Michael A. Hoge is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he serves as the Director of Clinical Training in Psychology for the Department of Psychiatry, overseeing an APA Approved pre-doctoral internship program, which hosts each year over 20 full time students from the United States and Canada. In his clinical role as the Director of Yale Behavioral Health he manages a broad array of mental health and addiction services for adolescents and adults, including an outpatient clinic, mobile crisis service, vocational rehabilitation program, therapeutic high school, and statewide juvenile detention behavioral health program.
Dr. Hoge is a widely recognized expert on workforce development in behavioral health. He is a founding member of The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce, which initiated a national, inter-professional effort to improve the recruitment, retention and training of individuals who provide prevention and treatment services for persons with mental and substance use conditions. He serves as the Senior Science and Policy Advisor for the Coalition and was the senior editor of the national Action Plan on Behavioral Health Workforce Development, which was commissioned by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He is an expert on workforce competencies and was the lead developer of the Alaskan Core Competencies for Direct Care Workers in Health and Human Services, which was funded by the Alaska Mental Health Authority. Dr. Hoge has consulted on behavioral health workforce issues to the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, the Institute of Medicine, and to many states and organizations. Currently he leads the Yale Program on Supervision.
Dr. Hoge is the past Chair of the Behavioral Health Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and recipient of the 2001 Moffic Award for Ethical Practice in Public Sector Managed Behavioral Healthcare.