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07/21/2020 Tuesday
10:00 AM

Webinar (Live): Moral Distress Amid COVID-19

Webinar Live The concept of moral distress is not new. Originating in the field of nursing, it describes the effects when external forces prohibit professionals from carrying out proper actions. It can lead to job withdrawal, learned helplessness, moral disengagement, and an array of physical and emotional conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020 has given rise to unprecedented conditions affecting the demand for social work services and the profession’s capacity to respond. This session will examine the phenomenon of work-related moral suffering, examine examples emerging from international research on social work in the time of COVID, and discuss options to mitigate the occurrence and effects of moral distress.
Audience - Clinicians, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, advocates, health and human service practitioners
 
07/24/2020 Friday
12:00 PM

Webinar Two (Live): COVID-19 Related Stress in Oral Health and Healthcare Professionals - Part Two

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just in time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.
Audience - DDS, RDH, DA
 
08/07/2020 Friday
12:00 PM

Webinar Three (Live): PPE

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just in time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.
Audience - DDS, RDH, DA
 
08/13/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Combating Compassion Fatigue for Mental Health Providers

Compassion fatigue is one of the major factors leading to healthcare professional’s stress, burnout and even malpractice. The purpose of this course is to enlighten counselors of the serious impact that compassion fatigue has on an individual and the profession as a whole, in terms of the clients we serve. In order to support the well-being of our clients, we must be self-aware of our own limitations and needs to grow and even heal. This course is designed for mental health therapists in all levels of their professional careers.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
08/19/2020 Wednesday
10:30 AM

Webinar (Live) Adopting Best Practices in Substance Use Treatment

Adopting Best Practices in Substance Use Treatment: An Ongoing Case Conference Series for Substance Use Treatment Counselors and Supervisors Program Description: This course is intended for substance use counselors and clinical supervisors to promote the adoption of best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders. In this time of major systems change, addiction treatment professionals are challenged to treat increasingly complex alcohol and other drug use disorders with a greater emphasis on evidence-based outcomes and cost effectiveness. At the same time there have been significant advances in our understanding of the biological and environmental underpinnings of addictive disease which has informed emerging treatment best practices. While a number of evidence based behavioral and medication assisted practices have been developed to respond to the science, the gap between research and practice has been highlighted by the Institute of Medicine (1998). In an effort to bridge this gap, there is a growing effort within the field of addictions treatment to better integrate research with practice by implementing science based practices. These specific practices are described in NIDA's Priniciples of Drug Addiction Treatment : A Research Based Guide (2008) as well as in the findings from the Conference on Approaches For Combating the Troublesome Use of Substances (CACTUS) as published in Rethinking Substance Abuse by William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll (2008). This series is also focused on introducing participants to evidence based treatment models included in the current National Registry of Evidence Based Programs Practices (SAMHSA). These EBPs include Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Incentives, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Based Therapies and Mindfulness based interventions. Discussions will focus on ways to influence of the adoption of these practices and evidence based models through practice and clinical supervision responsive to current clinical situations. Method: This teaching case conference series uses a traditional case study and facilitated learning collaborative method to assisting participants identify, learn and apply best practices and evidence based models within the context of actual cases. Participants will be expected to come prepared each session with cases that present special challenges as well as opportunities for learning. The goal of these conferences will be to identify appropriate best practices and to the ways in which specific evidence based treatments can be used to incorporate the use of evidence based treatments. This teaching case conference series is also intended to promote collaboration among treatment providers in an effort to facilitate cross referrals, promote a regional recovery oriented system of care and integrated care approaches. The series will also serve as a vehicle for disseminating information about new research findings as well as available professional development and community service resources. Finally, these sessions will be facilitated in a manner to promote collegial support and enhance workforce morale and retention.
 
08/27/2020 Thursday
8:25 AM

Webinar (Live) Maternal Mental Health Conference: Exploring Matters of the Mind

Collaboration of care between behavioral and medical heath providers for the perinatal patient can be instrumental in assisting the mother-baby dyad with support and care needed in early childhood development and maternal health. This conference will focus on the landscape of perinatal mental healthcare in North Carolina, including maternal loss, best practices and treatment for substance use, and perinatal mood disorders (PMAD) discussions on how these factor into overall women’s mental health.
Audience - Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, counselors, licensed professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, peer counselors, psychologists, health educators, early childhood professionals or others interested in the subject matter.
 
08/28/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) The Brain on “Social Media”

This program will assist participants to discover the good, the bad and the ugly of social media platforms. Through studying how obsessive-compulsive disorder, in combination with Internet communities are closely intertwined and causing significant mental flaws. Varieties of social media have positive and negative effects on users’ lives, relationships, and identity. Participants will learn practical assessments on virtual persuasive design, and findings that emphasize on applicable strategies.
Audience - Mental Health professionals, educators, social workers, school personnel, community and youth leaders, clergy, parents, human service practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals.
 
12:00 PM

Webinar Four (Live): Team Building/Addressing Anxiety/Working in the Mist of COVID-19

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just in time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.
Audience - DDS, RDH, DA
 
09/02/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

CGEC Bridging the Care Gap for Older Adults: From Acute Care and Beyond

This program will disseminate evidence-based practices in caring for the older adult population to bridge the gaps from the acute care setting through transitions of care using a multidisciplinary team approach. The conference will discuss opportunities to enhance clinicians’ knowledge related to caring for this complex population by addressing anticoagulation therapy, geriatric head trauma, delirium prevention and management, fall prevention interventions for community elders, communication strategies with patients living with dementia, and tools to promote successful aging in place. Presentations will be directed at a multidisciplinary audience of healthcare providers across the continuum of care.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Pharmacists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and any health care providers working with older adults in the community and in acute care setting.
 
6:00 PM

Intraoral Radiography for the Office Trained Dental Assistant

Through lecture, attendance, self-study and clinical practice, each participant will learn to be competent in taking intraoral radiographs to ensure diagnostically acceptable images, while keeping the amount of radiation exposure to patients at a minimum. Clinical training will allow the students to practice skills on manikins. DIDACTIC SESSIONS: Wednesdays, September 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020 CLINICAL SESSIONS: Saturdays, September 26, October 3 and 10, 2020
Audience - Office trained dental assistants, DA, DA I. Particpants registered for IOR Training must be at least 18 years of age.
 
09/10/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar One (Live) Introduction to Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will introduce Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI); a class of empirically-based early intervention methods, derived from the principles of applied behavior analysis and developmental science. Examples of NDBI approaches include: Early Start Denver Model (ESDM); Pivotal response training (PRT); Enhanced milieu teaching (EMT); and Joint Attention Symbolic Play Engagement and Regulation (JASPER).
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
09/11/2020 Friday
8:30 AM

Breaking Down Barriers: Limiting Aphasia Access to Mental Health Services

Persons with aphasia (PWA) often experience diminished quality of life (QoL) and depression. Unfortunately, there is evidence to suggest that they are not receiving adequate care in these areas. Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs) have reported that QoL is seldom assessed in PWAs using valid/reliable measures, and it is not known if or how SLPs are screening for depression. The information in this training will include utilizing the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale (SAQOL) and the Stroke Aphasic Depression Questionnaire (SADQ) in conjunction with counseling, reducing avoidance behaviors and referral recommendations for the SLP.
Audience - Speech language pathologists, speech language pathology assistants and SLP/A students
 
8:40 AM

SPICE North Carolina Infection Control Course: Outpatient Healthcare Setting

In North Carolina, every healthcare organization that performs invasive procedures, including injections, is required to designate an on-site staff person to receive infection control training and implement an infection control program. The approved infection control curriculum developed by SPICE prepares designated healthcare providers to implement the North Carolina rule, 10A NCAC 41A .0206 Infection Prevention – Healthcare Settings. Learners who complete this activity will be able to ensure and systematically assess that their facility has the appropriate infection prevention policies and procedures in place to allow healthcare personnel to provide safe patient care consistent with the NC communicable disease rule .0206.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Office Managers and other healthcare professionals working in out patient and nursing home settings
 
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Helping Tweens and Teens to Anchor During Times of Uncertainty: Mindfulness Practices and More for Teens and Tweens

This program will cover the benefits of yoga and meditation for tweens and teens and review ways to help this population with emotional regulation. Skills for “anchoring,” or being able to pause and find neutral ground in stressful situations will also be discussed. Additional concepts will include, responding vs just reacting and ways to re-wire the fight or flight response, improving the ability to focus, reducing anxiety and tension, and improving resilience to stress. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in, plan to have fun, and laugh and explore their own inner teenager. Together we will learn strategies and tools to help teens manage their very stressful modern lives, and discuss ways that as professionals and community members we can be advocates for our youth.
Audience - Behavioral health professionals and those interested in working with teens
 
09/14/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Webinar (Live) Pushing Past Stereotypes: Deconstructing Islamophobia and Best Practice for Muslim Patients

The purpose of this program is to introduce participants to the dynamics of the Muslim community in the United States, with a focus on deconstructing stereotypes and biases against them. More than simply describing Islamophobia, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how bias manifests in both clinical and educational environments and affects professional environments. This workshop will explore both policy, current research, and case studies that illuminate how these biases manifest and hinder the working relationship between client/clinician, student/educator, or patient/physician. The workshop will include lecture components, as well as small and large group discussions to facilitate deeper engagement of course material.
Audience - Working professionals within “helping” fields such as clinical social workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals, and educators.
 
09/18/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Working Together: Defining Roles of a Multidisciplinary Team: Approach in the Comprehensive Treatment of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

Children and youth with significant lack of dietary diversity, growth faltering, impaired psychosocial functioning and avoidance based on sensory characteristics may fall under the category of Critical Thinking with Cases of Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). This workshop will describe the rationale, unique considerations and implementation of a mindfulness-based parent-child intervention. Research of unique considerations in the implementation of disgust re-conditioning and oral sensitivities in children will be discussed.
Audience - Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Speech Language Pathologists, Nurses
 
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Substance Use and Ethics

This program will focus on the ethical code for substance use professionals, and will look at the process of filing a complaint and the outcomes for the therapist and client. Cases will be reviewed from a macro-level board perspective, the therapist perspective, and the client perspective as it pertains to the breaking of the ethical code. The presenter will facilitate activities that encourage participants to view the ethical code from all three perspectives.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
12:00 PM

Webinar Five (Live): Aerosol and IC Management in COVID19

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just in time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.
Audience - DDS, RDH, DA
 
5:00 PM

The Carolinas Anesthesiology 2020

The meeting theme for the 2020 NCSA/SCSA Annual Meeting is “Excellence in Anesthesia”. The goal of this conference is to promote quality practices across the profession, improve enhanced recovery after surgery, evaluate extended length local anesthetics and nerve catheters, reduce the length of stay for total shoulder arthroplasty, and learn more about awareness and post-operative delirium. The conference will also focus on the resilience of the anesthesia specialty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other topics that will be addressed include: evaluating the 2020 opioid data, an update on national health policy, a perspective from a physician legislator; and an update from the NC Medical Board. The program will also include a Saturday session specifically geared towards residents.
Audience - Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants, and Medical Students
 
09/24/2020 Thursday
8:30 AM

Navigating the Journey of Pediatric Diabetes: Innovative and Integrated Care

In this one-day conference focusing on children and teens with diabetes, medical providers and other healthcare professionals will learn about new and innovative trends in screening, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes as well as current perspectives on weight management and bariatric surgery. In addition, behavioral health professionals will address the need for providing integrated care for this population and will offer practical guidance for identifying and managing behavioral health outcomes.
Audience - Pediatricians, family practice physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, inpatient and outpatient registered and licensed practical nurses, school nurses, dietitians, social workers, case managers, certified diabetes educators
 
09/25/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Medical Emergencies: An Update for Allied Dental Team Members

This course is designed to review basic principles of reducing risk factors, identifying signs and symptoms and rendering fast, effective treatment for selected emergency situations. Case studies will be reviewed to help participants understand how to deal with patients who present with syncope, postural hypotension, cardiac events, diabetic reactions, allergic reactions and airway obstructions. This course has been approved by the NC State Board of Dental Examiners to meet the requirement (GS 90-233)for six hours of CE in medical emergencies.
Audience - Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Office Staff, and other interested dental professionals.
 
09/29/2020 Tuesday
6:00 PM

OSHA and North Carolina Infection Control Methods: Annual Update

This course will present North Carolina infection control methods and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens regulations and infection control in dentistry. Details on operatory asepsis methods and materials will be highlighted. This course only meets OSHA’s requirement of annual BBP training. This program does NOT meet the Sterilization and Infection Control requirements to become a DA II.
Audience - Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, DDS, DA, RDH
 
09/30/2020 Wednesday
8:30 AM

The Manager's Role in Fostering Team Excellence
* Filled - Registration not open *

Leaders in today's workplace have a tremendous impact on work culture, team and organizational success. This program will provide managers and supervisors with key leadership attributes that promote team excellence and a positive work culture. See brochure for speaker information.
Audience - Mid level managers and supervisors
 
10/01/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Two (Live) Establishing an Intervention Framework
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will introduce caregiver coaching strategies and a caregiver coaching session structure. An introduction to caregiver coaching strategies will include: (1) Stages of change; (2) How to identify and manage caregiver implementation difficulties; and (3) A hierarchy of caregiver coaching strategies.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
10/02/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Same but Different or Is It? Best Practice Treatment for Lesbian and Bisexual Women with Substance Use Disorders

Members of the older lesbian community present to treatment with a great deal of challenges and strengths that have informed their experience. Participants of this workshop will gain a basic understanding of the lesbian population as well as issues specific to the lesbian experience of addiction and recovery. Working towards the development of cultural competency as the goal, this workshop will be interactive; setting the expectation that participants engage in thought provoking dialogue.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
10/06/2020 Tuesday
8:00 AM

Webinar (Live): 30th Annual Art of Breastfeeding Conference: Pearls of Wisdom

2020 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Art of Breastfeeding Conference, and this year’s theme is “Pearls of Wisdom”. The pearl, a valuable and sought-after gemstone, is the customary symbol of 30th anniversary celebrations and in this case, symbolizes the conference’s long-standing commitment to excellence, quality and value. The “pearls” offered by this year’s virtual conference will include a wide range of topics intended to enhance clinical practice and promote breastfeeding success. The morning sessions will address the nervous system’s influence on the baby’s behavior and breastfeeding, complex mechanics of suck for babies with oral tethering and the addition of complementary food while breastfeeding the older child. In the afternoon, focus will be on the impact of substance use, including marijuana and opioids on breastfeeding. Phones can be used for audio, but in order to view slide presentations and to receive accurate credit, participants are encouraged to attend the conference using a computer.
Audience - Audiences who would benefit from this conference include: Lactation consultants, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physicians, physician assistants, chiropractors, dentists, pediatric occupational therapists, pediatric physical therapists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, dieticians, health educators, doulas, public health practitioners, peer counselors, breastfeeding support volunteers and healthcare profession students.
 
10/09/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

DOT Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Training Course

The purpose of this course is to provide the essential core administrative and clinical knowledge necessary to complete the required examination mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This course will review common dilemmas and certain subspecialty diseases and conditions encountered while performing CMV examinations. A case-based interactive style will be used with a focus on efficiently approaching the CMV examination.
Audience - Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Chiropractors who perform examinations for CMV Drivers
 
9:00 AM

Suicide in Adults and Children: Prevention, Intervention and Aftermath

Many of the adults and children with whom clinicians work suffer from illnesses that put them at risk of suicide. This workshop will address the biological, environmental and cognitive risk factors related to depression and suicide in adults and children. It will focus on the latest research related to risk assessment, prevention efforts and their effectiveness and clinical/ legal standards of care. The speaker will address the impact of attempted and completed suicides on families, communities and clinicians and provide guidelines for responding to these situations.
Audience - Mental health, substance abuse and health and human service professional who work with this population.
 
12:00 PM

Webinar Six (Live): Outcomes from Webinars One through Five

To support oral health professionals in North Carolina as they return to work, these six webinars will provide information on re-opening and operating in the mist of COVID-19. The series is designed to allow just in time input from participants and oral health leaders from across the state.
Audience - DDS, RDH, DA
 
10/10/2020 Saturday
8:00 AM

North Carolina Surgery: Running the Gauntlet of Breast Disease
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This conference will provide the primary care physician and other health care providers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of breast diseases.
Audience - Internal Medicine and Family Practice Physicians, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
 
10/15/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Serving Refugee and Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Research indicates that immigrants and refugees experience disproportionately high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other stress-related disorders. Immigrants and refugees also face a multitude of barriers to therapeutic services, including lack of culturally appropriate treatment and limited access to interpretation services. In this workshop, Josh Hinson will focus on the immigrant and refugee experience in North Carolina and explore professional healthcare providers’ ethical obligation to participate in their care. He will draw from the NASW Code of Ethics, which includes language on providing quality services for all, honoring diversity, embracing multicultural approaches, and obtaining education to understand oppression with respect to ethnicity and immigration status. He will also provide information and resources on best practices for working with refugees in North Carolina.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance abuse professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors, as well as nurses and medical professions.
 
10/16/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Substance Use and Family Systems

This program will focus on the theories, skills, and expectations of the large well-known schools of thought with regards to family systems and substance use. The facilitator will discuss the benefits of working with the nuclear family unit, facilitate activities that encourage the practice of clinical skills, and demonstrate therapy skills during this presentation.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
10/22/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Three (Live) Strategies to Join with a Child in a Joint Activity Routine
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will introduce strategies to build a four-step joint activity routine with a young child at risk for or diagnosed with ASD. Joint activity routines can serve as a framework to teach a young child new skills. Core Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) strategies will be reviewed.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
10/24/2020 Saturday
7:55 AM

Pediatric Obesity: Practical Tool to Guide Your Management in Primary Care

Understanding and managing pediatric obesity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the health of our generation. Tackling this problem head-on will require primary care providers to have the tools to address this issue with patients and their families within the medical home. Additionally, knowing when and how to use pediatric specialists and community resources to provide more intensive lifestyle interventions, is essential. In response to this need, WakeMed Pediatric Weight Management and the Poe Education Center are sponsoring a one-day interactive workshop to bring together pediatricians and other medical providers to learn these skills. Join us at the Poe Education Center for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary review of pediatric obesity management, specifically focusing on medical weight management, surgery, psychology, exercise and nutrition. An interactive hands-on kitchen experience in the CookWELL kitchen along with interactive education in the GrowWELL teaching garden will be included.
Audience - This conference is designed for pediatric and family practice physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
 
10/26/2020 Monday
9:00 AM

Understanding Trauma and Substance Abuse: Implications for Practice

This program is designed to introduce practitioners to the concepts and implementation of trauma, trauma informed care, and the links between trauma and substance abuse. Research and clinical evidence documents a significant overlap between trauma and substance abuse. The training will provide information about the co-occurrence of trauma and substance use as well as offer an overview of screenings, assessments, and treatment models to address this population. The training will be interactive and will incorporate documentary components and case studies to provide opportunities for practicing and processing of the material. Materials and resources will be provided as toolkits for service implementation.
Audience - This workshop will be beneficial to mental health and substance abuse professionals, including psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and substance abuse counselors.
 
10/27/2020 Tuesday
8:15 AM

The Hidden Psychiatric Illness in Your Practice: Recognition of and Initial Management of Eating Disorders

Have you ever said ‘I don’t work with eating disorders?’ The truth is that physicians, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals encounter patients with eating disorders on a regular basis, whether or not the disorder is ever identified or discussed by their healthcare provider. This interactive program will assist clinicians and behavioral health professionals to become more comfortable when encountering patients with eating disorders. The updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for eating disorders will be reviewed, as well as a discussion of a variety of case vignettes regarding how to recognize these disorders across a variety of practice settings. Additionally, the initial steps regarding management of patients with eating disorders will be discussed so that providers in attendance can feel more confident in their ability to help stabilize and treat or refer these patients. Participants will work together to dispel stereotypes and preconceptions about how eating disorder patients may present. Interdisciplinary discussions will be encouraged on how the medical and behavioral health communities can work together to use affirming language with all patients regarding weight and body size, in efforts to avoid contributing to the potential development of eating disorders in vulnerable populations.
Audience - Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, and other healthcare professionals working with patients with eating disorders.
 
9:00 AM

Dialectical Pain Management: Applying and Extending DBT to Chronic Emotional and Physical Pain

Are you struggling with individuals who are sensitive, hurting, or stuck in misery? This workshop describes the theory and practice of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), developed to treat emotional suffering, and extends its approach to working with individuals with chronic physical pain. Drawing from DBT and evidence-based pain management therapies, Deborah Barrett compares and contrasts emotional and physical pain, including explanatory models of (emotional and physical) sensitization and dysregulation, and tools for working with each. This includes dialectical strategies, mini assessments to inform practice, behavioral chain analysis to increase understanding and specific DBT skills for pain management. Through a mix of didactic, experiential exercises, and case examples, Deborah Barrett will focus on ways to help clients create a life worth living with mindfulness, validation, pain-reduction skills, psychological flexibility, and commitment to values. This workshop does not require previous knowledge of DBT or chronic pain. For DBT practitioners, this workshop offers a way to apply and extend work to target chronic physical pain. All participants will gain skills for working more effectively with individuals who present with chronic suffering, whatever the root cause.
Audience - Psychologists, Social workers, Counselors, Nurses, behavioral health practitioners, including substance abuse counselors who work with individuals with chronic pain as well as allied health professionals who work with individuals with chronic pain.
 
11/04/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Managing Risk through Ethical Practice

Ethical practice has received increased attention in the past decade as a result of concerns about managing malpractice risk, assuring quality service delivery and demonstrating professional competence to the satisfaction of funders and regulatory bodies. Paralleling this sensitivity is the concern that ethical vulnerability has also skyrocketed cases are increasingly complex and multidimensional, the "stakes" of bad decisions are high, and the available resources to address client needs are shrinking while pressures for efficiency are rising. This workshop will review some of these ethical pressures and the strategies to effectively deal with them.
Audience - Psychologists, social workers, counselors, substance abuse professionals, and all other mental health and human services professionals
 
11/05/2020 Thursday
9:00 AM

Webinar Four (Live) Teaching New Skills in Everyday Activities
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will introduce strategies to incorporate child teaching across multiple developmental domains during joint activity routines. In addition, strategies to tailor Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP) goals to young children with social communication challenges by creating measurable behavioral objectives will be discussed.
Audience - OT, PTs, SLPs, Psychologists, Social Workers and Developmental Specialists who work with children birth to five
 
11/06/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Assessing and Treating Substance Use Disorders Among Older Populations

The increase in use of addictive medications among older adults raises concerns related to its misuse within this population. Proper assessment and treatment (if needed) for this group is essential in assuring that they receive appropriate care. Differentiating between addiction and a substance use/induced disorder is key. The material presented in this session identifies the most effective approaches for comprehensive assessment and incorporates the latest scientific research in conducting interventions. Various treatment methodologies and modalities, including use of buprenorphine and methadone, pain management intervention and competency determination are discussed.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
11/07/2020 Saturday
7:45 AM

15th Annual Time is Brain: Advances in Stroke Care
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this conference is to present current literature, guidelines and best practices for the prevention, diagnosis and management of stroke across the patient care continuum.
Audience - This conference is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, rehab therapists and others who care for stroke patients.
 
11/11/2020 Wednesday
9:00 AM

Perinatal Depession: Recognizing and Treating Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Depression during pregnancy and the postpartum is a widespread, serious heath problem for women, infants, and families. This workshop will explore the epidemiology of perinatal depression including cultural, risk and protective factors that influence the onset and course of this disorder. Assessment of depression during pregnancy and postpartum will be covered using the DSM-IV-TR and other empirically supported assessment tools. Differential diagnosis will focus on the comorbidity of symptoms related to depression and pregnancy as well as differentiating between normal mood changes and postpartum depression. An overview of empirically supported interventions will be presented as well as a basic introduction to engaging and treating women diagnosed with perinatal depression focusing primarily on techniques related to interpersonal psychotherapy.
Audience - Mental health, substance abuse and health and human service professional who work with this population.
 
6:00 PM

Make Sure You Are In Compliance: DANB's New Infection Control Two Hour Credit Requirement

As of Jan. 1, 2016, all certificants must earn a minimum of two CDE credits in infection control topics annually. The annual federally mandated OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard training does not count toward this requirement. This two-hour infection control CE course is designed to meet this DANB requirement. The focus of this course will be instrument sterilization and reprocessing. The foundation for the course will be based on the Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Setting: Basic Expectations for Safe Care introduced in 2016 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Audience - CDA and DAs
 
11/13/2020 Friday
9:00 AM

Gender Responsive Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Focus on Evidence Based Practices

This program is designed to introduce substance use disorder and/or mental health clinicians to the field of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment (for women). Research in substance use disorder treatment indicates that women are best served when treatment is tailored to fit their unique needs. Increased understanding of those needs, and evidence based means (interventions, techniques, ancillary services, etc.) to address them are important for improving the lives of individuals and their families. Participants will be exposed to Seeking Safety, Helping Women Recover, and A Woman’s Addiction Workbook as tools for serving the needs of women in outpatient substance use treatment settings. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender responsive treatment, and specific tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders.
Audience - Mental health and substance use professionals
 
12/04/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: Using the 12 Core Functions in Clinical Supervision

This program examines the practical applications that both experienced and new supervisors and supervisees can use when working together in developing and implementing a comprehensive supervision plan. An overview of The 12 Core Functions, TAP 21 and 21-A, and TIP 52 is offered, followed by an exploration of administrative and clinical practices of supervision. Administrative topics identified are program management, working with new clinicians, handling conflict and change, performance improvement, retention, and clinical outcomes. Clinical topics include defining clinical roles, identifying clinical outcomes, multiple diagnostic planning, case management, group facilitation, privileging and training, self-disclosure, and fidelity to treatment modalities. The DSM 5 substance use and induced diagnoses as well as related disorders will be discussed. Participants are encouraged to download copies of TAP 21, TAP 21-A, and TIP 52 for reference purposes.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
12/10/2020 Thursday
8:00 AM

Adult Physical Assessment for Nurses: The Basics
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

Participants will expand upon their current skills to more comfortably perform a basic adult physical assessment. Participants will briefly review basic anatomy and physiology; observe and participate in demonstration of physical examination techniques; and practice techniques. Common health deviations will be reviewed. Bring a stethoscope. This program is limited to 25 participants. Participants must attend 100% of the program. No partial credit will be awarded.
Audience - Nurses working with or planning to work with adults, RN Refresher students.
 
12/18/2020 Friday
10:00 AM

Lunch and Learn Substance Use Series Fall 2020: PTSD, Moral Injury, and Substance Abuse Among Veterans

Serving in the military can change people in wide-ranging ways. Veterans often return from combat with a multitude of invisible wounds from their experiences, but may not seek treatment for a variety of reasons, including stigma and fears of being misunderstood. Veterans and their families often suffer in silence for years. Many Veterans and/or their family members choose to seek mental health treatment outside of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The purpose of this presentation is to increase visibility and understanding of these invisible wounds and to prepare community-based providers with information on understanding Veterans’ unique treatment needs and reviewing effective evidence-based treatments to address their needs.
Audience - Mental Health Professionals; Psychologists; Substance Use Counselors, and anyone interested in this topic.
 
03/12/2021 Friday
8:00 AM

The Power and Potency of Social Capital for Rehabilitation Professionals
* Coming Soon, Registration not open *

What is social capital? Social capital is the effective functioning of social groups through interpersonal relationships, a shared sense of identity, a shared understanding, shared norms, shared values, trust, cooperation and reciprocity. Social capital is a measure of the value of resources, both tangible (public spaces, private property) and intangible (human capital, people), and the impact that these relationships have on the resources involved in each relationship and on larger groups. Why is social capital important? Social capital is the practice of developing and maintaining relationships that form social networks willing to help each other. These networks perform best when they are diverse, so leaders need to identify people capable of helping their cause with whom they may not normally encounter or regularly interact. This workshop is designed to explore the importance of social capital, starting with traditional approaches to supporting people with disabilities and illustrating why they have not worked. Participants will leave with strategies using the concepts of social capital and community engagement to improve patient outcomes.
Audience - Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologists, Recreation Therapists, Case Managers, Social Workers and Discharge Planners
 
Online  
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Motivating a Multigenerational Workforce

** Webcast ** - Motivating a generationally diverse workforce can be challenging. This program is designed to develop an awareness and understanding of inter-generational differences in the workplace in an effort to keep a multigenerational workforce engaged.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): HIPAA Compliance Update

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar is designed to provide an update of various HIPAA issues faced by public health caregivers and resources for obtaining and clarifying needs.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Perinatal Depression - A Treatable Medical Condition

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to review up-to-date information about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, screening and treatment. Participants will learn how to identify women, provide support to them and develop a pathway of resources to get them connected in with treatment.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Teen Pregnancy Substance Abuse - Assessing and Understanding the Long and Short Term Effects on both the Fetus and Mother

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address most commonly abused drugs by the pregnant teen. Emphasis will be on types of drugs, how they work and what they can do to the mother's body and fetus. Time will be allotted for discussing how to have the difficult conversation with them in an effort to better assess and treat as needed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Making Shift Happen - An Overview of Motivational Interviewing

** Webcast ** - Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that uses a collaborative conversation style intended to discover and strengthen a person’s own motivation and commitment to behavior change (Miller and Rollnick, 2012). It is also used to guide and support change based on a person’s values, interests and ideas. Consistent with the stages of change model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente (1986), motivational interviewing recognizes that change is a process that can be influenced by relationship with a skilled practitioner who uses a particular set of principles, skills and techniques. This webinar will provide overview of the foundation, concepts and skills of motivational interviewing with case examples of MI applications in clinical practice.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Autism Spectrum Disorder: Signs, Symptoms and Early Identification

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a broad foundation for early childhood professionals in the area of ASD. This will include discussion of estimated prevalence, etiology, signs and symptoms, introduction to diagnostic criteria for children birth to 5 and early social and behavioral features of our youngest at-risk children. Resources for developmental monitoring and screening will be shared. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Screening Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide specific information pertaining to the importance of early screening for ASD. An initial discussion will ensue about the importance of early and routine developmental screening in the infant, toddler and preschool years. It will be followed by an introduction to ASD-specific screening tools. Case presentations will be utilized to illustrate several of these ASD-screening tools. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Diagnostic Assessment Strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will present the various diagnostic assessment strategies early childhood professionals use to diagnose ASD. It will include a review of the diagnostic criteria along with a discussion of specific measures and associated assessment strategies used to diagnose or rule-out ASD. Participants will also discuss differential diagnosis ASD, highlighting differences between ASD and other common concerns in early childhood. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Croghan Foundation Early Childhood Webinar Series - Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-based Practices

** Vimeo Webcast ** - This webinar will provide a review of evidence-based early intervention for young children suspected of having ASD. An examination of foundational evidence-based practices for early intervention will be presented, with an emphasis on general developmental progress across a variety of domains. This will include specific criteria providers may use to select and implement evidence-based practices. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Culturally-Relevant Care: Building Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills

** Webcast ** - Understanding our patients’ and their culturally-based perspectives is critical to providing patient-centered care. In an engaging and light-hearted manner, this program raises clinicians’ awareness of the common beliefs and assumptions from which we operate and provides practical tools for effective cross-cultural interaction.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction for Health Department Staff

** Webcast ** - This webinar is designed for health department staff seeking to enhance their understanding of the role of trauma in the lives of their patients. Research and clinical evidence in healthcare indicate that trauma plays a role in patients' ability to fully engage in services. Trauma informed service environments can foster this engagement and related health outcomes. Increased understanding of the prevalence and nature of trauma, the utility of trauma informed approaches, and the ways to link healthcare patients to evidence based mental health supports are important tools in the health department setting.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Maternal Mental Health: Vital to Healthy Reproduction

** Webcast ** - This webinar provides an overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, PTSD, general anxiety and Bipolar disorder during pregnancy and up to a year postpartum. Special attention will be given to risk factors, recognition, treatment and prevention of these common illnesses, which occur in approximately one of every 5 to 7 women.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 1: CDC Guideline and Controlled Substance Reporting System - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 2: Acute Pain and Adopting Tools for Change in the Clinic - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour ontrolled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Controlled Substance Prescribing Part 3: Chronic Pain and Addiction Medicine - Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

** Webcast ** - According to NC DHHS and the CDC, North Carolina has experienced a 110% increase in medication and drug overdose deaths over the past 10 years, and was one of 23 states that saw a statistically significant increase in drug overdose death rates from 2016 - 2017. Prescribing practices have begun to change and Gov. Roy Cooper recently announced that for the first time in five years, the number of unintentional opioid-related overdose deaths among North Carolina residents has decreased. Wake AHEC and the NC Medical Board (NCMB) have partnered together to develop this three part webinar series addressing the issue of prescription opioids. These three learning activities will provide clinicians with best practices for effectively and appropriately treating pain, and ultimately improving patient outcomes. They are being offered at no cost and will fulfill the three hour controlled substances CME requirement for the NCMB. This webinar is specifically designed for North Carolina licensed physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners currently prescribing controlled substances. If you are licensed in a state other than North Carolina, please contact your Medical Board for assistance.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Self Care for the Public Health Professional

** Webcast ** - Public health professionals have stressful jobs. They work long hours, typically with great dedication to their individual clients and communities they serve. Sometimes, their work demands overwhelm their ability to cope. Stress builds, compassion fatigue sets in, and if care is not taken, dedicated professionals burn out. This webinar aims to help public health professionals recognize their vulnerabilities to stress, teaches them methods for managing workplace stress, and provides tips and techniques for recharging their emotional batteries to prevent burn out.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Into the Mouths of Babes: Preventive Oral Health Training for Medical Providers

** Webcast ** - North Carolina’s Into the Mouths of Babes Fluoride Varnish program is a successful medical model of providing oral health services for very young children. This engaging, interactive e-learning course teaches medical providers how to conduct an oral evaluation and risk assessment for children ages infant to 3 ½ years, refer young children to a dental home using risk-based guidelines, apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of young children, share with parents the appropriate amount of toothpaste for their child based on age and file a Medicaid claim for the oral evaluation, counseling, and fluoride varnish procedure.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: An Overview and Adapting to Life with MS

**Webcast**-The first part of this webinar provides an overview of MS, including: information about the damage that occurs in the body’s immune system; the factors that combine to cause the disease process (including genetics, environment and a trigger that is yet unknown); the process for diagnosing MS, the diseases courses, and strategies for slowing the disease process, treating relapses, and managing symptoms. The webinar reinforces the importance of early and ongoing treatment with a disease-modifying therapy and highlights the members of the MS healthcare team. The second part of this webinar describes the stresses of living with a chronic, unpredictable illness and highlights the psychosocial challenges that are most common at the time of diagnosis, when/if the disease transitions to a more progressive course, and when/if the disease becomes more advanced. The role of normal grieving is discussed, as well as ways to distinguish it from depression, which is one of the most common symptoms of MS. The webinar also offers information about the impact of MS on the entire family, with a particular emphasis on support partners and hands-on caregivers. Lastly, the webinar provides suggestions for successful coping strategies.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Multiple Sclerosis: Cognitive Dysfunction & Professional Challenges

**Webcast**-The first part of this webinar describes the cognitive impairment that occurs in about 65% of people with MS – specifying the cognitive functions that are mostly commonly affected and those that tend not to be affected. The presentation explains the relationship between cognitive impairment and other factors such as disease course and progression, and highlights the impact of cognitive changes on employment, communication, relationships, and quality of life. Treatment strategies are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the role of cognitive rehabilitation and the use of compensatory strategies at work and home. The second part of this webinar describes for mental health professionals the unique challenges – and rewards – in working with individuals and families living with MS. The presentation describes the importance of teamwork and offers guidance about dealing with the emotionally healthy patient as well as those with mental health issues in addition to the challenges of MS. Guidance is also offered for therapists who have MS themselves.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) COVID 19 and Healthcare Worker Wellness

** Webcast ** These are trying times for healthcare workers--physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, behavioral health clinicians, hospital and clinic workers, emergency services personnel, and others. The unique pressures of working during a pandemic are unprecedented. Workers are dealing with personal risk, limited resources, and the challenges of functioning outside of best practices and protocols. They are often experiencing fear, anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, and overwhelming frustration. This webinar will help by providing practical tools for staying well despite the circumstances. We’ll discuss causes and signs of COVID-19 stress, and how to develop tools to get through this. Participants will create a plan for work and home, enabling them to stay healthy and well during these days.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Behavioral Health Series: Trauma Informed Care

** Webcast ** This session will review trauma informed care in the hospital system, specific strategies that can be helpful when working with behavioral health patients, and discuss how using this approach with patients can lead to better outcomes. This program was originally part of the WakeMed Behavioral Health Series: Crisis Intervention & Trauma Informed Care.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Responding to Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents during the COVID 19 Pandemic

** Webcast ** This webinar explores the potential effects of COVID 19 on children and adolescents. Profound changes to daily living resulting from the pandemic can affect the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and adolescents. Strategies for treating children and adolescents during the current crisis and suggestions for assisting them in managing emotions associated with COVID 19 are discussed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) Behavioral Health Series: Introduction to Crisis Intervention

** Webcast ** Behavioral health patients can provide unique challenges for staff as they present with different needs and require a variety of approaches that we may not always be trained to provide. The WakeMed Behavioral Health series is intended for WakeMed staff with the goal of providing education about basic crisis intervention strategies and techniques when working with behavioral health patients. This series offers two options for interested attendees. This option covers an introduction to crisis intervention strategies and provides tools for employees to use if they encounter an escalated behavioral health patient.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): NC Child Treatment Program: Advanced Training – TF-CBT with Young Children

** Webcast ** This is a continuation program established in 2006 which serves community-based mental health professionals across North Carolina. Based on initial needs assessment and subsequent training requests from around the state, NC CTP seeks to address the gap between researched best practice and community-based services in mental health for children and families. Through a learning collaborative training approach, NC CTP simultaneously provides clinical training to participating clinicians and addresses organizational supports necessary for evidence-based trauma services through inclusion of agency Senior Leaders and establishing linkage to key community stakeholders. NC CTP’s faculty is comprised of nationally-known leaders in implementation; they are recognized clinical experts who draw upon peer-reviewed, current literature in best practice and clinical fidelity. Outcomes include skill acquisition for trainee clinicians, organizational change and improvements, and improved clinical outcomes for children and families across the state. Clinicians who graduate from this program have provided TF-CBT with fidelity to at least two traumatized children, but fewer than 10% of them provide the model to preschoolers, as this is considered a population requiring a specialized skill set. In this advanced training, NC CTP proposes to provide these advanced TF-CBT skills to NC CTP graduate clinicians.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded)-Adolescent Health Care & North Carolina Law

** Webcast ** - This webinar will address frequently asked questions about consent and confidentiality for adolescent health care. Topics will include confidential health care for pregnant teenagers, consent to treatment for unaccompanied minors, the confidentiality of health information about K-12 students, and more. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: The Impact Beyond Birth

** Webcast ** - The purpose of this presentation is to educate participants about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure and challenge us to look beyond healthy birth outcomes. This talk with help define Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and how this disorder presents in an individual across the lifespan; as well as explore our knowledge of alcohol, prevalence of alcohol use and women, and the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Did I Say That? The Art of Communicating Effectively

** Webcast ** - Communication plays a fundamental role in all organizations. The ability to communicate with others is essential for success. This program is designed to develop an understanding of the emotions and intentions that drive the exchange of information, in an effort to foster effective communication and build stronger relationships. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Opioid Exposed Pregnancies in North Carolina

** Webcast ** - This webinar will provide an overview of opioid exposed pregnancies and the three common circumstances that result in opioid exposed pregnancies. While opioids are the fastest rising in prevalence, the other more commonly used substances in pregnancy and their potential impact will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to access all of the specialized substance use disorder treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women in North Carolina. The implementation of new federal requirements around substance exposed infants and plans of safe care will also be presented. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded): Swimming in the Same Pond: Strategies for Managing Conflict in the Workplace

** Webcast ** The workplace is like a pond with a workforce comprised of people who, like fish, have varying personalities and characteristics. Challenges and conflict among coworkers can create a toxic work environment. This session will foster a greater understanding of the different types of coworkers that might contribute to conflict in the workplace, the challenges that might be encountered, and the strategies needed to managing this conflict in order for everyone to swim together in the same pond. See brochure for speaker information.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Implementation of Telemedicine: A Review of Best Practices and Guidelines - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will review best practices for implementation of telemedicine. A general overview of telemedicine ethical considerations, patient privacy guidelines, and documentation requirements will be discussed. Additional recommendations and guidelines for establishing and maintaining telemedicine services in your practice will be reviewed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Best Practices in TeleMental Health

** Webcast ** This program will provide an introduction and overview of best practices to telemental health counseling services. Participants will learn about potential benefits and risks to providing telemental health services. Next steps towards beginning the implementation of telemental health services in practice will be reviewed.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Addressing Interpersonal Trauma in Pregnancy - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

The purpose of this presentation is to provide healthcare professionals with information needed to appropriately care for patients affected by trauma during pregnancy.
 
 

Webinar (Recorded) - Marijuana in Pregnancy: Maternal-Fetal Effects and Outcomes - * Coming Soon, Registration not open *

This webinar will review best practices for working with women who are pregnant and using marijuana. Topics discussed will include state of use, methods of delivery, risks to both moms and babies and methods for working with moms to discontinue use.
 
 

Self-Study: Using Technology-Based Therapeutic Tools in Behavioral Health Services: Tip 60

** Self-Study ** This article will introduce concepts of using technology assisted care in a behavioral health setting. A review of current behavioral health technologies, emerging technologies, and the potential use of technology as a therapeutic tool will be discussed. Finally, legal and ethical considerations when using technology in the behavioral health setting will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART ONE

** Self-Study ** This article will review the guiding principles of good treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. Guidelines for treatment and best practices for treatment of individuals with co-occurring disorders will be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART TWO

** Self-Study ** This chapter will review basic screening and assessment approaches recommended when working with individuals with co-occurring disorders. An outline of steps to complete a thorough assessment will be reviewed and additional aspects to consider for treatment matching based on the screening and assessment will be identified.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People with Co-Occurring Disorders: Tip 42 PART THREE

** Self-Study ** This chapter will explore potential challenges counselors can encounter when working with clients with co-occurring disorders and review potential strategies and best practices for assisting these clients.
 
 

Self-Study: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Tip 35 Chapter 2—Motivational Counseling and Brief Intervention

** Self-Study ** This chapter will explore the motivational approaches that are effective in treating substance use disorders. A general overview and introduction to elements of effective motivational counseling approaches will be discussed.
 
 

Self-Study: Growing Older: Providing Integrated Care for An Aging Population

** Self-Study ** This article provides a basic introduction to an overview of the current status of the aging population and how their treatment needs may differ from younger adults. The concept of integrated behavioral health and primary care is explored and best practices for integrated care are introduced.
 
 

Self-Study: Improving Cultural Competence: A Quick Guide for Clinicians

** Self-Study ** This guide will provide an introduction to cultural competence and review core cultural competencies for clinicians. Racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations will be reviewed.
 
 

Self-Study: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment: A Quick Guide for Clinicians

** Self-Study ** This session will provide an introduction to best practices for addressing suicide and deicide prevention strategies for clinicians. It will review risk factors and warning signs for suicide as well as core competencies.
 
 

Self-Study: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

** Self-Study ** This reading will review gender-specific factors that influence treatment retention of women. Specific treatment needs and issues with women as well as some attention to trauma, trauma informed services, and integrated treatment for women will also be discussed.
 
Wake AHEC Health Careers Program Listing
  
07/27/2020 Monday
 

Virtual Mini-Medical School Summer Camp - * Waiting-List-Only *

Wake AHEC’s Mini-Medical School Summer Camp, Virtual Edition, is a live intensive, week-long online camp that uses computational science (computer simulation) and hands-on activities (dissection) to study key aspects of medicine. Topics include anatomy & physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, epidemiology, medical student roundtable, infectious disease discussion with a physician and CPR instruction. (Please note due to the online nature of the program, this is CPR instruction, but not a certification.) The course is taught by Becky Brady, a registered nurse and chemical engineer, as well as guest speakers. Students must have strong motivation to learn and an interest in health careers
Audience - 9th-12th graders (includes recently-graduated class of 2020)