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Physical Health Monitoring for Diverse Populations with Serious Mental Illness: Opportunity to Fill Gaps in Care

Friday, November 15, 2019 9am PST
Presented by SMI Advisor
Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS, UCSF School of Medicine

This webinar discusses the physical health monitoring of people with serious mental illness (SMI).  It will review not only diabetes and other metabolic screening, but also breast/cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, and Hepatitis C testing.  Given the gaps in care for all people with SMI, especially particular sub-populations with SMI, the presentation will review strategies that individual psychiatrists or clinic/system leaders might consider to improve care.

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National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative: Advancing Practice for Permanency and Well-Being

Friday, November 15, 2019 10am PST
Presented by the National TA Network and SAMHSA
Presenters: Terry Cross and Emily Smith Goering

Professionals serving children and families in foster care, adoption or guardianship often have limited understanding of the complex issues that contribute to common mental health competency training. Participants will have the opportunity to see evaluation outcomes from pilots and hear about access options to the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative.

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The Problem of Criminalization of Serious Mental Illnesses, Part II

Wednesday, November 20, 2019  10am PST
Presented by Southeast MHTTC
Speakers: Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H. and Amy C. Watson, Ph.D.

Part II of this two-part webinar series will cover an overview of CIT, research related to CIT, other CIT models such as Mobile Crisis Teams, Co-Responders, and Specialized EMS, and The Police-Mental Health Linkage System. 

For more information and to register, click HERE.


What Happens When Your Patient with SMI is Arrested?

Thursday, November 21, 2019 12pm PST
Presented by SMI Advisor
Debra Pinals, MD

This webinar helps practitioners and others understand what happens when an individual with SMI is arrested. The presentation will walk through the arrest and also focus on the mental health care that might or might not be readily available to them, or pathways in the forensic system that these individuals might take. Additionally, it will focus on the importance of continuity of care and the challenges that this can present at various times. The presentation will also review how families can assist their loved ones who might be arrested and can also help practitioners understand what questions to ask when their patients return to the community. There will be a walk through of basic steps of criminal justice involvement to demonstrate also how communities are attempting to enhance diversion opportunities.

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Principles and Practices of Recovery-Oriented Care: 4-Part Series

Thursday, December 12, 2019  10-11am PST - Peer Support as a Recovery-Oriented Practice
Thursday, January 16, 10-11am PST - Can Clinical Care be Recovery-Oriented?
Thursday, February 13, 2019  10-11am PST - The Importance of Community Inclusion
Thursday, November 14, 2019  10-11am PST - Principles of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (Past)

Presented by New England MHTTC
Presenter: Larry Davidson, Ph.D.

This is a 4-part series on the principles and practices of recovery-oriented care.

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Northwest Rural Health Conference 2020: Rural Values: Shaping Care, Inspiring Success

March 23-25, 2020
Spokane, WA

Save the Date for the NWRHC in Spokane, Washington, and the Davenport Grand Hotel. Registration links will be available later in 2019.

Conference goals:

  • Highlight rural health public policy issues
  • Identify changes in the delivery of and access to rural health care
  • Identify ways that data & technology are improving health in rural communities
  • Examine issues that impact rural hospitals
  • Collaborate with peers on innovative models for rural health care delivery

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American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

April 25 - 29, 2020
Philadelphia, PA

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting Opens Soon.

Housing for the 2020 Annual Meeting Is Now Open! Get your preferred hotel in Philadelphia by booking early.

Submissions for the 2020 Annual Meeting are currently closed. The site will reopen for New Research posters ONLY November 12, 2019 through December 12, 2019.

Stay tuned for more information HERE.  


2020 Washington Behavioral Healthcare Conference: Strengthening Community-Based Treatment & Recovery

June 17-19, 2020
Kennewick, WA


The conference brings together a diverse group of presenters to share information about therapeutic interventions, recovery supports, promising programs, and policies that advance best practices. Our goal is to provide a learning experience that expands professional knowledge, promotes community partnerships, and helps make recovery a reality. Last year over 680 people attended – this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and experience!

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To access a pdf application to present at the conference, click HERE.