Scott J Migdole MSW

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry (Social Work); Chief Operating Officer, Yale Behavioral Health

Biographical Info


Mr. Migdole is the Chief Operating Officer of Yale Behavioral Health and the Yale Group on Workforce Development. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. His responsibilities include administering a large mental health services contract for pre-adjudicated youth, crisis services, vocational programming for persons with severe mental illness, outpatient mental health and substance abuse services and managing the implementation of the Supervision Competency Development Initiative.

He has long focused on the development of the behavioral health workforce and how to help staff translate administrative requirements into clinical practice. This has included working with clinical and rehabilitation staff in the development of behaviorally driven, medically necessary treatment plan within a model based on the stages of change. His model has helped professionals and paraprofessionals alike to utilize a behaviorally-driven, structured, stage by stage treatment planning process with children, families and adults.

Over the past four years, Mr. Migdole has worked on developing a supervision model consistent with the needs of the public sector. This has included providing training and consultation throughout Connecticut for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Connecticut Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Families and Connecticut Valley Hospital. He has also worked with the District of Columbia’s Department of Mental Health to provide supervision training and consultation to public sector agencies throughout the DC area.

Mr. Migdole has collaborated on various publications including “Graduate Education and Training for Contemporary Behavioral Health Practice” in Administration and Policy in Mental Health, “Mental Health in Juvenile Detention Facilities: A Review” in The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, “Providing Competency Training to Clinical Supervisors through an Interactional Supervision Approach”, in Research on Social Work Practice and “Exploring New Frontiers: Recovery Oriented Peer Support Programming in a Psychiatric Emergency Department”, in the Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He also recently completed a term as a contributing editor for “Compliance Watch,” a quarterly newsletter published through the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare


Education & Training

M.S.W.
Simmons College (1995)
Graduate Work
Simmons College School of Social Work
Post Graduate Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine, Psychiatry

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