Full Name
Scott Patterson LPCC
Job Title
Statewide Behavioral Health Manager
New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
Speaker Bio
Mr. Scott Patterson is the statewide behavioral health manager for the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts where his work focuses on improving outcomes for individuals with criminal justice system involvement and behavioral health/substance misuse needs. He promotes opportunities for cross-system collaboration aimed at increasing access to trauma-responsive services for system-involved youth, adults, and families. He has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient and intensive outpatient programs, sub-acute and acute care, and residential treatment. His clinical focus has included youth and adults with intellectual impairment, disaster mental health, substance misuse, and problem sexual behavior. He works extensively to enhance access to trauma-informed services in rural and underserved communities. As a national trainer for Practice Self-Regulation he provides consultation and training to programs seeking to improve outcomes through the use of evidence-based and trauma-informed practices.