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NWAHEC Presents More Than a Playlist: An Overview of Music Therapy on 3/17

Jan 24, 2023 8:20:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, social work, therapy, treatment

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Join us In Person at Northwest AHEC at 475 Deacon Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC.

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🚩 Join Us - Primary Care Behavioral Health March 10-11, 2023

Jan 10, 2023 9:38:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Primary Care, behavioral health, psychiatry

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The activity will consist of 3 half day sessions focused on how to assess patients for psychiatric disorders in the primary care setting; how to assess for suicide and dangerousness; and diagnosis and treatment of disorders commonly encountered in primary care (mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, somatic disorders, substance abuse, sleep disorders). There will be an optional half-day for those who wish to become buprenorphine waivered practitioners. The course will be offered in person. Register here

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Next Week! August 26th - Diagnosis and Treatment: Cultural Considerations are Everywhere

Aug 17, 2022 2:18:19 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in behavioral health, diversity and inclusion

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Register now for this event coming up next week! While our society has become increasingly diverse across a myriad of metrics, the body of empirical research that discusses evidence-based approaches to incorporating issues of diversity into assessment, treatment, and service delivery has lagged behind. Additionally, the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic years have heightened systems disparities that have exacerbated mental health needs.

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NCPAT Conference: Developing an Effective Program to Address Abusive Behaviors

May 23, 2022 10:55:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in behavioral health, recovery, counseling, intervention

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Join us virtually on June 16-17, 2022 for the NCPAT Conference. This year’s conference will feature a highly interactive learning experience from the House of Ruth Maryland Training Institute. Topics will include research on effectiveness of intervention programs, program design, being part of a community coordinated response, and supporting resilience and self-care.

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Commitment to Change, Commitment to Growth: Spring Symposium

Mar 17, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in behavioral health, addiction, opioid, treatment

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This conference will unite the behavioral health community while highlighting the voices of people with lived experiences to discuss new treatment strategies, connect and engage with national and influential leaders, and take away critical knowledge to address the significant changes in addiction treatment, harm reduction strategies, and build new partnerships.

 

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NCATOWEP Bridge Webinar Series (Feb. 28th, Mar. 28th, Apr. 25th)

Feb 10, 2022 4:36:19 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, mental health, Substance Use, Community, behavioral health, social work, NCA&T

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This three-part webinar series will offer counseling, mental health, social work and school counseling students, behavioral health and opioid/substance use professionals, field instructors, and community partners to hear from experts, agencies, and student participants.

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Behavioral Health Reverse Integration Online Series

Nov 22, 2021 9:06:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, online learning, integrated care

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This online series will focus on the reverse integration process and provide details on how to implement this new model of care. It is offered as an FREE online series that is self-paced with 5 modules to choose from. 

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Behavioral Health Reverse Integration for Care Management Agencies

Nov 5, 2021 10:39:44 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in behavioral health, tailored care management

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The integration of behavioral health care into primary care is now widely considered an effective strategy for improving outcomes for patients with physical and behavioral health conditions. Reverse integration of primary care into behavioral healthcare is another form of integration that produces an improved quality of care and patient outcomes.

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How to add Health Coaching and Wellness to your practice

Oct 29, 2021 2:24:29 PM / by Andrew Brewer posted in engagement, Wellness, healthy eating, behavioral health, Health coach, obesity, motivational interviewing, weight loss, online learning, Preventive Care

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Listen in on a conversation with Audiologist and Health Coach Beth Knott. Beth is a veteran audiologist who became enamored with helping her clients become better versions of themselves. If you are a health care provider or someone who feels called to help others this episode of the Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast will demystify the process of becoming a health and wellness coach and how coaching concepts such as motivational interviewing for lifestyle modification can help you improve your practice.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Behavioral Health Online Series

Sep 8, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, diversity and inclusion

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In this series, we will explore implicit bias, intersectionality, and other cultural factors that affect behavioral health treatment. You will learn about strategies and resources for supporting LGBTIQA, Muslim, Latinx, and African-American clients and how to create a more welcoming and inclusive practice. You may attend individual sessions or the entire series.

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