All About CMHC

CMHC, Inc. is a practitioner owned comprehensive community mental health center affiliated with a public hospital (Bates County Memorial Hospital) and related primary care clinics.  The two organizations are moving toward a model of Integrated Care as encouraged in the Accountable Care Act and federal rules and legislation.  Our systems work seamlessly with Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and active and regular communication between behavioral health, substance abuse, and primary care staff in multidisciplinary team treatment models.  Dr. Morris, The Clinical Director of CMHC, Inc. sits as a member of the medical staff of the hospital and primary care system and facilitates communication and collaboration at all levels of the system.

The system provides comprehensive assessments of physical and mental health needs across multiple sites in Bates, Cass, and Vernon counties.  We provide hospital, day treatment, physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation, medication management, outpatient psychotherapy, comprehensive substance abuse services, outpatient physical healthcare, emergency services, transportation services, and screening and transfer to other facilities.

CMHC, Inc. is a comprehensive mental health and substance abuse set of treatment facilities founded in 1978 by Drs. Jerry Morris and Roger Wise, graduate school friends who have dedicated their careers to the amelioration of mental disorders and the behavioral aspects of physical illness.

CMHC, Inc., a comprehensive community mental health center is a good place for training residencies, to work as a Behavioral Health Specialist (counselor, social worker, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, substance abuse counselor, peer specilist, marital and family therapyist).

For information about our services or management contact Dr. Jerry Morris at cmhcjerry@sbcglobal.net.

CARF Accreditation

CarfLogoCMHC, Inc. is proud to be accredited by a national accrediting body as a comprehensive community mental health facility serving children and adolescents, families, having day treatment for the severely mentally ill and seriously addicted, and adult outpatient mental health and substance abuse services.

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CMHC, Inc. is a HRSA Approved Site:

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) is currently accepting applications from licensed professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and physicians. If accepted, behavioral health providers can receive up to $60,000-$120,000 in student loan repayment.

The NHSC LRP seeks to recruit and retain medical, nursing, dental and behavioral/mental health professionals in designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). Providers that meet the NHSC’s qualifications can have their student loans repaid while earning a competitive salary providing health care in an urban, rural or frontier community with limited access to care. Participants serve at one of more than 17,000 NHSC-approved sites located in federally designated HPSAs.   As a part of this program, CMHC, Inc. sees as many patients and families as possible on a free or sliding scale basis, helps uncovered patients apply for programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, and helps them access state DMH/DADA and co-pay suppliment funding.

Counselors may be eligible for NHSC loan repayment if they:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Work at an NHSC-approved site.
  • Are licensed as a professional counselor.
  • Psychologists: eligibility
  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.
  • Work at an NHSC-approved site.
  • Are licensed

Prospective staff are encouraged to apply to CMHC, Inc. and  are encouraged to apply early, as there is stiff competition for these funds. For more information or to apply, go to http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment. The Application and Program Guidance document includes details on eligibility criteria and funding preferences. Questions can be directed to the NHSC call center by e-mail at CallCenter@hrsa.gov or by telephone at 800-221-9393.

A completed online application must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on May 15.

Training Residencies:

Healthcare Policies and Procedures  www.cmhconline.com/ClinicalDirectors_WelcomeCaptur-11-28-2012.wmv .  A training residency is a post academic supervised training experience with an identified senior faculty, individual supervisors, clinical rotations that must be mastered as assigned to move on through the residency and to achieve a “do pass” evaluation and prepare for the discipline and field of healthcare independent practice and full licensure/certification.  CMHC, Inc. has residency rotations in child and adolescent, substance abuse outpatient and day treatment, serious mental illness, corrections and traffic offender programs, intake and diagnoses, families and systems, neuropsychology, Medical Psychology and psychopharmacology, case management and assertive community treatment, hospital consultation, forensics, and general psychotherapy areas of practice.  All residents will also have extensive supervision and experience related to accreditation of programs, documentation and electronic healthcare records use, billing and reimbursement procedures, quality assurance, licensure and rules and regulations and legal aspects of practice, professional ethics and professionalism, team treatment, and theories of counseling and psychotherpy and the scientific literature and bases of practice.

CMHC, Inc. is not a place where people just looking for “sign off on time in practice” is masquerading for “A Clinical and Professional Residency”!  Residents are “students under supervision who have a willingness, and commitment to learning, professional advancement, acceptance of training and supervision, and who want to become competent, ethical, professional, and effective healthcare professionals!  Some residents, who do well in these endeavors will be invited to stay at CMHC, Inc. as staff or future faculty!  Not all students pass their residency, but we have a high rate of successful residents, and most go on to brilliant and meaningful healthcare careers and stay in touch with their mentors and programs.

Training Faculty:  Jerry Morris, PsyD,MsPharm, MBA, ABMP, ABPP, NCSP, CCM,  Roger Wise, PsyD, Amie Cooper, PsyD, Susan Barngrover, PhD, John Caccavale, PhD, Amie Bradley, MSW, LCSW, Melissa Brundige, CRADAC, Kristina Sheets, BS, CRADAC.  Jobs for licensed or provisionally licensed counselors, psychologists, social workers, marital and family therapists include a base salary, productivity incentives, insurance financial support, individual and group supervision, text books and research data base support, and board certified and state credentialed supervisors acceptable to licensure boards.  CMHC, Inc. does a Post-doctoral Medical Psychology residency program (see: Training Programs)