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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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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 25, 2021 8:10:34 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health

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Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, Northwest AHEC joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.

Now more than ever we need to find ways to stay connected with our community. No one should feel alone or without information, support and help they need. Mental health conditions are more common than you might realize — they affect about 20% of people living in the U.S.

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Join us June 23rd for Psychopharmacology Update

May 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, psychology, therapy, human service, addiction

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There are a multitude of medications used to treat mental health. This lecture will review best practices from pharmacotherapy clinics for patients with mental health conditions.

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Identify treatment strategies for depression, anxiety and mood disorders, review drug interactions and common side effects of commonly used psychiatric drugs, and discuss the role of psychopharmaceuticals in practice.

Speaker: Julienne Kirk, PharmD, BCPS is a pharmacist and Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner. She has held a faculty position as Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine for the past 29 years. She teaches pharmacotherapy and psychopharmacology to family medicine residents. 

Read all about this upcoming program and register here!

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Suicide Prevention Programming for Children and Adolescents

Apr 12, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, Pediatric, social work, psychology, therapy

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Join us for this LIVE WEBINAR on May 11th, 8:30am-12:45pm. This 4 hour presentation will review concepts and programs for suicide prevention for children and adolescents. According to recent national data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), almost 32% of high school teens experienced “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” and 17% reported having “serious suicidal thoughts” during the previous 12 months. Though only a small percentage of teens reported making a suicide attempt requiring medical intervention during the previous year (2.4%), undetected or untreated sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts can fester.

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