Aaron has more than 20 years of experience providing training and technical assistance in the field of behavioral health services, with an emphasis on substance use treatment, prevention, recovery, workforce development, and the implementation of evidence-based-practices in clinical settings. Mr. Williams has written and contributed to numerous articles and reports on: drugs of abuse, primary care and substance abuse integration, SBIRT, mental health and primary care integration, workforce development of behavioral health providers, and the implementation of medication assisted treatment services.
In recent years, Mr. Williams has managed several projects related to the adoption of medication assisted treatment services in health centers and the development of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. These projects include Project ECHO style Learning Collaboratives in which federally funded community health centers and other stakeholders from across the country participate in virtual learning community sessions to increase the use of addiction medications and create communities that support recovery.
Mr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College and a master’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America.
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