Conference Highlights Workforce

Homelessness Web Site Launched

STD Rates: Alcohol, Drug Use Linked

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Dr. Kenneth S. Thompson


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