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  1. Alumni Webinar Series | The Social Work Leader Role in Organization Culture Realignment

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!

    Organization culture has a known impact in the ability of leaders to implement change in organizations. Organization culture, defined as the shared beliefs and values held by organization members that provide meaning and also shape how work is accomplished, is meant to be a stabilizing force within the enterprise. And most organizations are comprised of the enterprise culture and a number of sub-cultures within business units and departments. And while difficult to change, culture often needs to at least shift in order to implement successfully critical organization or department initiatives.

    Social work leaders play an important role in defining organization culture within their organizations as members of organization leadership, and within their departments as leaders within healthcare systems and other organizations. This webinar will provide social work leaders with a broader understanding of the impact of organization culture, along with several important principles and practices to consider when working towards realignment of culture.

    Objectives

    • Apply principles and practices for effective culture realignment in organizations.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 2/4/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    • Jonathan Z Gottlieb

    Location

    online
  2. Responding to Human Trafficking in Public and Private Social Impact Organizations

    U.S. law defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts or labor or services against their will. The one exception involves minors and commercial sex. Inducing a minor into commercial sex is considered human trafficking regardless of the presence of force, fraud or coercion. Although Social Impact Organizations typically are not the first place victims and survivors of human trafficking turn to for support, it is incumbent on organizations to apply social work ethics to provide a culture and an atmosphere that intentionally supports victims and survivors.

    Using a macro practice lens, this webinar will begin with an understanding of the types and venues of human trafficking in the United States, how to identify victims of human trafficking in health care and community settings, an awareness of warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings and community organizations for adults and minors, as well as how to report suspected human trafficking. We will discuss how to cultivate trauma-informed care and practices into your work, and the manifestation of complex trauma in clients. This interactive workshop will explore ways for practitioners to nurture an organizational culture that supports victims and survivors, whether they make their experiences known or not. With a special focus on youth who identify as homeless and LGBTQ+ youth who experience a particularly high risk of exploitation and trafficking, we will use the voices of survivors and victims to inform practices that support and empower clients. Participants will share their own trauma-informed practices with each other and develop goals for their organizations.

    Objectives

    • Identify basic definitional and legal issues in human trafficking . List the types, venues and legal issues of human trafficking. Identify the warning signs associated with human trafficking. Apply social work ethics when engaging with survivors and victims of human trafficking.
    • Describe the connection between complex trauma and trafficking. Apply understanding of complex trauma to ensure organizational practices are responsive to survivors of human trafficking.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 2/12/2021 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 1 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  3. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Adult Track

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Adult Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health services, and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health, and substance use. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.

    Bidirectional Integrated Care
    In this module, participants will build upon their knowledge of integrated care implementation in adult healthcare settings. Topics will include the Chronic Care Model; collaborative care; stepped care; care coordination; and financing integrated health environments. Participants will learn the care coordination standard for integrated primary care and discover new roles in primary care for the behavioral health consultant.

    Assessment in Integrated Care
    Initial and follow-up assessments play a critical role in effective integrated care. This course addresses free-form interviews such as biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment, structured screening tools, and mixed assessment and intervention models such as SBIRT. The strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and limitations of common assessment tools in integrated health environments are reviewed.

    Behavioral Intervention in Integrated Care
    Common elements often form the basis of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. This course teaches and reviews behavioral health intervention skills relevant to everyday clinical practice across disciplines and practice settings. Brief interventions around motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and values-based behavior change can help promote adaptive health behaviors in support of improved wellness. There is a strong emphasis on feasible brief interventions in a fast-paced clinical context and on adapting interventions to each consumer's unique biopsychosocial, socioeconomic, and cultural context.

    Biomedical Aspects of Integrated Care
    Many presenting medical problems are deeply influenced by health behaviors, and a growing body of evidence suggests that mental health consumers, including those with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders, are faced with a broad range of physical health disparities. In this module, participants will deepen their understanding of bidirectional integrated care for medical issues such as diabetes and obesity, and behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and depression. This courses emphasizes the medical sequelae commonly associated with behavioral health diagnoses and psychotropic medications. There are special sections on primary care psychopharmacology and prescription drug abuse.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • State the role of warm handoffs in behavioral health consultation.
    • Describe the findings of the ACEs study.
    • Apply Motivational Enhancement in integrated health settings.
    • Define and apply "reflective listening."
    • Define and recognize "change talk."
    • Identify the five core components of the IMPACT Collaborative Care model and articulate how the model addresses common barriers to behavioral health care.
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
    • Describe the assessment of pain in integrated health settings.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • State the demographic health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • State the role of integrated primary care service delivery in remediating health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • List the evidence-based components of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addicted populations.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Conduct a biopsychosocial-spiritual interview in a fast-paced integrated care setting.
    • List 4 common screening tools and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • Use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in integrated health settings.
    • Define and apply "cognitive restructuring."
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Explain 3 factors leading to over-prescription of opioid medications.
    • Apply 2 strategies to counteract the over-prescription of opioid medications.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • Describe 3 considerations for providing care to the LGBTQ population.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings.
    • Outline the four-step model for approaching pain in primary care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 3-3-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 3-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-10-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-15-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-24-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-14-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-21-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-26-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-3-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-5-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-10-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-12-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 pain management synchronous interactive
    • 17 regular synchronous interactive
    • 14 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  4. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Combined Pediatric & Adult Tracks

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Dual Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who are interested in the distinct considerations for providing integrated care to both pediatric and adult populations. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.

    Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families.

    Integrated Health Systems and Implementation
    In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. Topics include basics of integrated health implementation; telepsychiatric consultation; culturally responsive practice; Patient Centered Medical Home recognition; oral health for collaborative care; and provider mindfulness and self-care.

    Foundations of Pediatric Integrated Health Care
    Although "pediatrics" describes the age range from birth through 18 years of age, children develop through a number of distinct developmental, psychological, and social stages. The Pediatric track explores how to address the most common issues of these stages using a pediatric integrated health model of care. Topics include an introduction to the model, the role of the pediatric behavioral health consultant, pediatric social determinants of health, and interventions in the medical setting.

    Pediatric Interventions
    As the health care system is transformed from non-integrated to integrated, many services and interventions can be provided directly to the pediatric population as well as their parents in the medical clinic. Although many clinicians know typical child and adolescent diagnoses from a clinical perspective, this module helps participants develop an integrated understanding of typical topics that may present in the medical setting. Topics include ADHD, pediatric asthma, DD-autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

    Adolescence
    Many adolescents are required to attend at least one physician appointment a year, presenting an annual opportunity to engage them in management of their own health care and in the detection and early intervention of risky behaviors which can have lifelong consequences. Adolescents can be best engaged in self-management when their unique social, developmental, physical and psychological needs are considered. Topics include adolescent-centered medical homes, adolescent sexual health, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and school-based health centers.

    Bidirectional Integrated Care
    In this module, participants will build upon their knowledge of integrated care implementation in adult healthcare settings. Topics will include the Wagner Chronic Care Model; collaborative care; stepped care; care coordination; and billing in integrated health environments. Participants will learn the "care coordination standard" for integrated primary care and discover new roles in primary care for the behavioral health consultant.

    Assessment in Integrated Care
    Initial and follow-up assessments play a critical role in effective integrated care. This course addresses free-form interviews such as biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment, structured screening tools such as the PHQ-9 and the AUDIT-C, and mixed assessment and intervention models such as SBIRT. The strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and limitations of common assessment tools in integrated health environments are reviewed.

    Behavioral Intervention in Integrated Care
    Common elements often form the basis of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. This course teaches and reviews behavioral intervention skills relevant to everyday clinical practice across disciplines and practice settings. Brief interventions around motivational enhancement, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and values-based behavior change can help promote adaptive health behaviors in support of improved wellness. There is a strong emphasis on feasible brief interventions in a fast-paced clinical context and on adapting interventions to each consumer's unique biopsychosocial, socioeconomic, and cultural context.

    Biomedical Aspects of Integrated Care
    Many presenting medical problems are deeply influenced by health behaviors, and a growing body of evidence suggests that mental health consumers, especially those with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders, are faced with a broad range of physical health disparities. In this module, participants will deepen their understanding of bidirectional integrated care for medical issues such as diabetes and obesity, and behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and depression. This courses emphasizes the medical sequelae commonly associated with behavioral health diagnoses and psychotropic medications. There are special sections on primary care psychopharmacology and prescription drug abuse.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • State the role of warm handoffs in behavioral health consultation.
    • Identify and describe an example of the Pediatric Integrated Health Care model.
    • Identify requisite skills to serve in the role of behavioral health consultant in pediatric integrated health care.
    • Identify 1-3 impacts of trauma on pediatric brain and social/emotional development.
    • Apply Motivational Enhancement in integrated health settings.
    • Identify two primary causes of pediatric asthma.
    • Identify recommended evidence-based treatment options for ADHD in pediatric primary care.
    • Define and apply "reflective listening."
    • Define and recognize "change talk."
    • Identify the evidence based interventions utilized in Integrated Health Care.
    • Identify the five core components of the IMPACT Collaborative Care model and articulate how the model addresses common barriers to behavioral health care.
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention..
    • Develop resources for psychoeducation of pediatric patients.
    • Educate parents/caregivers on issues of pediatric obesity causes and interventions.
    • Describe the assessment of pain in integrated health settings.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • State the demographic health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • State the role of integrated primary care service delivery in remediating health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • List the evidence-based components of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addicted populations.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Conduct a biopsychosocial-spiritual interview in a fast-paced integrated care setting.
    • List 4 common screening tools and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • Use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in integrated health settings.
    • Define and apply "cognitive restructuring."
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Explain 3 factors leading to over-prescription of opioid medications and apply 2 strategies to counteract them.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • Identify symptoms of depression that could present in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify appropriate depression medications for the pediatric population.
    • List three common anxieties in children and adolescents.
    • Apply two prevention and/or intervention strategies for pediatric substance abuse.
    • Identify three symptoms of an eating disorder that likely present in healthcare settings.
    • Modify a physical environment to become a developmentally-appropriate and engaging adolescent medical home.
    • Identify a need for further assessment for developmental disabilities.
    • Identify symptoms of autism that are likely to present in pediatric primary care.
    • Demonstrate 3 considerations for providing care to the population.
    • Identify 1-3 strategies to engage adolescents in health care
    • Describe the findings of the ACEs study.
    • Describe how trauma may present in integrated health care settings.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 3-3-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 3-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-10-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-15-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-17-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-22-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-24-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-12-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-14-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-19-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-21-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-26-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-28-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-3-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-5-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-10-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-12-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 pain management synchronous interactive
    • 27 regular synchronous interactive
    • 20 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  5. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Pediatric Track

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Pediatric Track is designed for direct practitioners -- social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists and physicians -- who provide services in an integrated health care setting serving children, youth, adolescents and families, or those interested in providing care in a pediatric integrated health care setting. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills associated with providing consultation, screening, assessment, and interventions in primary care settings that serve the distinct developmental and systems of care needs for the pediatric population.

    Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families.

    Integrated Health Systems and Implementation
    In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. Topics include basics of integrated health implementation; telepsychiatric consultation; culturally responsive practice; Patient Centered Medical Home recognition; oral health for collaborative care; and provider mindfulness and self-care.

    Foundations of Pediatric Integrated Health Care
    Although "pediatrics" describes the age range from birth through 18 years of age, children develop through a number of distinct developmental, psychological, and social stages. The Pediatric track explores how to address the most common issues of these stages using a pediatric integrated health model of care. Topics include an introduction to the model, the role of the pediatric behavioral health consultant, pediatric social determinants of health, and interventions in the medical setting.

    Pediatric Interventions
    As the health care system is transformed from non-integrated to integrated, many services and interventions can be provided directly to the pediatric population as well as their parents in the medical clinic. Although many clinicians know typical child and adolescent diagnoses from a clinical perspective, this module helps participants develop an integrated understanding of typical topics that may present in the medical setting. Topics include ADHD, pediatric asthma, DD-autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

    Adolescence
    Many adolescents are required to attend at least one physician appointment a year, presenting an annual opportunity to engage them in management of their own health care and in the detection and early intervention of risky behaviors which can have lifelong consequences. Adolescents can be best engaged in self-management when their unique social, developmental, physical and psychological needs are considered. Topics include adolescent-centered medical homes, adolescent sexual health, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and school-based health centers.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • Identify and describe an example of the Pediatric Integrated Health Care model.
    • Identify requisite skills to serve in the role of behavioral health consultant in pediatric integrated health care.
    • Identify 1-3 impacts of trauma on pediatric brain and social/emotional development.
    • Describe how trauma may presented in integrated health care settings.
    • Identify two primary causes of pediatric asthma.
    • Identify recommended evidence-based treatment options for ADHD in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify the evidence based interventions utilized in Integrated Health Care.
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
    • Develop resources for psycho-education of pediatric patients.
    • Educate parents/caregivers on issues of pediatric obesity causes and interventions.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • Identify symptoms of depression that could present in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify appropriate depression medications for the pediatric population.
    • List three common anxieties in children and adolescents.
    • Apply two prevention and/or intervention strategies for pediatric substance abuse.
    • Identify three symptoms of an eating disorder that likely present in healthcare settings.
    • Modify a physical environment to become a developmentally-appropriate and engaging adolescent medical home.
    • Identify a need for further assessment for developmental disabilities.
    • Identify symptoms of autism that are likely to present in pediatric primary care.
    • Describe 3 considerations for providing care to the LGBTQ population.
    • Identify 1-3 strategies to engage adolescents in health care.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 3-3-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 3-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-10-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-17-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 3-22-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-12-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-19-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-26-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 4-28-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-5-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-10-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 5-12-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 20 regular synchronous interactive
    • 14 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  6. Alumni Webinar Series | The Journey to Becoming a Supportive Adult for Students Who Have Experienced Foster Care and Homelessness

    Note: This course is available for free to U-M SSW alumni as part of our Alumni Webinar Series, which features invited alumni speakers. Please know that non-alumni participants are welcome to register as well!

    Nationally, 2% of youth who have experienced foster care graduate with a bachelor's degree despite 80% reporting they have aspirations to attend college. Further, over 60,000 people identify as homeless on the FAFSA each year but are also underrepresented at graduation. Facilitators will share the unique needs of this student population and how family privilege impacts success in college. Participants will learn strategies for being a supportive adult and how to positively impact the campus culture for students from foster care or homelessness.

    Objectives

    • Describe the unique needs and lived experiences of students who have experienced foster care and homelessness. Identify aspects of family privilege and how campuses and education systems often maintain a systematic assumption that students will have some level of stable family support during their time in college. Describe best practices for identifying students who have experienced foster care or homelessness on college campuses for the purpose of providing support and advocating for more inclusive processes. Outline strategies for serving as a supportive adult and positively impacting campus culture for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 3/11/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • Miriam A. Connolly

    Location

    online
  7. Clinical and Ethical Issues with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Deeper Dive

    This webinar will offer a working definition of terms, including Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology.

    This webinar will examine mental health risk factors that impact transgender youth from an ethical lens. These risk factors include a 40 percent rate of attempted suicide, increased incidence of anxiety and depression, bullying, and social and familial rejection, all of which can exacerbate mental health issues.

    This webinar will focus on clinical interventions with an emphasis on delivering these interventions from an ethical and evidence-based lens. We will focus on two complex cases: Luna, a case involving parental disagreement with regard to permitting a transgender 7-year-old girl to commence a social transition and the second case, Patrick, will focus on complications that arise when a transgender adolescent is permitted (by the parent) to access hormones to initiate a medial transition without medical supervision and absent mental health consultation.

    Objectives

    • Identify and apply relevant values, ethical principles, and ethical standards to clinical decision making when working with TGBC adolescents and youth. This will include the values of service, social injustice, competence, and cultural awareness.
    • Identify three risk factors and three protective factors that may adversely impact TGNC children and adolescents youth and will explore possible interventions from an ethical lens.
    • Apply ethical decision-making principles to one or two complex cases.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 3/12/2021 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics live interactive online
    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  8. The Nervous System's Response to ADHD and Toxic Stress

    This course will build on the previous course called Trauma or ADHD: Trauma-Informed Tools for Working with ADHD; however, it is not a prerequisite for this course. Participants will be given an overview of the similarities between ADHD and the body's response to toxic stress levels. We will discuss why a more somatic approach tends to have more effective results. We will address how the current system of mental health increases the disparity between majority and minority cultures and how that affects minorities of color who disproportionately encounter toxic stress.

    This will be a body centered approach providing specific tools for working with ages 9-99. The facilitators will explain the Wave Model based on experiential therapy and the work of (Dana) Maurie Lung, PhD, LMHC, LMFT; Gary Stauffer, LMSW; and Tony Alvarez, LMSW. Participants will be invited to practice the tools with each other or in a group while being supported by the facilitators.

    Objectives

    • Describe how the human nervous system responds to toxic stress, including how trauma affects people of color disproportionately.
    • Describe strategies for how to interpret the body language of clients who have experienced toxic stress.
    • Identify at least 5 trauma informed tools for working somatically with the clients/patients.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 4/23/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    • Hillary M. Baldwin-Steller
    • Ashlea Walton

    Location

    online
  9. Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

    The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a "specialized" treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

    Objectives

    • Identify at least three reasons to incorporate sexual health assessment into general mental health treatment.
    • Apply common assessment questions in practice to understand history and underlying issues associated with sexual concerns.
    • Describe the relationship between trauma experiences and common difficulties associated with sexual intimacy and health.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/7/2021 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 aasect synchronous interactive
    • 1 pain management live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  10. Building a Social Justice Informed Private Practice | Part 1: Foundation

    This workshop is part one of a four-part series on social justice oriented approaches to offering private behavioral health services in a private practice setting. This section outlines the basic knowledge foundation social workers need to prepare to offer private outpatient behavioral health services. While we encourage participants to complete all four parts, you may also select those that best fit your needs and schedule.

    This series will provide a foundational understanding of private and public behavioral health services so that participants are able to identify the skills needed to deliver outpatient services as a clinician with a social justice orientation. With increased access to behavioral health services through policies such as Health Care Parity and the Affordable Care Act, more community members with mild to moderate need for behavioral health services are seeking care and there is a greater need for non-public behavioral health care providers who deliver culturally-responsive and socially-just services.

    Objectives

    • Define non-public behavioral health services.
    • Define public behavioral health services.
    • Describe the core values of social work and relevance to behavioral health
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 5/20/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 1.75 regular synchronous interactive

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructors

    Location

    online

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