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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


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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More than a Playlist: Unveiling the Power of Music Therapy

Jul 11, 2023 8:30:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in therapy


We are excited to announce an upcoming training session, "More than a Playlist: An Overview of Music Therapy," and we would like to invite you to attend. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the music therapy profession, highlighting the incredible impact it has on individuals across a wide range of patient populations.

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Join us July 14th - Invisible Sentence: Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents

Jun 19, 2023 10:37:00 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in social work, therapy, addiction


On any given day, there are an estimated 2.7 million children in the United States with at least one incarcerated parent. In North Carolina, the best estimate is more than 16,000. The most recent Annie E. Casey Foundation report shows that more than 5.2 million children (160,000 in NC) have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives.


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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


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

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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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