Rachel Winograd was in an internet café in Central America when she found out that she got accepted into the University of Missouri–Columbia’s graduate program for clinical psychology. The San Francisco Bay Area native, who studied both psychology and theater at Emory University in Atlanta, was working on a farm while waiting to see where tentative future plans for graduate school might take her. Read the entire interview on UMSL Daily’s blog.
MOSBIRT is a substance abuse prevention project that has screened more than 200,000 Missourians in various medical settings for risky substance use behaviors. Those at risk are offered 1 to 6 brief evidence based sessions to reduce those risks. With this early intervention, individuals can reduce their risks and improve their health.
Intimate partner violence and abuse is rooted in a power imbalance between individuals, within families and in society. When one person is controlled and/or considered less worthy than another one – because they are a vulnerable person or part of a vulnerable population – there is the potential for abuse. That is why we all need to work to prevent violence and to build a society where abuse of power is not tolerated. By seeing intimate partner violence and abuse for what it is — a crime — we can all take responsibility and work together as a community to stop the violence.
The Intimate Partner Violence series provides participants with an opportunity to increase awareness of this public health issue. During the first session, the framework is laid for an understanding of intimate partner violence and its cycle of hurts. The second session offers participants the opportunity to identify and practice techniques to be used to develop a safe, collaborative approach of the issue for the survivor.
Research has shown that intimate partner violence survivors are often judged, not believed and blamed by professionals, so it is no wonder that survivors are hesitant to bring up the violence. Often people who experience intimate partner violence lack a support network. They may have only health care providers or social service workers to turn to for help.
In Intimate Partner Violence Part 2, participants will use a strength-based model to assist in developing healthy relationships with a survivor in order to develop non-confrontational approaches with them
MIMH is proud to announce its newest educational tool for mental health professionals: the Surviving Compassion Fatigue kit.
The Surviving Compassion Fatigue kit utilizes the LARC method, which means that it contains resources designed to help the user:
Learn about Compassion Fatigue;
Assess the severity of the syndrome;
Renew well-being and professional satisfaction; and
Commit to an ongoing routine of self-care
Included within this easy-to-use kit are videos, MP3 files, assessment measures, and worksheets – all created to promote the personal well-being of caregiving professionals.
George A. Ulett, Jr., MD passed away on February 20, in Rockville, MD. He was 97. A long time St. Louis resident, Dr. Ulett was best known as the former director of the Missouri Division of Mental Diseases where, under his leadership, Missouri went from one of the worst-funded mental ...
21st Century Clinical Neuropsychology: Integration of Cognitive Neuroscience with Neuroimaging with Dr. Erin Bigler, Ph.D. ABCN Open to the public May 1, 2017 3 to 4 PM MIMH/ITE Building Training Room 4633 World Parkway Circle Berkeley, MO 63134 Erin D. Bigler is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young ...
In celebration of Mental Health Awareness month, Missouri Institute of Mental Health at UMSL (MIMH) and the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center (SLPRC) are collaborating to produce a “Mental Health Awareness Art Showcase: Connecting Communities Through Art.” The showcase will display numerous works of art guided by the concept question: ...