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Identifying and Treating Anxiety in Adolescents on 10/29

Oct 12, 2021 7:53:28 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Webinar, mental health, anxiety, adolescent

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In this workshop, we will provide an overview of anxiety symptoms and disorders as they present in adolescent patients along with current recommendations for assessment and treatment.

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You Don't Want to Miss the Proof Alliance NC Live Webinar Series 2021

Sep 27, 2021 9:52:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Perinatal, mental health, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

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Nov. 30, 2021 / 10am – 12:15pm - The Impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in Substance Use Treatment

Dec. 2, 2021 / 10am – 12:15pm - Improving Outcomes in Substance Use Treatment by Modifying Approaches for Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Webinar Series ONLY - View this live event from your device. Participants are expected to attend both days.

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Check Out the Line-up of Speakers for 8th Annual Wake Forest NCORP Research Base

Sep 16, 2021 9:41:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, cancer, research

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This virtual meeting is designed to familiarize attendees with current understanding of the etiology and treatment options for selected unmet cancer and treatment related symptoms, toxicities and CCDR challenges. It will also review the current and planned studies developed by the Wake Forest NCORP Research Base addressing these issues.

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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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Involuntary Commitment: Clinical and Legal Issues on September 30th

Aug 23, 2021 9:37:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, social work, psychology, therapy, addiction

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Join us for this Live Webinar which will give an overview of involuntary commitment to include the definition of involuntary commitment (IVC), the different types and criteria of commitment, and agency roles and responsibilities in the IVC process.

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You Don’t Want to Miss the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - With Nationally Recognized Experts

Jul 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in Social Determinants of Health, mental health, Substance Use, research, recovery, addiction, trauma, social justice, equity, health disparities, motivational interviewing, treatment

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Join us on September 9-11 for the Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium - Making the Connection: Exploring the Intersectionality of Social Justice and Addiction Care. The ARCH Symposium is unique in that it brings together professionals and experts from several different fields—from physicians and public health experts to counselors and journalists—to take a broader look at addiction care and the many systems involved. Oftentimes, the topics of addiction and recovery focus solely on the individual and overlook the many systems that individuals interact with and how these systems can work with—but more often against—someone seeking care for their substance use.

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How are you taking care of your mental health?

Jun 25, 2021 11:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in COVID-19, mental health

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We’ve all been through a lot lately. As we continue to persevere, let’s remember to make mental health a priority. Problems with mental health are very common in the United States, with an estimated 50% of all Americans diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.

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3rd Annual Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium

Jun 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use

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"Great coverage of topic areas for practitioners and researchers who work to prevent substance use disorders." - Previous Symposium Attendee

Register today to join us on September 9-11, 2021 for the 3rd Annual Addiction Research & Clinical Health (ARCH) Symposium via Live Webinar. This year's Addiction Research & Clinical Health Symposium aims to share evidence-based treatments across the spectrum of addiction care, as well as spotlight innovative methods that are shaping the field.

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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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