Training and Events Calendar

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Restorative practices in schools focus on building and maintaining positive relationships, addressing conflicts, and repairing harm. It involves proactive approaches like circles and community-building activities, as well as reactive processes like restorative conferences to resolve conflicts and restore relationships. By prioritizing empathy, accountability, and communication, restorative practices foster a supportive and inclusive school culture, reducing disciplinary issues and promoting social-emotional development among students. This presentation will provide an introduction to and review of restorative practices and will address readiness for implementation at the school level.
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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. HT / 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. MT / 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. CT / 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Session 5 of 8 in the "Provider Plática Learning Collaborative" Series / Sesión 5 de 8 de la Serie "Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales" (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información) Provider Plática Learning Collaborative: Supporting the Training Needs of Practitioners of Spanish Language Mental Health Services Colaboración de Aprendizaje para una Plática entre Profesionales: Respaldando las Necesidades de Capacitación de los Profesionales que Prestan Servicios de Salud Mental en Español May 28: Session 5 / 28 de mayo: Sesión 5   Welcome to Session 5 in this series! / ¡Bienvenidos a la Sesión 5 de esta serie!   Collaboratively held by the National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) and the Pacific Southwest MHTTC this Provider Platica program is a monthly collaborative space for peer learning and resourcing. This session and all that follow are an open, bilingual space for members of the mental health workforce to share common challenges and experiences when providing services to Spanish-speaking communities with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as well as high-quality resources and innovative solutions. All levels of Spanish language proficiency and comfort are welcome. Este programa de Plática entre Profesionales, llevado a cabo colaborativamente por el Centro Nacional de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica (NTTAC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología de Salud Mental del Sudoeste del Pacífico (MHTTC por sus siglas en inglés), es un espacio mensual de colaboración para el aprendizaje entre pares y la facilitación de recursos. Esta y todas las demás sesiones son un espacio abierto y bilingüe donde los miembros de la fuerza laboral de salud mental podrán compartir desafíos y experiencias en común a la hora de prestar servicios a las comunidades de habla hispana con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés), así como recursos de alta calidad y soluciones innovadoras. Son bienvenidas las personas con cualquier nivel de dominio del español y comodidad con el mismo.   Audience / Audiencia Mental health professionals across the country and U.S. territories, including clinicians, peer counselors and others who provide services to Spanish-speaking individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). We welcome providers in a wide range of professional settings, including clinical, community and government agencies, education, private practice, and more. Profesionales de la salud mental de todo Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluidos médicos clínicos, consejeros entre pares y otras personas que prestan servicios a hablantes de español con un Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP por sus siglas en inglés). Les damos la bienvenida a profesionales provenientes de una amplia variedad de entornos, que incluye instituciones clínicas, comunitarias, gubernamentales, educativas, consultorios privados y demás.   About the Facilitators / Conozcan a las Facilitadoras Lisa Teyechea (she/her) is highly skilled and experienced in technical assistance, training, and project developer in areas of public health, prevention, and behavioral health. Other skills include evaluation and grant writing. More than 20 years designing and implementing systems of care and programming at agency and community levels, while approaching work with a trauma-informed lens. Lisa Teyechea (ella) está altamente capacitada y posee una enorme experiencia en asistencia técnica, capacitación y desarrollo de proyectos en las áreas de salud pública, prevención y salud conductual. Entre otras habilidades suyas se incluyen la evaluación y redacción de solicitudes de subvenciones. Posee más de 20 años de experiencia diseñando e implementando sistemas de atención y programas a nivel institucional y comunitario, abordando su labor desde una perspectiva informada sobre el trauma.     Kristi Silva (she/her) has over 15 years’ experience providing culturally responsive training and technical assistance – especially for Latine and Native American communities – at the local, state, and national level. In addition to subject matter expertise in health equity and policy, Ms. Silva is an experienced researcher and evaluator, with specialization in community-developed best practices requiring an adapted evaluation methodology. She has worked in partnership with communities impacted by pan-generational trauma to develop strengths-based policies and practices that are sustainable and rooted in a social justice framework. As a professional who now serves communities like the one she comes from, Ms. Silva brings an essential lens of lived experience to the work. Kristi Silva (ella) tiene más de 15 años de experiencia brindando capacitación y asistencia técnica culturalmente receptiva —especialmente a comunidades latinas e indígenas norteamericanas— a nivel local, estatal y nacional. Además de ser experta en asuntos de equidad y políticas de salud, la Srta. Silva es una evaluadora e investigadora experimentada, especializada en mejores prácticas desarrolladas por la comunidad que requieran una metodología de evaluación adaptada. Ha trabajado junto con comunidades impactadas por el trauma pangeneracional para desarrollar prácticas y políticas basadas en las fortalezas que sean sostenibles y se fundamenten en un marco de justicia social. Como una profesional que ahora atiende a comunidades similares a aquellas de donde proviene, la Srta. Silva lleva a cabo su trabajo con una perspectiva fundamental de experiencias de vida.     (view series main page for full details / consultar la página principal de la serie para ver toda la información)  
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United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. This no-cost telehealth series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length and will provide an opportunity for participants to:   Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens   May's topic will be a discussion on "National Bridge Overview: Bridging Emergency Care and Community Health."   The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session. Who should attend? Tribal health directors, clinic staff, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, Tribal Epidemiology Center staff, and anyone supporting Tribal communities through the health or behavioral health sector are welcome to join. Continuing education credits will be provided.   If you would like accommodations to participate in any of our events, please contact us at [email protected] ahead of the event date. For example, if you would like an ASL interpreter, please let us know 3 weeks ahead of the event date so we have sufficient time to secure the services.  
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  The Mid-America MHTTC is a proud sponsor and member of the planning committee for the Middle America School Mental Health Conference.    Learn more: Middle America School Mental Health Conference    
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Learning Objectives: Summarize the clinical significance of new information regarding increasing diversity, equity and access within the early psychosis workforce. Assess factors that have led to structural inequities and lack of access to care. Apply new developments in providing youth-led outreach and community education about early psychosis.   Presenters: S. Kwame Dance PSYD, M. Friedman-Yakoobian Ph.D., TaKaya McFarland , & Vera Muñiz-Suarré This webinar will be presented in collaboration with the Massachusetts Mental Health Center GrandRounds series. If you would like accommodations to participate in any of our events, please contact us at [email protected] ahead of the event date. For example, if you would like an ASL interpreter, please let us know 3 weeks ahead of the event date so we have sufficient time to secure the services.
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ABOUT THIS EVENT The Northwest MHTTC is excited to collaborate with the Mountain West AIDS Education & Training Center Program (AETC) on this webinar series related to sexual health.  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) data collection and documentation are a key component of enhancing meaningful dialogue during clinical encounters and promoting the provision of high-quality care. The collection of SOGI data are a critical step in systematically documenting and addressing health disparities affecting LGBTQIA+ persons. Client-provider discussions about SOGI can facilitate a more accurate assessment of self-reported health and behaviors. Accurate SOGI data collection is a vital part of establishing a good client-provider relationship and conveys competence and humility. The second session of the series will highlight best practices for obtaining and documenting SOGI data and help build provider skills and confidence in these activities. Learning Objectives  Define and differentiate sexual orientation, gender, and sex.  Differentiate gender modality, identity, and expression.  Identify how asking questions about sexual orientation, gender, and sex improves healthcare for the patient and explain this value to others.  Describe how stigma operates in healthcare environments and identify strategies to counter stigma.  Utilize affirming language when asking sexual orientation, gender, and sex questions of all patients.  Part 2 of the Sexual Health Series (click to view all sessions in this series). FACILITATORS Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH Dr. Chwastiak is a psychiatrist, internist and health services researcher who is a Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Over the past 22 years, her research has focused on improving care and outcomes for people with complex needs in low resource settings, such as low-barrier primary care clinics and community mental health centers in the US, and primary and secondary medical settings in India and Nepal. Dr. Chwastiak is co-directs the UW Behavioral Research in HIV (BIRCH) Center, an NIMH-funded AIDS Research Center, and is the PI and co-director of the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NW MHTTC). Dayna Morrison, BA, MHP Dayna K. Morrison, BA, MHP, brings over 20 years of experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS in Oregon and abroad. In her current role as Program Manager for the Oregon AETC and Lead Faculty for SOGI (sexual orientation/gender identity), Ms. Morrison has provided capacity building assistance to health care systems, federally qualified health centers, and clinicians in efforts to build more inclusive healthcare environments. Additionally, she has coordinated the LGBTQ+ Health Coalition of the Columbia-Willamette since 2010 representing LGBTQ+ voices in Health Equity Workgroups through the Oregon Health Authority. Previous professional positions include Director of HIV Services at Quest Center for Integrative Health, and Program Coordinator for the CDC Global AIDS Program.   Rachel Greim, MPH Rachel Greim (she/her) is the Equity Manager with the Oregon AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC), located at the Oregon Primary Care Association. She is originally from southern California and moved to Portland to complete her MPH at the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, where she focused on reproductive health, community health, and sexual and gender minority health. In her work at the AETC, she coordinates the biennial 2SLGBTQ+ Meaningful Care Conference and delivers trainings on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to clinics and other healthcare settings. Her work also supports the Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Equity and Inclusion in implementing SOGI data collection by state-funded programs. In addition to her SOGI work, Rachel coordinates trainings on antiracism and trauma-informed care for HIV care and service providers around the state of Oregon.
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About this Event: In today's fast-paced work environment, understanding the intricate relationship between mental and physical health is crucial for fostering a thriving workplace. In this webinar, we’ll explore practical strategies and insights that can help enhance overall well-being and create a more positive work culture. Discover how the mind-body connection can transform employee wellness as we talk with health and fitness experts, Kendall Poole, NSAM, PN1, Prosper-NC and Kimberly Rammage, MSPT, DPT of H.E.R (Health. Empower. Restore) Solutions. Learning Objectives:  Understand the Mind-Body Connection and the scientific basis of how mental and physical health are intertwined. Implement physical activities into daily work schedules. Identify holistic approaches to wellness by integrating mindfulness, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to improve overall health. Demonstrate mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and increase focus.
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DESCRIPTION Although occasional anxiety is a normal part of life, ongoing worry or extreme fear may indicate an underlying mental health concern. This webinar will explore the types of anxiety disorders, including phobias, prevalent in the Black community. These conditions are among the most pervasive, troubling, and disabling of mental disorders. The presentation will also discuss treatment options for this population. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Define the types of anxiety disorders Identify the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders Discuss pharmacologic treatment Discuss non-pharmacologic treatment PRESENTER Dr. Topaz Sampson-Mills is board certified in Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. Currently, she serves as a Staff Psychiatrist at the Menninger Clinic and Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, she went on to complete psychiatry residency with the Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine. During residency, she had the pleasure of serving as Chief Resident and was awarded the Eugen Kahn Excellence in psychiatry award. Dr. Sampson-Mills completed her forensic psychiatry fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York where she served as an expert witness in several cases. Her career interests include medical education and community mental health. HOST Annelle Primm MD, MPH is the Senior Medical Director of the Steve Fund, an organization focused on the mental health of young people of color. She is also a member of the Black Psychiatrists of America Council of Elders. AUDIENCE This webinar is part of the Health Equity Webinar Series, an ongoing collaboration between the Central East MHTTC and the Black Psychiatrists of America to increase education and awareness surrounding mental health in the Black community. View past webinars in the series
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Session Description: A primary concern in any healthcare setting is the safety of patients, staff, and visitors. This webinar will explore de-escalation techniques to help prevent harm to all parties involved, reducing the risk of physical injuries and psychological trauma and promoting a therapeutic environment conducive to healing and recovery. Responding to aggression with empathy and de-escalation techniques can help build trust, encouraging people receiving care to communicate openly and engage in their treatment. This webinar will also explore the topic of the interactions between mental health staff and people who are receiving emergency and short-term inpatient psychiatric care. We will identify research on the types of situations that commonly result in aggression between staff and people receiving care. Then, we will introduce a practical best practice model of communication that can be used to de-escalate difficult situations, encourage positive communication and promote a safer environment in outpatient settings.   Presenter Bio: Kenneth T. Kinter, MA, LPS has worked with people with mental illness throughout his 30-year career. This includes 25 years working in psychiatric emergency settings, partial care programs and in a county jail. He has worked for Rutgers University for nearly 20 years. His current faculty appointment is implementing evidence-based practices in New Jersey's state psychiatric hospitals. He has been based at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital since 2006 and the Ann Klein Forensic Center since 2019. Mr. Kinter is currently completing his Ed.D. and his dissertation involves predicting and preventing 30-day readmissions to state psychiatric hospitals. He has also published on Learn Thinking/Six Stigma, deinstitutionalization, wellness centers, inter-rater fidelity, and Illness Management and Recovery.
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Event Description Historically, school psychologists functioned in narrow roles in school districts, and many school districts lacked the mental health services students require.  Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) is based on a public health model of providing services and interventions to students as needed.  This training will discuss the components of a school-based behavioral health model that addresses students’ mental health needs from prevention/promotion to early intervention to intensive services. Learning Objectives: 1.Participants will understand the components of behavioral services in an MTSS model 2.Participants will learn about how universal behavioral health screening occurs in schools 3.Participants will learn about workforce development strategies needed to create an effective mental health workforce 4. Participants will learn how to develop partnerships required to implement comprehensive behavioral health models to schools Trainer Andria Amador, Ed.D, NCSP Andria Amador is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services for the Boston Public Schools (BPS).  Andria has dedicated her career to urban school psychology and began her career as a school psychologist before becoming an administrator.  Andria, along with her staff and partners, have developed the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Model (CBHM).  CBHM is a multi-tiered system of supports designed to support the behavioral health needs of students across a continuum of prevention, early-intervention and intensive services.  Implementation of CBHM requires BPS school psychologists to expand their scope of service delivery to include all NASP Domains of Practice.  Andria had the pleasure of serving as the Past President of the Massachusetts School Psychology Association.  She is the Delegate Representative for the Northeast for the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and is also the coordinator of the NASP Supervision Interest Group.
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  Learn more: Nebraska School Mental Health Conference    
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Join Abbe Duke from OnTrackNY to learn more about the role of Peer Specialists on Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) teams. This training will offer an overview of the OnTrackNY approach to the role of Peer Specialist, examples and lessons learned from implementation in New York State (NYS), and ample time for Q&A and dialogue. For more information, visit OnTrackNY.org to read Peer Specialist manuals, view Peer Specialist intro modules, and review many tools for the role.   Abbe Duke (she, her, hers) is a long time NYS Peer Specialist and the Recovery Specialist & Trainer supervisor at the OnTrackNY initiative at the Center for Practice Innovations. OnTrackNY is an innovative model of coordinated specialty care, which has thoughtfully integrated the role of Peer Specialist throughout its development. Abbe brings her decade of experience working as a Peer Specialist in a variety of settings throughout NYS, as well as her training and technical assistance work for the NYS Office of Mental Health and for OnTrackNY. Abbe is particularly proud of the development of the recent OnTrackNY Peer Specialist manual and the introductory training modules for OnTrackNY Peer Specialists- all of which can be found at OnTrackNY.org.
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This 90-minute virtual consultation call with ACT teams and ACT stakeholders consists of a mini-didactic training on a topic of relevance and interest to ACT teams, plus opportunities to pose consultation questions and learn from other ACT teams and their shared experiences within ACT. ABOUT THIS EVENT Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. This is a vulnerable population and their providers – ACT teams – are at elevated risk themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Northwest MHTTC is partnering with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina to host and facilitate regular meetings for ACT teams. Goals of the meetings are to: connect with one another share strategies and resources for adapting team practices and communications facilitate connection to the most up-to-date resources This June, Juli Templeton RN, BSN, QMHP, TTS & Heidi Herinckx, MA will provide an update on the creation of an ACT nurse onboard training curriculum created by the Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment (OCEACT). ACT nurses from five states participated in an extensive DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process, to describe the core duties and tasks essential to the role of an ACT nurse. A recent publication on the DACUM results (Herinckx et al., 2024) outlines the DACUM process. OCEACT is using the DACUM as a roadmap for developing a competency based onboarding curriculum. This presentation will describe the eight modules that are being developed and how OCEACT intends to provide the onboard training to newly hired ACT nurses statewide. OCEACT will describe the ACT nurse statewide trainer role and describe the onboard training all ACT nurses will receive in their first year of hire. For more information or questions, contact: Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis or Lorna Moser, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS SERIES FACILITATORS Lorna Moser, PhD Dr. Lorna Moser is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Director of the Institute for Best Practice, Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health.   Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD Dr. Monroe-DeVita is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Director, Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis.  
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This event is being offered to a specific cohort and is not accepting applications.  ABOUT THIS EVENT The Northwest MHTTC is offering this training in collaboration with Partnerships for Native Health at Washington State University, the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, and Portland Area Indian Health Services. This training is being held from June 4 - 5, 2024, at the Skagit Valley Hotel and Casino in Bow, WA. Learning Objectives Understand the fundamental aspects of the way of being with relatives/clients using Motivational Interviewing (MI). Learn to recognize change talk and sustain talk and how to respond to each in a good way. Utilize open-ended questions to develop discrepancy between ideal self and current behaviors in a way that encourages movement toward integrity. Day 1: 9:00am - 4:30pm Introduction to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Why MI for Native Communities Introduction to the Tools of MI Skill-building Exercises Day 2: 9:00am - 4:30pm Review & Discussion of Day 1 Skill‐building Exercises Deeper into Change Talk Rolling with Resistance Avoiding Traps Real-world application FACILITATOR   Lonnie Nelson, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Partnerships for Native Health, Eastern band Cherokee (AniKituwah) Dr. Lonnie Nelson (descendant of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology at University of Washington's Harborview Medical Center. In 2012, he returned to the field of Native health disparities through the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Career Development Award (K12) at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Dr. Nelson joined the Washington State University College of Nursing in 2015. His work aims to address health disparities experienced by American Indian and Alaska Native communities through multiple avenues. His current research interests focus on the elimination of health disparities in urban dwelling and other Native populations through the application of culturally adapted evidence-based interventions and other patient centered approaches to changing health behaviors, such as indigenized motivational interviewing and harm reduction treatments. Outside of work, he enjoys making and using traditional Native archery gear and spending time with his 7-year-old daughter, Amelia.
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This 4-part webinar series on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers an exploration of DBT's core modules, designed to enhance the skills of students and new professionals. This series is designed to provide a foundational overview of DBT to cover the skills for mindfulness and how to help individuals stay present in the moment, regulate emotions and reduce emotional vulnerability, cope with crises and difficult situations without making them worse, and navigate interpersonal relationships effectively. Throughout the series, participants will gain valuable insights and practical techniques to support individuals in applying tools to their daily lives. Webinar objectives: Review DBT's history and outline the DBT treatment structure and process Explain the key components of DBT: Mindfulness Emotional regulation Distress tolerance Interpersonal effectiveness Understand mindfulness strategies and their importance in DBT Review a case study and practical examples of using these skills with clients   Presenter: Crystal Socha, MS, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS (she/her) is a PhD Candidate and Senior Training and Consultation Specialist at Rutgers School of Health Professions in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions. Crystal's primary role includes providing in-person and remote training, consultation, and technical assistance to New Jersey agencies that provide Community Support Services. She has over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field, delivering trauma-informed, culturally responsive, gender-affirming care and supporting individuals in building a life worth living. Before joining Rutgers, she provided recovery-oriented services in supportive housing, intensive in-home and in-community settings, community mental health centers, integrated primary care, hospital systems, and private practices. She has received a 40-hour foundational training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by a Linehan Board Certified Clinician and utilizes a DBT informed approach within her work as a counselor.   Other sessions in this series: Session 2: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Distress Tolerance Session 3: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Emotion Regulation Session 4: DBT Skills Training: Strategies for Interpersonal Effectiveness
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TUESDAY, June 4, 2024 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT Workshop 1 of 2 in the "Foundations in Perinatal Mental Health & Navigating Culturally Concordant Care" Series (view series main page for full details)   Registration Has Closed as This Event is Now at Capacity If you would like to sign up for the waitlist, please find instructions by clicking through the registration link. It is estimated that approximately 1 in every 5 birthing people in the United States will experience symptoms of depression or anxiety during pregnancy or postpartum. Additionally, perinatal depression is two times more likely to occur in marginalized communities and communities of color. However, only about 50% of individuals with symptoms are ever identified or receive appropriate and timely care. Community mental health care professionals play an integral role in the screening, identification, and care of perinatal mental health conditions. This 2-hour workshop is the first part in our series, and designed to educate and prepare community service and mental health care providers to differentiate between the most commonly experienced perinatal mental health diagnoses and to understand their impact on parents, their overall functioning, and their attachment relationship with their baby.   Learning Objectives Discuss the myths, stigmas, and stereotypes associated with parenting and their impact on mental health; Discuss the prevalence and incidence of perinatal mental health conditions and address the impact of unaddressed perinatal depression on individuals, families, and systems; Differentiate between perinatal mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, grief/bereavement, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.   Audience We invite community and general mental health professionals and teams of two providers within the same organization to participate. Examples include: social workers, psychiatrists, counselors, psychologists, clinicians, therapists, physicians and peer support specialists.   Facilitator Anna King, PhD, LCSW, PMH-C Dr. Anna King (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, researcher, and certified perinatal mental health specialist. She has over 10 years of experience in community mental health and has specialized training and experience supporting individuals and families across the reproductive spectrum. As the full-time Director of Training for Maternal Mental Health NOW, Anna oversees the development of training programs, including conferences and partnerships with healthcare institutions, and facilitates curriculum development to educate care providers on mental health during pregnancy and postpartum. Before joining the MMH-NOW team, Anna served as a clinical social worker with outpatient oncology services and inpatient hospital units, including the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), birthing center, and emergency department. She is a part-time psychotherapist with ARC Counseling and Wellness, offering anti-oppressive, body-oriented therapy as a student practitioner of Somatic Experiencing® and trained EMDR therapist. She earned her PhD in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology after conducting qualitative research on the intersection of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait and embodied social justice.  
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This event is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the early childhood mental and behavioral health field to learn about ASQ-3™ and ASQ:SE-2™, two important developmental screening tools that are widely used in all child-serving settings. Led by certified trainer, Holly Gursslin M.Ed, NCC, LPC attendees will gain practical skills and knowledge to use these tools to effectively identify and monitor developmental and social-emotional needs in young children. This highly interactive training is only for Early Childhood Professionals located and working within the HHS Region VI including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Click the Register button to learn more!   If the event is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist here.
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Join us for the South Southwest MHTTC First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Conference on June 5th – 6th. Our 2024 theme, Pausing with Purpose: Guiding FEP Care with Human Connection, focuses on the crucial role of human connection in effective FEP care. The theme underscores the importance of fostering genuine relationships among those involved in FEP care, including team members, young people in services, family and other supporters, as well as connecting with ourselves. We invite those committed to transforming FEP care, including providers, researchers, and those with lived experience, to join us for the South Southwest MHTTC FEP conference. Let’s pause and reflect on how being in a relationship can drive FEP care.   Click here for more information
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Humor is a part of daily living that has been shown to improve mental, physical, and emotional health. Laughter can bring us through some of the darkest times when hope seems glim. Despite the benefits and need for laughter and humor, helping professionals are taught very little about the therapeutic benefits of humor in treatment and recovery. In fact, it is sometimes discouraged in the helping professions. In this presentation you will learn strategies to incorporate humor in your work with clients.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this presentation, you will be able to: Understand the research on the benefits of using humor to improve physical, mental and emotional health Use humor more effectively in your work with clients Use humor to improve rapport with clients and to help clients grow in recovery Use humor to help reduce burnout and increase organizational morale   CERTIFICATES: Registrants who fully attend this webinar will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event.   PRESENTERS: Tom Farley Tom Farley grew up in Madison, WI and graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Marketing.  He began his career in banking and finance, living and working in the New York City area.  From 1999 to 2012, he ran The Chris Farley Foundation, a nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to substance abuse prevention. Like his brother, Tom was successful in opening the “eyes and ears” of youth audiences through the powerful and effective use of humor.  In 2008 he wrote “The Chris Farley Show”, a New York Time bestselling biography of his late brother, the actor and comedian Chris Farley.  He has been interviewed on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Fox News and The View. He has also been featured in People Magazine, USA Today and several national and regional newspapers and publications. Tom has served on the Dane County Human Services board and several non-profit boards. Tom works for Rosecrance Behavioral Health as the Professional Relations Coordinator for Wisconsin. He is also a motivational speaker, delivering messages on prevention and recovery. Tom lives in Madison, WI.   Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is the Illinois state project manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. He is an international speaker and behavioral health consultant whose presentations and publications have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, West Indies, Lithuania, and Guam. He is the recipient of four lifetime achievement awards, including NAADAC’s prestigious Enlightenment Award, the National Association for Addiction Professionals’ 50th Anniversary Legends Award, the Illinois Certification Board's Professional of the Year Award and Jessica Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the social work profession as an alumnus of Loyola University of Chicago.  Mark is the author of five books on behavioral health recovery. Recent writings include Slipping Through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions Disorders and Relationship Detox: A Counselors Guide To Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships In Recovery. His groundbreaking monograph, Recovery Management, co-authored with historians William White and Earnest Kurtz, helped shift substance use disorders treatment and recovery from the acute care model towards a recovery-oriented system of care. Mark is the primary contributing author of a trauma-informed gun violence prevention curriculum which is now being implemented in several large cities throughout the U.S., and he authored two stories published in the New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for The Soul book series. In addition to his behavioral healthcare work, Mark has a 30-year career as a university educator, having taught at The University of Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, and Illinois State University School of Social Work. He is also the co-founder of Serenity Academy Chicago, a program which sponsors recovery-oriented peer groups in local high schools.   The Great Lakes A/MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Webinar/Virtual Training
1 in 36 school-age children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic students are much more likely than non-autistic students to experience mental health challenges, including difficulty with emotion regulation, anxiety, and depression that may be exacerbated by experiences of bullying, victimization, and segregation within schools. There is an urgent need to support the mental and behavioral health of autistic students. In this webinar event, Dr. Katherine Pickard will orient attendees to the resources – reports, infographics, webinar recordings, and more  –  the Southeast MHTTC has developed and disseminated on supporting the mental health of autistic students.   Learning Objectives: 1. Contextualize mental health support for autistic students as an urgent need. 2. Access key resources that support the mental health of autistic students, particularly regarding anxiety, executive functioning, and challenging behaviors. 3. Identify additional resources that explore nuances of how to support the mental health of autistic students including those with and without co-occurring ADHD.
Virtual TA Session
The South Southwest MHTTC hosted the Educator Wellness and Trauma-Informed Classrooms Master Training event for Texas Education Service Centers (ESC).  This optional learning community is a space to share new resources, research, and tools to support the implementation of this training in Texas. We will provide a space to share what is working, any challenges experienced, and brainstorm ways that the South Southwest MHTTC can support the leaders implementing this training. This group meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:00 - 10:00 am CT.
Webinar/Virtual Training
This workshop will explore the vast array of situations and settings in which a harm reduction lens can be utilized in behavioral health. Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies (from safer use, to managed use, to abstinence) to meet individuals engaged in high-risk behavior “where they're at” while addressing symptoms and diagnoses. Join this 4-hour virtual training for an introduction to harm reduction, to learn how to implement harm reduction strategies, and for tools to navigate conversations on access to lethal means. The six principles of harm reduction will be taught (humanism, pragmatism, individualism, autonomy, incrementalism, and accountability without termination), including how they relate to the role of the clinician. Important Note: A recording of this webinar will NOT be provided. Please only register for this event if you are able to attend live.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES After attending this training, participants will be able to: Understand harm reduction opportunities, and the role of safe injection facilities and housing first opportunities in harm reduction Understand the role of the clinician, and list ways a clinician might assist the person served in their treatment Demonstrate knowledge on the 6 principles of harm reduction specific to healthcare settings   CONTINUING EDUCATION Participants who fully attend this virtual training will be eligible to receive 4 continuing education (CE) hours certified by NBCC. The hosting agency (WAFCA) will manage the dissemination of CE certificates after the conclusion of the event.   PRESENTER Myranda Green, LLMSW Myranda Green holds a Bachelor’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University and a Master’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University. She has extensive experience developing and managing crisis services systems, making her a vital member of TBD Solutions Clinical and Crisis Services team. Myranda also brings leadership skills and a passion for developing relationships to her consultant role.   The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Face-to-Face Training
The Northwest MHTTC is proud to collaborate with the University of Washington Integrated Care Training Program (UW ICTP) to present "Cultivating Integrated Care within the Behavioral Health Ecosystem," an in-person conference being held June 6-7, 2024, in Seattle, WA. ABOUT THIS EVENT Integrated care is a crucial component of the behavioral health ecosystem. Supporting our patients and care teams in integrated care requires critical innovations, rethinking approaches and strengthening systems. Join a community of partners to share ideas, learn about clinical and community-level innovations in integrated care, and help improve behavioral healthcare and health equity in the State of Washington and beyond. This conference is open to medical and behavioral health clinicians in integrated care settings, program and clinic administrators, policymakers, peer supports, and other staff supporting integrated care work. For more details and to register, please view the flyer and visit the 2024 Integrated Care Conference website.   Dates Thursday, June 6, 2024,1:00 PM - 6:45 PM PST Friday, June 7, 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST Location DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel | 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188 The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is located near the light rail station with direct access to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Conference Breakout Threads Building Connections Across the Behavioral Health Ecosystem Integrated Care Skills Workshops Workforce Strategies in Integrated Care Pre-Conference Skills Sessions  
Webinar/Virtual Training
Communicating feedback to team members in a way that motivates them to improve can be a difficult challenge. Most people dread feedback and automatically think it will be negative. However, given effectively, feedback can help people grow, which is a key part of the supervisory function. This webinar addresses some practical tools to give effective feedback to your direct reports. This class is part of the Leadership Coffee Break Series. Be sure to check out other classes in the series: Coffee Break Series.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe strategies for dealing with high and low performers Outline feedback approaches that focus on building on strengths   CONTINUING EDUCATION: Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive 1 continuing education (CE) hour certified by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. CE certificates are provided by People Incorporated Training Institute.   PRESENTER: Russ Turner, MA, Director of the People Incorporated Training InstituteDuring Russ’s 16-year tenure, he has written and taught thousands of hours of person-centered curriculum to help people become more effective helpers, communicators, and leaders. His audience includes workers and leaders across a wide range of organizations from human services, healthcare, and libraries, to law enforcement and corrections. He trains trainers, works with management, and has consulted and coached on training projects across multiple sectors of the economy. He has worked as an educator for three decades in a variety of countries and settings including Japan, the Czech Republic, and the UK. His teaching philosophy is that adults learn best when they are challenged, the material is applicable to work situations, and sessions are interactive and engaging.   This training is provided by our valued partners at the People Incorporated Training Institute. The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
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