Training and Events Calendar

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Webinar/Virtual Training
Eating disorders, and essential knowledge for clinicians, are the focus of this 90-minute webinar. ABOUT THIS EVENT Eating disorders are common mental health disorders that can negatively affect quality of life and can be fatal. It is important for clinicians to be able to recognize individuals with disordered eating and help them get the treatment they need. In this presentation, we will review what eating disorders are, who and how to screen, initial interventions, when to consider referring an individual for additional support, and how to help caregivers who may be supporting someone with an eating disorder. Objectives: - Identify who is at risk for eating disorders - Describe how to screen for eating disorders - Discuss interventions for eating disorders and when to refer for specialized treatment - Discuss how to support caregivers to help someone who has an eating disorder, especially if they need treatment. FACILITATORS Megan Riddle, MS, MD, PhD Megan Riddle, MS MD PhD (she/her), is board-certified in both adult psychiatry and consult liaison psychiatry. She attended Western Washington University for her bachelor’s and master’s degrees and then went to Weill Cornell Medical College where she earned a medical degree as well as a PhD in neuroscience. She completed her residency and fellowship training in psychiatry at the University of Washington.  She is currently a Courtesy Clinical Instructor with the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and enjoys teaching and supervising residents.  After graduating, Dr. Riddle started working at the Eating Recovery Center in Bellevue, WA, where she is currently medical director.  Dr. Riddle has a longstanding passion for eating disorders, with a particular interest in inclusivity in eating disorder treatment and research, with a focus on transgender and gender diverse individuals.   Natalie Goodwin, PhD Natalie Goodwin, PhD (she/her), is a native Seattle-ite who loves living in the Pacific Northwest and taking advantage of all the natural beauty it has to offer. She left Seattle for a short period of time to journey to the south for graduate training. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following the completion of her graduate training, Dr. Goodwin returned home to Seattle and served as a clinical manager and clinical director at Eating Recovery Center Bellevue for 6 years and then spent 3 years in private practice. Her professional focus is in the area of treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Goodwin enjoys providing therapeutic intervention with clients and their families, as well as supporting others who are providing care through teaching, supervision and general support. Therapeutically her favorite interventions are Family Based Treatment, Emotion Focused Family Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is certified in Exposure and Response Prevention treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and also has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.  In her personal life, Dr. Goodwin enjoys hanging out with her partner and cats, and spending time being an extroverted introvert who loves yoga, dancing, rollerblading, reading, the sunshine, nature, food and her friends.  
Webinar/Virtual Training
ABOUT THIS EVENT This webinar in partnership with Perfectly Queer Counseling will delve into the history of feminist therapy, how it has developed into modern therapy, and how to use it in their own practice. Participants will be able to define intersectional feminism and feminist therapy and will leave with tools and resources to apply intersectional feminism to various therapeutic interventions. FACILITATOR Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH Leah Post (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor and founder of Perfectly Queer Counseling. Leah graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a master's in social work in public health. Leah has spent their career providing support, education and psychotherapy to folks ages 13+. Leah's focus is working with queer youth and adults and has built an all-queer practice of clinicians who bring lived experience and queer identities to their work. 
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ABOUT THIS EVENT This webinar in partnership with Perfectly Queer Counseling will describe key competencies for working with individuals who self-identify as a sexual and/or gender minority on their substance use treatment. The goal is for participants to be able to define SGM populations, identify disparities for SGM populations and substance use, and understand the gaps in research. Participants will leave with resources for national and local support information for SGM populations and substance use. FACILITATOR Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH Leah Post (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor and founder of Perfectly Queer Counseling. Leah graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a master's in social work in public health. Leah has spent their career providing support, education and psychotherapy to folks ages 13+. Leah's focus is working with queer youth and adults and has built an all-queer practice of clinicians who bring lived experience and queer identities to their work. 
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ABOUT THIS EVENT This webinar in partnership with Perfectly Queer Counseling will focus on the benefits, impacts and unique challenges that queer supervisors and queer supervisees may encounter in the therapeutic space. We will look at self-disclosure, therapeutic models from a queer lens and the importance of a shared queer space. FACILITATOR Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH Leah Post (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor and founder of Perfectly Queer Counseling. Leah graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a master's in social work in public health. Leah has spent their career providing support, education and psychotherapy to folks ages 13+. Leah's focus is working with queer youth and adults and has built an all-queer practice of clinicians who bring lived experience and queer identities to their work. 
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The Northwest MHTTC is excited to partner with Leah Post to offer a live learning community on LGBTQIA2S+ supervision. 6 hours of CE contact hours available* (see below.) ABOUT THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY This Learning Community in partnership with Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH will focus on the benefits, impacts and unique challenges that queer supervisors and queer supervisees may encounter in the therapeutic space. We will look at self-disclosure, therapeutic models from a queer lens and the importance of a shared queer space. ELIGIBILITY Members of the mental health/behavioral health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington (HHS Region 10) Commitment to attend the whole series is required Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate The deadline for applications is July 29th. We will notify you of your application status by July 31st. Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected]. SESSIONS: Mondays, August 5 - 26 8:30 - 10:00am AK / 9:30 - 11:00am PT / 10:30am - 12:00pm MT August 5: Participants will learn the benefits of queer therapists working with queer supervisors. August 12: Participants will learn how to be an intersectional supervisor. August 19: Panel discussion of supervisees discussing the pros and cons of different types of supervision they've attended over the years. August 26: Participants will learn how to find/offer supervision for your target Supervisor/Supervisee FACILITATOR Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH Leah Post (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor and founder of Perfectly Queer Counseling. Leah graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a master's in social work in public health. Leah has spent their career providing support, education and psychotherapy to folks ages 13+. Leah's focus is working with queer youth and adults and has built an all-queer practice of clinicians who bring lived experience and queer identities to their work.  *Continuing Education Contact Hours Details Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUs with your licensing/credentialing entity. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, substance use disorder professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620, WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.
Webinar/Virtual Training
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. August's Meeting Topic: Findings from the National ACT Study with Lorna Moser, PhD 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 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.    
Webinar/Virtual Training
The Northwest MHTTC is excited to partner with Leah Post to offer a live learning community on sexual health in treatment to improve client health outcomes. 6 hours of CE contact hours available* (see below.) ABOUT THIS LEARNING COMMUNITY This learning community in partnership with Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH is geared towards mental health therapists who want to understand the importance of sexual health in treatment to improve client health outcomes. Participants will gain confidence in assessing a client's sexual health need/risk, while also learning to define various types of intimate relationships. Sexual health is important to talk about in therapy, and this learning community will help you understand why and how to better engage your clients in this discussion. ELIGIBILITY Members of the mental health/behavioral health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington (HHS Region 10) Commitment to attend the whole series is required Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate The deadline for applications is July 30th. We will notify you of your application status by August 1st. Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected]. SESSIONS: Tuesdays, August 6 - 27 8:30 - 10:00am AK / 9:30 - 11:00am PT / 10:30am - 12:00pm MT August 6: Participants will learn the basics of sex education and how to communicate with clients to improve health outcomes. August 13: Participants will learn about various types of intimate relationships and how to communicate with clients to improve understanding in the therapeutic relationship. August 20: Participants will discuss and discover why sexual health is important to talk about in therapy. August 27: Participants will engage in a game of Sexual Health Jeopardy and have time to ask questions related to their clientele and treatment setting. FACILITATOR Leah Post, LICSW, MSW, MPH Leah Post (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a WA State Approved Clinical Supervisor and founder of Perfectly Queer Counseling. Leah graduated from the University of Minnesota with both a master's in social work in public health. Leah has spent their career providing support, education and psychotherapy to folks ages 13+. Leah's focus is working with queer youth and adults and has built an all-queer practice of clinicians who bring lived experience and queer identities to their work.  *Continuing Education Contact Hours Details Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUs with your licensing/credentialing entity. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, substance use disorder professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620, WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.
Webinar/Virtual Training
The Northwest MHTTC is excited to partner with Lamarr Lewis, MA, LAPC, CPRP, to offer a live learning community about motivation in mental health recovery. 6 hours of CE contact hours available* (see below.) ABOUT THE LEARNING COMMUNITY This Learning Community is designed to equip behavioral health professionals with the skills and knowledge to leverage storytelling for effective communication and community engagement. Through a combination of theoretical understanding, practical exercises, and real-world application, participants will emerge with enhanced storytelling capabilities that can drive positive change in behavioral health. The goal is to enhance communication to build more functional relationships and improve service outcomes. Learning Objectives:  Improve participants' ability to craft compelling stories that resonate with diverse audiences in the context of behavioral health.  Equip participants with the ability to integrate local stories into their behavioral health messages for increased community engagement.  Develop participants' ability to assess the impact of storytelling on behavioral health outcomes through measurable indicators.  Eligibility Members of the mental health/behavioral health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington Commitment to attend the whole series is required Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate Deadline to apply: Monday, July 22nd. Applicants will be notified of their status by July 26th. Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected]. SESSIONS: Tuesdays, August 6 - 27, 2024  12:30 - 2:00 pm AK / 1:30 - 3:00pm PT / 2:30 - 4:00pm MT August 6: Mastering the Art of Narrative Construction   Participants will learn the fundamentals of crafting compelling narratives that resonate with the audience. August 13: Identifying Personal Narratives   Effective storytelling in behavioral health requires the ability to reflect and clarify our own personal narratives and how they influence our work. August 20: Tailoring Messages to Diverse Audiences   Effective storytelling in behavioral health requires the ability to adapt narratives for diverse audiences. August 27: Evaluating and Measuring Impact   To ensure the success of storytelling initiatives, participants will discover how to assess the impact of their narratives. FACILITATOR Lamarr Lewis, MA, LAPC, CPRP Lamarr Lewis is a dedicated advocate, author, and agent of change. With a focus on community-based mental health, he works with diverse groups including individuals living with psychiatric disabilities, people in recovery from substance abuse, and at-hope youth (He does not use the term at-risk). He is an alumnus of Wittenberg University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in Africana Studies and Religion. He later received his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Argosy University. His career spans over twenty years with experience as a therapist, consultant, and human service professional. He has been a featured expert and trainer for such organizations as; Boeing, Fulton County Probate Court, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Mississippi Department of Health, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Region IV Public Health Training Center, the Ruby Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, and more. His lifelong mission is to leave the world better than how he found it. *Continuing Education Contact Hours Details Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUs with your licensing/credentialing entity. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, substance use disorder professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620, WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.
Webinar/Virtual Training
ABOUT THIS EVENT Navigating a transition from coworker or team member into a Supervisor or Manager position is not as simple as applying for and accepting the job. After all, you are now responsible for overseeing one or more staff members in their roles, handling administrative tasks, and managing new relationships. If you work in Behavioral Health, you know you will encounter a variety of personalities and ways others view supervision and management. During this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn more about how to transition into this new role effectively. Items we will focus on during this webinar: - What’s your vision for your new position as a Supervisor or Manager? - What is your communication style? - What’s your feedback like and your comfort with conflict resolution? - Have you explored your own bias around leading and managing different styles? - How will you support staff with their career goals? - With insight, what is your mission statement? FACILITATOR Bianca Andrews Bianca Andrews is a Washington based peer support practice manager, community care advocate, facilitator and trainer in organizational practices and behavioral health care. With focus on community care with intentionality and from a culturally affirming practice lens, Bianca aims to deliver information and perspective that creates critical thinking and space to consider elevated possibilities of support for all persons, and specifically aims to amplify the need to shift our support in a more meaningful way for persons who have historically been under resourced, marginalized and oppressed. Over the last 25 years, Bianca has provided her experience in peer support to the military and mental health communities, consulted and presented in various projects affecting community members at the local, state and national level. As a community caregiver, person living with mental health and generational trauma experience, mental health and military community member and advocate, Bianca is unrelenting and unreserved in their support of Indigenous Sovereignty.
Webinar/Virtual Training
ABOUT THIS EVENT As behavioral health and mental health agencies aim to provide more access and available supports to diverse communities and people who have historically been oppressed or marginalized, there is a substantial need to understand how to engage with different cultural beliefs and values, and have an awareness of one’s own biases, privilege and recognize where discriminatory practices could take place. This 90-minute webinar will discuss the impact of personal bias, how it impacts the people we serve, and what culturally thoughtful and affirming work can look like as a behavioral health professional. Items we will focus on during this webinar: - Personal bias: begin with awareness, recognize hot buttons and what comes up for you? - How does bias impact the work you do as a behavioral health professional? - What would personal work look like from a starting point? - Have you reflected on the privilege you bring into the work as a behavioral health professional? - What does being culturally thoughtful and affirming mean when working as a behavioral health professional? FACILITATOR Bianca Andrews Bianca Andrews is a Washington based peer support practice manager, community care advocate, facilitator and trainer in organizational practices and behavioral health care. With focus on community care with intentionality and from a culturally affirming practice lens, Bianca aims to deliver information and perspective that creates critical thinking and space to consider elevated possibilities of support for all persons, and specifically aims to amplify the need to shift our support in a more meaningful way for persons who have historically been under resourced, marginalized and oppressed. Over the last 25 years, Bianca has provided her experience in peer support to the military and mental health communities, consulted and presented in various projects affecting community members at the local, state and national level. As a community caregiver, person living with mental health and generational trauma experience, mental health and military community member and advocate, Bianca is unrelenting and unreserved in their support of Indigenous Sovereignty.
Webinar/Virtual Training
A series of monthly calls for ACT psychiatric care providers. Offered in collaboration with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina. 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. The Northwest MHTTC is hosting a series for ACT psychiatric care providers. We welcome all ACT psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers. Sessions will be held once a month on Thursdays at 12:00-1:30 pm Pacific/3:00-4:30 pm Eastern, May-July 2024. Learn more about the series and past sessions here. This presentation will discuss Substance Use Disorder (SUD) care in the age of fentanyl and stimulants, with a focus on implementation of harm reduction and treatment. FACILITATORS   Jeremy Weleff, DO (he/him/his) Dr. Jeremy Weleff is an addiction psychiatrist and ACT doc at Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC) in New Haven, CT and Instructor of Psychiatry at Yale University. He completed psychiatry residency training at the Cleveland Clinic. He has published broadly on social determinants of health, homelessness, adverse childhood experiences, and SUDs.  Terence Tumenta, MD, MPH (he/him/his) Dr. Terence Tumenta is an addiction psychiatry fellow at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency at One Brooklyn Health Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn NY. He has worked at different levels in the healthcare system, including public health, in the US and internationally. He is passionate about serving underrepresented minorities and addressing health disparities and inequities. He has a special interest in addiction research and global mental health.    
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ABOUT THIS EVENT This 90-minute webinar in partnership with Reinsel Consulting will focus on providing participants with a framework for developing their personal awareness during instances of de-escalation, while utilizing principles of trauma-informed care to increase competencies during and after a crisis. Participants will learn the “Spectrum of Escalation" and elements of personal preparedness, while focusing on prevention and early intervention and post-intervention practices. Through these methods, participants will enhance confidence in managing complex behavioral situations. FACILITATOR Martin Reinsel, LMHC (he/him) Martin “Marty” Reinsel is a Seattle-based therapist, clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant with over 30-years of experience working in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings. Marty has consistently worked in unique and challenging environments and is competent in addressing complex, and often uncomfortable, issues and situations, while leading with care, compassion, and a growth-mindset. He spent the first 20 years of his career at Seattle based Harborview Medical Center and Navos Mental Health Solutions, where he gained extensive experience in Crisis Intervention, before starting his own business, Reinsel Consulting in 2018. Marty’s training and consultation work has transcended many organizations, including those in the trades and transportation industry. He is currently working with internationally acclaimed musicians, local librarians, executives, food bank organizers, law enforcement officers, and Health Care for the Homeless clinicians. Marty believes we all benefit from kindness, care, mentorship and supportive practices. He appreciates having the opportunity to be real and genuine, and to equally laugh and cry with amazing people who have impact upon our communities. In addition to Marty’s clinical work, he is an accomplished recording and touring musician who loves to travel and spend quality time with his family and close friends.
Webinar/Virtual Training
ABOUT THIS EVENT This webinar will provide an overview of cultural considerations for mental health practitioners working with South Asian clients. We will briefly discuss the history of the region, religious and cultural practices, the role of the family system, the history of migration to the United States, and intersections within South Asian identities. We will also provide an outline of the current scientific literature regarding South Asian mental health. Participants will leave with a more holistic understanding of South Asian culture and the unique factors to consider when working with this community in a clinical setting. FACILITATOR Atrayee Mukherjee, M.S.Ed., LMHCA Atrayee Mukherjee (she/her) is a first-generation Indian immigrant and mental health practitioner. She received her undergraduate and graduate education from Indiana University Bloomington. Through her experiences as an international student, Atrayee became aware of the need for culturally sensitive therapeutic services for immigrant communities. She specializes in working with the South Asian community and the Queer community, and provides therapeutic services in English, Hindi, and Bengali.
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ABOUT THIS EVENT Organizations must transform their approach to hiring and development to thrive in a diverse world. We must also come to terms with our readiness and capacity to interview, hire and manage from a culturally appropriate and affirming lens. This 90-minute webinar will explore how we can approach leadership and hiring in a way that creates an inclusive environment for all staff. Items to consider during this webinar: - Is diversity always a necessary component when hiring? - What does diversity in hiring and onboarding mean? We are not just speaking about diversity as how people look. - What do you consider when looking for the “right applicant”? Could bias be hiding in that outlook? - Is your organization clear on its understanding of diversity and inclusion? - As a leader, are you clued into your own biases? Have you assessed your level of cultural humility? FACILITATOR Bianca Andrews Bianca Andrews is a Washington based peer support practice manager, community care advocate, facilitator and trainer in organizational practices and behavioral health care. With focus on community care with intentionality and from a culturally affirming practice lens, Bianca aims to deliver information and perspective that creates critical thinking and space to consider elevated possibilities of support for all persons, and specifically aims to amplify the need to shift our support in a more meaningful way for persons who have historically been under resourced, marginalized and oppressed. Over the last 25 years, Bianca has provided her experience in peer support to the military and mental health communities, consulted and presented in various projects affecting community members at the local, state and national level. As a community caregiver, person living with mental health and generational trauma experience, mental health and military community member and advocate, Bianca is unrelenting and unreserved in their support of Indigenous Sovereignty.
Webinar/Virtual Training
ABOUT THIS EVENT This presentation will review the ways in which climate change threatens human wellbeing. Bearing in mind the interdependence of mental and physical health, we will start with an overview of health impacts in general. We will then go into more detail about the different ways in which climate change can affect mental health, summarizing recent research on direct, indirect, and vicarious impacts. Finally, we will draw from some Canadian research to describe specific examples of communities where mental health has been affected by events associated with climate change. FACILITATORS Kristie Ebi, Ph.D., MPH Kristie Ebi has been conducting research on the health risks of climate variability and change for over 30 years, focusing on estimating current and future health risks of climate change; designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce these risks in multi-stressor environments; and quantifying the health co-benefits of mitigation policies. She has worked with multiple countries worldwide in assessing their vulnerability and implementing adaptation measures. She was a lead author for the 6th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment cycle; edited four books on aspects of climate change; and has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications. Susan Clayton, Ph.D. Susan Clayton is the Whitmore-Williams Professor and Chair of Psychology at the College of Wooster in Ohio. Dr. Clayton’s research examines people’s relationship with the natural environment, how it is socially constructed, and how a healthy relationship with nature can be promoted. She has written about the effects of climate change on mental health and has developed a scale to assess climate anxiety. She is author or editor of six books, including Identity and the Natural Environment, Conservation Psychology, and Psychology and Climate Change, and is currently the editor of the Cambridge Elements series in Applied Social Psychology. A fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Association of Applied Psychology, she was a lead author on the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Sherilee Harper, MSc, PhD Sherilee Harper is a Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Health, Kule Scholar, and Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.  Her research investigates associations between weather, environment, and health equity in the context of climate change, and she collaborates with partners across sectors to prioritize climate-related health actions, planning, interventions, and research. She was a Lead Author on two Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports; served on the Gender Task Group for the IPCC; Lead Author on Health Canada's 2022 Climate Change and Health Assessment; and Co-chaired the Government of Canada's Health and Wellbeing Advisory Table for the National Adaptation Strategy.
Conference
The Northwest MHTTC team participated in program planning for the 5th annual Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity and Social Justice Conference hosted by the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview Medical Center. CONFERENCE DETAILS The two half-day free virtual conference hosted by the Behavioral Health Institute at Harborview and funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority is designed to empower individuals and teams in Washington State and beyond who want to advance health equity and support diversity and inclusion in behavioral health care. The conference is an opportunity to connect with others and join in a meaningful conversation about healing racial trauma, dismantling racism, and combating systemic racism and social injustices through the lens of mental health and substance use issues. Our Northwest MHTTC Staff have been actively involved in the planning process alongside a committee of partners, thought leaders and experts in the fields of race, equity, social justice, and behavioral health located throughout Washington State. We are honored to provide support and looking forward to this year's amazing conference! Please contact [email protected] with any questions concerning this conference.
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