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The Boys Are Not Alright - Teen Boys and the Masculinity Crisis

Oct 16, 2023 6:15:00 AM / by Andrew L. Brewer, MS, NBHWC posted in psychology


What is a "real man"? What is a "good guy"? What does our culture want for our teenage boys, and when does a boy become a man? My guest in this episode of Healthcare Insights in Northwest North Carolina and I discuss these questions and more. 

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Save the Date - 8th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare

Nov 30, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, social work, psychology


Mark your calendar and join us on March 30, 2022 from 8:45AM - 5:00PM for the  8th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare: The New Normal in Healthcare. The event will be in person at Lenoir-Rhyne University - Belk Centrum at 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
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Register Now for Cultural Competence, Ethical Issues in Supervision, and Addressing Cultural Trauma in Treatment

Nov 15, 2021 9:50:50 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in mental health, social work, psychology


Join us on January 15, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM for this webinar. This program will be beneficial to psychologists, counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals.

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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


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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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


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.

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


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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