Bert Plant Ph.D.

Sr. VP for Analytics and Innovation at Beacon Health Options - CT Behavioral Health Partnership

Middlefield, CT


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How does this work?

•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.

Work experience

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

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