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Preventing Provider Burnout: A Refreshing Retreat Recap

Jun 3, 2024 3:41:00 PM / by Stephanie Yoder, MSN, RN posted in mental health, stress, burnout

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For the first time in five years, healthcare professionals gathered in downtown Winston-Salem at the beautiful, historic Brookstown Inn for Preventing Provider Burnout. Kicking off the two-day retreat, participants were guided through a rejuvenating wellness activity by the esteemed director of Arts and Wellness at the Sawtooth Center.

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Just a few weeks away - TCM: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Overview

Apr 29, 2024 3:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, behavioral health, tailored care management

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most frequently used evidence-based practices in behavioral health services and is a valuable treatment tool for helping individuals achieve their goals.

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Unveiling Ethical Psychopharmacology: Examining Transparency, Marketing, and Informed Consent

Apr 16, 2024 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, social work, psychology, prescriptions, medications

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Ethical Psychopharmacology is a look at several different aspects of how psychoactive drugs are evaluated, marketed, and promoted by prescribers by looking at issues of transparency, research data, conflict of interest, funding sources and their interests, and informed consent. I will describe the drug approval process through the FDA, history of the DSM and how the diagnostic process has been influenced by money, big Pharma, and conflict of interest. We will look at some clever marketing messages and the difference between marketing and science. 

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Certification Review Course - Live Webinar June 6-7

Apr 3, 2024 12:14:04 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, Nursing, psychiatry

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This course is designed for the psychiatric-mental health nurse generalist (Registered Nurse) to enhance their knowledge base of nursing processes, relevant supportive concepts, and theoretical interventions that apply in caring for patients and families who experience common mental, behavioral, and emotional health problems across the life span.  

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New Podcast Learning Series

Jan 24, 2024 2:56:38 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Social Determinants of Health, Healthcare Insights, mental health, Substance Use, behavioral health, rural health centers, housing, continuing education series, online learning, population health, alcohol use, winston-salem, podcast, harm reduction, resource, homeless, shelter

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We have a new learning opportunity from Northwest AHEC called the Podcast Learning Series. Now you can listen to select episodes of our Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast and earn continuing education credits. And it’s free!

The podcast format allows you to listen at your convenience and multitask while listening. I personally like to do my cardio workout or weight training while consuming podcast content, and sometimes find myself listening while cooking, cleaning, or doing yard work. It's a great way to optimize your learning and your life activities.

This first episode in this Podcast Learning Series is on homelessness in Forsyth County. In this episode you will learn about the main causes of homelessness in our region, the services provided by service organizations in Forsyth County, and the challenges of serving the homeless population and finding permanent housing.

Once you have finished the episode you can take the short post-test to receive 1 hour of CE credit. And another bonus is that this is offered to you at no cost aside from your time and attention.

You can link directly to the course, register and listen here: https://northwestahec.wakehealth.edu/courses-and-events/72832/podcast-ce-series-homelessness-in-forsyth-county 

Alternatively, you can listen to Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina wherever you get your podcast content (Spotify, Google, Apple, Soundcloud, etc.). Simply search for "Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina" and look for Episode 87 featuring William McDonald, Director of the Bethesda Center for the Homeless in Winston-Salem, NC

Once you have listened you can register for the course, take the post-test and claim your 1 hour CE credit.

I hope you find our episodes timely and relevant to your practice. And finally, if you have a topic or know of a person that you think would be great to have on the podcast, please don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know. I am always looking for interesting topics and presenters to have on the podcast.

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What do you want to be different? Counseling teens and their families.

Dec 31, 2023 10:50:43 AM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Keeping Kids Well, Wellness, Healthcare Insights, mental health, behavioral health, high school, motivational interviewing, adolescent, mindfulness, counseling, coaching, growth, masculinity

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Clinical psychologist Sebastian Kaplan of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist sits down for this episode of the Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina podcast to discuss teens and family therapy and approaches to counseling parents and teens. What are the expectations teens face these days and what role does technology and social media play in their lives?

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Anxiety and Life Satisfaction with Coach James Traub

Oct 13, 2023 10:33:49 AM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Wellness, Healthcare Insights, mental health, stress, behavioral health, Health coach, therapy, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, communication, outcomes, podcast, depression, referral, burnout, counseling, suicide, resource, self care, psychiatry, Adult health, coaching, masculinity

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Emotions are energy in motion. How we embody them into our current state of being determines our mood, disposition, dopamine and cortisol levels, and much more. If we find ourselves in a state of anxiety, James suggests ways to work out a path through, and closer to peace of mind, calm, confidence, and more.

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Live Webinar November 8th - Group Counseling / Motivational Interviewing

Sep 25, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, counseling

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Group counseling is a highly popular and widely employed format in the field of counseling. It is imperative for counselors to have a solid understanding of this format, along with the utilization of Evidence-Based Practices such as motivational interviewing, specifically in a group setting.

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Two Weeks until Cultural and Systemic Considerations for Working With Latine Communities LIVE WEBINAR

Sep 15, 2023 8:00:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health

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September 29th 10am-12pm Live webinar with speaker - Juan Prandoni, PhD, HSP, El Futuro Training Director and Clinician.

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Real Talk on Women's Health with Dr. Bill Chun:  Pregnancy, Abortion, Delivery, and Maternity in the Current US Clinical and Business Healthcare Systems.

Sep 14, 2023 2:41:36 PM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in Wellness, Pregnancy, mental health, Medicine, Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery, OB/GYN, behavioral health, infant mortality rate, gravidas, Preventive Care, depression, health care, Adult health

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Women's health champion and 30-year veteran OB/GYN Bill Chun, MD sits down for a conversation about women's health, pregnancy,  obesity and the  of necessity delivering babies naturally in a time when more and more babies are scheduled C-section, induction, and less by natural birth. 

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