As many of you know, I have spent over three years trying to address and resolve the problem associated with events surrounding the implementation of increased clinical productivity standards by VA/VET Center Program management that mandated excessive number of visits counselors are expected to achieve, which has been adversely impacting counselor welfare and degrading their ability to provide the best possible care to veterans and their families.
I am co-authoring a book, ‘Broken Promises,’ with JR Strayve Jr detailing these events and its impact.
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Also, please forward this email to as many people you know who might be interested in this significant matter, in order to raise awareness about how these productivity expectations are negatively affecting veteran counseling services and the welfare of the clinicians who care for them.
Ted Blickwedel, LICSW
LtCol, USMC, Retired
Former VA/VET Center Counselor
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Here's the BAD news: even with the awesome remote microphone that Hank bought me, the background music was simply too much competition at our Death Cafe last Wednesday. I have let the manager know that unless they can disconnect the speaker in our room, we will not be meeting at La Fiesta any longer. Here's the GOOD news: we will hold a VIRTUAL meeting next month, so all our faraway friends will be able to join us! You will receive the link to the Zoom room a few days before the meeting! And the meeting will be held on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th!!!!!!!!! (same Bat time, same Bat station...)
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