Bert Plant Ph.D.
Sr. VP for Analytics and Innovation at Beacon Health Options - CT Behavioral Health Partnership
•Licensed Clinical Psychologist with extenisve clinical, leadership, and adminstrative experience -Wide ranging knowledge and expertise across mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, juvenile justice, and preventive care •Innovative leader of major systems and programmatic change initiatives at the state and organizational level •Excellent communication skills as evidenced by numerous professional publications, public speaking engagements, media appearances, and public testimony •Expert on evidence based practices, program implementation, emergency crisis services and other clinical and administrative topics. •Experience overseeing most levels of care for adults, children, and families. •Recent publications on school based diversion from juvenile justice involvement, residential treatment, foster care, and best practices.
Feb 2014 - Present
Beacon Health Options
Senior Vice President Analytics and Innovation
Oversight and leadership of quality assurance and performance improvement activities for the CTBHP, the Administrative Services Organization for CT Medicaid and other behavioral health and healthcare services.
2012 - 2013
Wellmore Behavioral Health
Chief Clinical Officer
Jul 2004 - Jul 2012
State of Connecticut
Director of Community Programs and Services
Chief of Community Mental Health Programs and Services overseeing a system of mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and child welfare community based and residential services for children, adolescents, and their families. Notable accomplishments included developing a state-wide state of the art mobile crisis system serving over 15,000 annually, establishing a state-wide network of providers trained to deliver Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and dramatically expanding access to Evidence-Based In-home services that significantly reduced residential utilization.
Feb 2000 - Jul 2004
Riverview Hospital, Middletown, CT
Chief Executive Officer of 100 Bed Psychiatric Hospital for Children
1980 - 1990
University of Rochester
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Studied clinical psychology including practice, research, teaching.
1986 - 1989
Yale University Medical School
Doctoral Clinical and Research Fellowships, Clinical Psychology
Clinical and Research Fellowships focusing on the study and treatment of substance use disorders