What Is Trauma-Informed Care and Why Is it Critical in Health Care Today?
This panel discussion will identify ways in which HCPs can incorporate the principles of trauma-informed care into their practice. The ACE study and the connection between adverse childhood experiences and trauma will be reviewed. Methods in which health care professionals (HCPs) can interact with individuals while expressing understanding and empathy in trauma-informed ways to promote healing and reduce the risk of retraumatization will also be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
Perinatal Behavioral Health With a Focus on Substance Use Disorder
Identification and early intervention for pregnant and postpartum women with substance-use disorders (SUD) are critical for optimizing maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing. The risk factors, common barriers to treatment, evidence-based practices around screening and interventions, and the framework for collaborative strategies to support pregnant and postpartum women with SUD will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Perinatal Substance Use Disorder: Focus on Postpartum Period
Identification and early intervention for pregnant and postpartum women with substance-use disorders (SUD) are critical for optimizing maternal and neonatal health and wellbeing. The risk factors, common barriers to treatment, evidence-based practices around screening and interventions, and the framework for collaborative strategies to support pregnant and postpartum women with SUD will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Suicide: Prevalence, Predictive Indicators and Interventional Treatments
This activity will provide education about predictive indicators of suicide risk, and how to best evaluate individuals for these risks and stressors. The history and incidence of suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts will be examined, along with the prevalence of suicidality among certain populations, including those of differing gender, race, age, and socioeconomic groups. HCPs will identify interventional treatments that address suicide’s risk factors and how to incorporate interprofessional cooperation between HCPs and social service programs to intervene on behalf of patients who are at increased suicidal risk.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Gender Diversity in Mental Health and Substance Use
This activity will provide education about the history and influence of gender diversity on mental health and neurodevelopmental issues and will examine the existing disparities in the health care setting. Existing standards and regulations in gender-diverse services within the health care environment will be discussed, along with current trends and outcomes. Participants will learn how to best address the needs that exist in caring for gender-diverse individuals and how to provide them with respectful, competent care that can improve outcomes.
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Health Equity
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Substance Use in Youth
This activity will guide learners through current trends and statistics regarding adolescent SUDs, including stages of brain development, diagnostic criteria, risks, stressors, and protective factors. A review of optimal screening tools and treatment interventions will enable HCPs to better assess and treat SUDs, promote mental health, act to reduce SUD among adolescents, and decrease the potential risks for SUD in adulthood. Approaches to provide holistic mental health treatment and therapies for this population in cooperation with other specialties and community and social support services will be discussed.
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Behavioral Health Identification, Treatment and Referral in Primary Care-Part One: Depression and Follow-up After Higher Levels of Care
This activity will explain HEDIS measures related to the treatment of depression and the referral process for behavioral health treatment.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • Attendance - General Attendance
Recent Advances in Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
This activity will review current ECT data regarding indications, risks, benefits, side effects, and outcomes for both general patient populations and special populations, such as the elderly and pregnant women. It will provide an overview of the recent advances that have enhanced ECT treatment outcomes and compare this therapy with other existing and experimental brain-stimulation modalities, including transcranial magnetic stimulation. In addition, the influence of public perception of ECT on its selection as treatment will be examined, as well as current data surrounding cognitive side effects—with a focus on the types of amnesia associated with ECT—and how HCPs can effectively measure these in their patients.
Category
  • Behavioral health
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in Children and Adolescents
This activity will present HCPs with a comprehensive overview of MDD and suicidality in children and adolescents, and effective screening tools will be reviewed. The focus of MDD will include subtypes, differential diagnoses, risk factors, protective factors, and the course of illness that may be expected. Aspects of suicidality such as current statistics, risk assessment, and prevention will be discussed. Importantly, treatment modalities will be examined, with an updated overview of effective antidepressant medications and psychological therapies. 
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Pediatrics
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Mental Health and Substance-Use Disorders: Impact of COVID-19
This activity will provide education surrounding current trends in mental health issues and increases in SUD, OUD, and SI that have been associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It will discuss possible etiologies for these changes and will highlight areas of focus for health care providers (HCPs) that can induce potential changes in approaches to patient care that can effectively promote improved evaluation, treatment, recovery, and health moving forward. 
Category
  • Behavioral health
  • Covid-19
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • ASWB - Social Workers

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