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Advanced Issues in the Psychological Treatment of Complex Anxiety Disorders

Advanced Issues in the Psychological Treatment of Complex Anxiety Disorders

In this program, Dr. Alec Pollard discusses the changes in approaches to treating complex Anxiety Disorders, the move from diagnosis- driven interventions to model-driven interventions, the significant role basic laboratory research plays in the life of the clinician, the use of medications alongside psychotherapies, and near- and far-term research. Treatment resistance and ambivalence, and family inclusion are also addressed.

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Asthma and COPD: The Role of the Case Manager

Asthma and COPD: The Role of the Case Manager

Consumers with mental illness are at an increased risk of developing Asthma. In this training, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss ways to screen for Asthma, potential complications of the disease, and special considerations for treating clients with Asthma.

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Beyond the Infection: Issues and Resources Relevant to Recovery

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders have increasingly captured the attention of researchers and clinicians in recent years. Children with these disorders may experience crippling neuropsychiatric symptoms following an illness or as the result of certain environmental factors. The healing process can be long and difficult. A very important part of the recovery process is psychotherapy. Dr. C. Alec Pollard will speak about the issues facing these children and the local resources available to support their families. Lori Suthar, the parent of a child with PANS will share her own experience.

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder

Mr. Lewis defines Personality Disorder in general and more specifically defines Borderline Personality Disorder. The symptoms and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder are discussed.

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Challenge of Validation

Challenge of Validation

Validation is a critical component of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and a skill which practitioners will need to learn, practice, and fine tune in order to be truly effective. Dr. Ronda Oswalt Reitz talks with us about who benefits most by the use of validation. She also explains in detail the Six Levels of Validation as proposed by Dr. Marsha Linehan, the architect of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Understanding and practicing these validation levels will help you as a clinician and the people you serve to engage each other in an open, trusting, therapeutic environment.

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Children’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Needs Assessment for St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund

The Children’s Service Fund of St. Louis County funded a needs assessment in 2012 to explore the perceived mental health needs of parents, students, and provider agencies. The study was conducted by the Applied Research Collaborative including the MIMH.

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Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors: Serving the Whole Person in the CPR Program

Chronic Diseases and Risk Factors: Serving the Whole Person in the CPR Program

People with serious mental illness suffer significantly higher rates of chronic medical conditions than the general population and die, on average, 25 years younger. These increased levels of morbidity and mortality are largely due to preventable causes including a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors, a lack of adequate preventative care, and the side effects of some psychiatric medicines. Chronic medical illness is a major obstacle to recovery from serious mental illness. Mental health providers have a responsibility to ensure that their clients have access to preventive healthcare, and to contribute to the integration of their clients’ behavioral and medical care.

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Compassion Fatigue Resource Kit

Compassion Fatigue Resource Kit

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.

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Deep Dark Secret: A Closer Look at Mental Illness in the African American Community

Deep Dark Secret: A Closer Look at Mental Illness in the African American Community

Vetta Sanders-Thompson, PhD, and Jermine Alberty, BSB/M, MDiv, will discuss the taboo subject of mental illness in the African American community. They will explore topics surrounding the causes of the illness, the reason for the secret, and the need to break the silence.Sanders-Thompson and Alberty will address major mental health issues in the African American community, their causes, their effects on physical health, and the taboos surrounding them. They will also discuss the role of the clergy in combating the stigma against mental illness, and Mental Health First Aid-an education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

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Diabetes and Mental Health

Diabetes and Mental Health

Consumers with mental illness are at an increased risk of developing Diabetes. In this training, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss ways to screen for Diabetes, potential complications of the disease, and special considerations for treating clients with Diabetes.

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Diabetes Management for Persons with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

Diabetes Management for Persons with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities

The diagnosis of diabetes is serious, and of particular concern when an individual also has a mental illness or a developmental disability. People need to take an active role in the management of diabetes just as they do with a mental illness. In this presentation, Ms. Farley explains how diabetes is recognized and managed, and shares her experiences caring for people who have diabetes along with a developmental disability or a mental illness.

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Diagnosing Depression and Initial Antidepressant Selection

Diagnosing Depression and Initial Antidepressant Selection

Approximately ¾ of antidepressants are prescribed in the primary care setting, yet many primary care providers lack comprehensive training on depression screening and treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Gable and Dr. Jaron Asher will discuss the medical and psychiatric triggers for depression, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and common assessment measures. In addition, they will review specific cases and offer their suggestions for appropriate treatment.

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Dyslipidemia and Mental Illness: The Role of the Case Manager

Dyslipidemia and Mental Illness: The Role of the Case Manager

Dyslipidemia is very common in the general population. The CDC estimates that one third of the U.S. population has high LDL (bad) cholesterol. In addition, certain medications taken by clients to treat serious mental conditions can raise cholesterol levels. For these reasons, it is important for Health Care Home Case Managers to be familiar with the definition, causes, and management of dyslipidemia. In this presentation, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss the prevention and treatment of dyslipidemia in clients with mental illness.

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Emotional Skills: A Key to Successful Behavior

Emotional Skills: A Key to Successful Behavior

Emotional fitness is a set of skills that allow the user to experience the full range of human emotion and respond appropriately and effectively. Sandra Martin explains the implications of recent neurological studies indicating the brain’s ability to modify itself through repetition, and outlines the steps necessary to make permanent, positive changes in the ways that we handle emotions.

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Empowering People with Mental Illness through Treatment Planning

Empowering People with Mental Illness through Treatment Planning

People have the right to participate in their own lives to the extent they can, and this applies to people with mental illnesses and other vulnerable populations. In this presentation, Dr. Linhorst defines empowerment, lays out the conditions and circumstances under which empowerment is likely to take place, and provides concrete examples of applying the principles of empowerment.

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eSBIRT Prescreen Changes

Describes the research around the new use of the AUDIT-C as the eSBIRT prescreening measure.

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Ethics on the Fault Line

Ethics on the Fault Line

Ethical issues and dilemmas challenge the practitioner. What are the guiding principles that inform ethical decision-making? How do the codes of ethics under which clinicians practice fit with the guiding principles? In this program, Peggy Keilholz expands upon the information given in her previous MIMH Training DVD, Frontline Ethics, by further examining the methods professionals use to resolve complicated ethical dilemmas and providing specific examples.

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Evaluation and Program Development – Needs Assessment

The MIMH has strong expertise conducting comprehensive needs assessments for local and state agencies in the area of mental health. Using a wide array of data collection methods, including stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys and analysis of secondary data, the MIMH can provide essential information that can be used for organizational prioritization and decision-making.

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Evaluation and Program Development – Program Evaluation

MIMH has provided program evaluation services to agencies in the community, statewide and nationally for the past 40 years. With expertise in both process and outcome evaluation, MIMH has worked hand-in-hand with organizations to improve program services and assess program effectiveness.

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Evidence-Based Practice and its Impact on Organizational Performance

Evidence-Based Practice and its Impact on Organizational Performance

Service providers, from individual clinicians to state agencies, are considering implementing evidence-based practices as their primary means of service delivery. In this module, Dr. Hovmand looks beyond the decision to implement evidence-based practices to the impact of that decision on the performance of an organization. He also discusses the mechanisms used to conduct his research.

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Evidence-Based Practice in a Children’s System of Care

Evidence-Based Practice in a Children’s System of Care

In this presentation, Dr. Carter explains Evidence-Based Practices and how they apply to providing services and supports to children and families. She discusses how to select a practice, and how to apply it. Likewise, she explains when not to rely exclusively on Evidence-Based Practices. This is a frank, open conversation regarding the often challenging world of finding the right treatment strategies for the children you serve.

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Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health

Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health

We now know that people can and do recover from mental illness, and we know more and more about what treatment approaches work. An evidence-based practice has four key components: it must be a standardized treatment with guidelines or manuals; it must have been studied using a controlled research design; the research studies must have employed a variety of research teams; and, the outcomes must matter to the recipient of the care. Selection of an evidence-based practice must take into account not only the treatment, but the characteristics of the person and the desired effect. While evidence-based practices are proven, many good practices are still viable and should not be abandoned. In this presentation, Dr. Selleck discusses how a practice becomes evidence-based, what some examples of evidence-based practices are in the mental health field, and the ongoing evolution of mental health care.

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Evidence-Based Prevention Programs: What Works

Evidence-Based Prevention Programs: What Works

Dr. Sale discusses her work evaluating evidence-based prevention programs on a statewide and national basis, and reviews elements of effective programs.

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Facilitating Healthcare Kit

Facilitating Healthcare Kit

People with serious mental illness suffer significantly higher rates of chronic medical conditions than the general population and die, on average, 25 years younger. These increased levels of morbidity and mortality are largely due to preventable causes including a high prevalence of modifiable risk factors, a lack of adequate preventative care, and the side effects of some psychiatric medicines.

Chronic medical illness is a major obstacle to recovery from serious mental illness. The Facilitating Healthcare series contains important information about the unique health challenges people with mental health conditions face, and ways those challenges can be reduced through the application of practical cooperative care strategies linking primary care and behavioral health establishments.

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Frontline Ethics: Issues in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Frontline Ethics: Issues in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

Ethical issues and dilemmas challenge the practitioner. What are the guiding principles that inform ethical decision-making? How do the codes of ethics under which clinicians practice fit with the guiding principles? This interactive workshop focuses on the use of the guiding principles, the codes of ethics, and practice applications.

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Healthy lifestyle: A Missouri Initiative

Describing Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) at the 2013 Missouri Spring Training conference this slide deck provides information on why SBI is important, where it is being done in Missouri, and how it is being implemented in medical settings across the state.

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Helping Children with Functional Pain

Helping Children with Functional Pain

Many children suffer from recurrent or chronic pain that is not due to a medical problem. This type of pain is referred to as functional pain. The most common types of functional pain reported by children are recurrent stomachaches and headaches. The cost of functional pain is considerable. Children with functional pain make frequent doctor visits and are often referred to tertiary care facilities. In addition, several hundred thousand school days are lost each month as a result of functional pain and school absences can negatively impact a child’s academic and social development. A number of psychological interventions have been found to be highly effective in decreasing the frequency, duration, and intensity of pain episodes. Nevertheless, it can be difficult for families to access effective treatment.

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History of the Treatment of People with Mental Illness in Missouri

History of the Treatment of People with Mental Illness in Missouri

This module will talk about early mental health care centers in the state of Missouri including State Hospital Number One in Fulton, the St. Louis County Insane Asylum, and the Saint Louis Hospital for Social Evils. The history of these hospitals, the treatments offered patients, and the management of people with mental illness as affected by social and medical movements form the core of this presentation.

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How is Motivational Interviewing Applied

How is Motivational Interviewing Applied

Further explore both the importance of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing and guidelines for specific applications of MI. Topics include a brief review of empathic counseling skills (OARS) and in introduction to directive aspects of MI, dealing with resistance, and recognizing and eliciting change talk.

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Hypertension in Clients with Mental Illness

Hypertension in Clients with Mental Illness

Consumers with mental illness are at an increased risk of developing Hypertension. In this training, Dr. Casey Williams will discuss ways to screen for Hypertension, potential complications of the disease, and special considerations for treating clients with Hypertension.

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Integrating Evidence Based Decision Making into Primary Care

Integrating Evidence Based Decision Making into Primary Care

The past century has seen vast improvements in population health, much of which can be attributed not only to significant scientific discoveries, but to efforts to translate those discoveries into practice more readily. However, with many chronic diseases remaining, new epidemics being introduced, and a changing healthcare landscape characterized by the integration of mental and behavioral health care into primary care settings, it is increasingly imperative that the healthcare field more rapidly integrate high-quality research evidence (e.g., effective clinical interventions and practice guidelines) into clinical practice.
Evidence-based decision making (EBDM) is a multi-component approach to inform clinical practice decision making in an effort to maximize improvements to population health. EBDM theorizes that clinical decisions are best informed when they are based on 1) a rich understanding of population characteristics, needs, values, and preferences; 2) practitioner expertise and other existing resources; and 3) the best available research evidence while 4) accounting for the current environmental and organizational context.

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Intimate Partner Violence Part 1: Understanding Factors that Impact Survivors

Intimate Partner Violence Part 1: Understanding Factors that Impact Survivors

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.

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Intimate Partner Violence Part 2: Creating Opportunities to have Conversations about it

Intimate Partner Violence Part 2: Creating Opportunities to have Conversations about it

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

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Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

There are very few injuries or medical conditions that can impact every aspect of a person. Brain injury does not just impact the individual, it impacts their family members and their loved ones. Learn the prevalence, causes, and consequences of traumatic brain injury as well as diagnosis and treatment options.

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Issues and Challenges Associated with Medication Non-Adherence

Issues and Challenges Associated with Medication Non-Adherence

Medication non-adherence causes significant strain on the American healthcare system, yet many healthcare providers are unaware of its scope and repercussions. This program will provide facts about non-adherence and information about ways to decrease its occurrence.

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Managing Antidepressant Adverse Effects and Switching Therapy

Managing Antidepressant Adverse Effects and Switching Therapy

Approximately ¾ of antidepressants are prescribed in the primary care setting, yet many primary care providers lack comprehensive training on depression screening and treatment. In this presentation, Dr. Kelly Gable and Dr. Jaron Asher will review common and rare adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy, discuss tolerability concerns and highlight when and how to switch medications.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis.

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Missouri Needs Assessment and Resource Inventory for Mental Health 2008

MIMH conducted a comprehensive mental health needs assessment as part of the SAMHSA-funded Missouri Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant. The assessment examined the needs of agencies and individuals across Missouri and included an inventory of mental health and substance abuse services available statewide.

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Missouri Project LAUNCH Environmental Scan

Report on the needs of and resources for families with young children (0-8) living in the 63106 and 63107 zip codes in the City of St. Louis. Findings are drawn from interviews, focus groups, surveys and secondary data sources.

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Missouri Student Survey Reports and Questions, 2010-2014

This report discusses results from the biannual student survey of Missouri youth in 6th-12th grade from 2010-2014 and provides a cross tab analysis of question wording by year.

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Missouri Suicide Prevention Briefs & Presentations

Briefs summarizing Missouri suicide statistics.

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Missouri Suicide Prevention: Resources for Veterans

Suicide prevention brief for veterans and their families. Brief includes information on risk factors, warnings signs, suggestions for identifying and assisting people with suicidal thoughts and national and Missouri veterans’ resources.

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Missourians Attitudes Toward Mental Illness Survey Report and Summary (2006)

Findings, both the full report and an executive summary, from the 2006 telephone survey of Missourians attitudes toward people with mental Illness. A similar follow-up survey was administered in 2013.

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Motivational Interviewing for Medicaid Health Providers

Motivational Interviewing for Medicaid Health Providers

Behavior problems are common and change is hard. Treatment as usual tends to emphasize advice and prescription, but patients are often ambivalent about change and physician insistence is often a poor motivation. Research has shown the Motivational Interviewing is effective in helping clients develop their own intrinsic motivation for change.

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Multicultural Competence

Multicultural Competence

In this presentation on Multicultural Competence, Dr. Vetta Thompson discusses various concepts such as multicultural awareness and competence, diversity, acculturation and assimilation relative to the assessment and delivery of services to mental health clients.

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Needs Assessment of Missouri Mental Health Providers: Evaluation Brief 2012

Summary of findings from a comprehensive survey of mental health, substance use and developmental disabilities providers funded by the Department of Mental Health. Detailed findings found in the Needs Assessment and Resource Inventory for Mental Health document.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Clinical Intervention

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Clinical Intervention

OCD is characterized by the experience of obsessions and compulsions that greatly affect the quality of an individual’s life. Obsessions are thoughts, feelings, and urges that result in great discomfort. Compulsions are the strategies that people use to decrease or neutralize discomfort experienced by the obsessions. In order to meet the criteria for a diagnosis of OCD, a person must spend 1 hour a day in either mental or behavioral ritual or the obsession must cause great distress and/or it must cause significant problems in their life. Furthermore, OCD has an impact of the individual’s family and other systems of support.In this video, Mr. Mitchell describes Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and identifies the criteria for its diagnosis. In addition, Mr. Mitchell describes how OCD is manifested in behavior and identifies treatment options for the disorder. Further discussion centers on how family and other support systems are affected by the person with OCD.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Client’s Perspective

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Client’s Perspective

Discussion in this training focuses on Ms. Tarter’s experience of OCD. This experience involves a repetitive cycle of overwhelming obsessions that causes great anxiety and elicits her attempts to decrease this anxiety through the use of rituals that are only briefly satisfying in decreasing the anxiety. Ms Tarter explains that there is no cure for OCD and iterates the idea that folks must learn how to cope with the illness through techniques such as controlled breathing, the use of coping statements, tactile strategies and finally, medication.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Family’s Perspective

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Family’s Perspective

Mr. Bahr, founder of the St. Louis OCD Support group discusses his process of identifying and utilizing a system of support for his son who was diagnosed at an early age with OCD. This process involved educating himself and his family, educating the public, and guiding families and clients to seek information, and treatment resources within their communities.

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Outreach – Girls Holla Back!

Girls Holla Back! is an integrated substance abuse and HIV/AIDS intergenerational prevention program for African American girls and their female caretakers. To date, nearly 1,000 African American females in the St. Louis Metropolitan area have been served.

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Outreach – Mental Health First Aid

Missouri Mental Health First Aid provides training and promotion, instructor development and evaluation and technical assistance to providers and individuals across Missouri and the Midwest region.

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Personalized Feedback Report for substance misuse

eSBIRT's Personalized Feedback Report provides individualized and tailored information for persons with risky substance use. It compares them with state and national norms, describes the risks they face based on their use patterns, provides behavioral suggestions about risk reduction based on the person's readiness to change.

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Professional Training – Accreditation

Let us accredit your next training event.

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Professional Training – Conference Planning

Let us help you coordinate your next training event.

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Professional Training – DVD Trainings

We offer a large catalog of high-quality DVD-based trainings that make it easy for mental health professionals to get the CEUs they need without having to wait for a live conference. We work with subject matter experts to develop courses that convey important educational content, and subsequently supplementing their presentation with additional materials, post-tests, and the opportunity to receive CEUs. To find out more please contact Kelly Gregory.

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Professional Training – Media Development

Let us help you create your next smartphone app, DVD training, or eLearning module.

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Professional Training – Web Conferences

Our Professional Training team can work with your organization on developing web based training tools to suit your needs.

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Professional Training – Web Trainings

Our web-based trainings allow for versatility in reaching your staff or constituents, ensuring they have the access they need to the most relevant training topics.

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Psychotropics Made Simple

The instructor will introduce concepts of drug action in the body. Basic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics will enable the learner to understand the therapeutic and adverse actions of drugs. Discussion will center on the rationale for drug use in psychiatric illnesses. The major classes of medications will be reviewed, including a discussion of the specific therapeutic action and side effects of agents in each class of drugs. Side effects that need immediate attention, that may present harm to staff or the client, or present as intoxication will be highlighted. Often clients do not adhere to their prescribed medication regimen, leading to a return of symptoms. The major reasons for nonadherence and strategies for encouraging clients to take their medications will be discussed. Time will be available to discuss questions during the presentation.

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Purposes, Principles and Functions of the Strength-Based, Person-Centered Approach to Community Mental Health

Purposes, Principles and Functions of the Strength-Based, Person-Centered Approach to Community Mental Health

Dr. Kisthardt highlights key concepts that serve to guide and direct strengths‐based, person- centered case management. These include the promotion of normal interdependence, citizenship, partnership, mutual expectations, reciprocity, collaboration and shareddecision making. He will also share alternative concepts for the traditional understanding of “motivation”, “problem”, and “change.” Through this training, Dr. Kisthardt hopes that you will gain a deeper understanding of the key concepts related to the purpose of helping in strengths‐based case management, and learn the particulars of the Strengths Assessment and how to effectively utilize it in your work with people.

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Research – eSBIRT – Performance support for SBIRT

eSBIRT is a secure web based system built to collect the information and support service provision for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) programs. eSBIRT supports unlimited users, programs, sites, and locations.

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Skin Cancer Update for the Family Physician

Skin Cancer Update for the Family Physician

Skin cancer is an epidemic. The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer in 2006 was over 3,500,000, and one in five individuals living in the United States will develop a non-melanoma skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. The incidence of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer is rising year after year. Because of this, it is important that patients are trained on “sun smart” behaviors and skin self exams. Further, primary care providers play a critical role in examining patients for cutaneous malignancies at regular office visits as part of overall health maintenance. This presentation will discuss the three most commonly diagnosed forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Epidemiologic information, clinical features, diagnostic techniques and considerations as well as treatments will be discussed in a condensed fashion targeted to the audience. Sun protective measures that patients should be educated about will be discussed as well. Upon completion of this exercise, the audience should have increased comfort in the assessment of lesions suspicious for skin cancer and improved knowledge regarding diagnosis and treatment of these three malignancies.

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Suicide Among African American Teens and Young Adults – A Discussion for People In A Position To Help

Suicide Among African American Teens and Young Adults – A Discussion for People In A Position To Help

Stigma often prevents individuals from gaining awareness and understanding of suicide. Talking candidly about suicide with parents and caregivers can be difficult barrier to overcome when cultural stigma exist. Common misconceptions or cultural beliefs discourage many from seeking treatment, and many educators and individuals in helping professions are not convinced that suicide is a genuine health concern for African American communities. This educational training aims to raise awareness and understanding of suicidal behavior among African American adolescents (ages 14-24 years), as well as to provide individuals with strategies and resources to appropriately intervene with a young person considering suicide.

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Suicide in the Military

Suicide in the Military

After losing one son to suicide and another in combat within eight months of each other, Major General Graham made it his mission to help prevent other families from facing the same sort of tragedies. Together with his wife, Carol, and his daughter, Melanie, Major General Graham works to raise awareness about untreated depression in the military and the rising number of military suicides. The Grahams have become advocates for soldiers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other mental health illnesses. In this DVD, Major General Graham will share his personal story of loss and relate how his family is leading the fight to reduce military suicides.

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Suicide Prevention Gun Retailer flyer

Suicide warning signs flyer for gun retailers. Designed to inform gun retailers about signs of suicidal behavior among firearm purchasers.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeguard App

Suicide Prevention Lifeguard App

Smartphone application for suicide prevention.

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Suicide Prevention Lifeguard App Materials and Brochure

Suicide Prevention Lifeguard App Materials and Brochure

Supplemental materials for the Suicide Prevention Lifeguard app. Including a flyer, app wallet cards, and brochure with information on risk factors, warnings signs, suggestions for identifying and assisting people with suicidal thoughts and national and Missouri resources. Include information to download Suicide Lifeguard app for iPhone or Android.

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Sustaining Appropriate Clinical Boundaries in Home and Community Care

Sustaining Appropriate Clinical Boundaries in Home and Community Care

Due to the home and community-based location of their work, community support staff and other in-home care providers have unique challenges in maintaining appropriate clinical boundaries with their clients. In this training, Jan Heumann explores numerous potential pitfalls that can en- snare well-meaning professionals. The Code of Ethics for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners is used to demonstrate how an ethics code can be beneficial in guiding practice.

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Take Charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for Individuals with Mental Illness

Take Charge Training: Exercise and Nutrition for Individuals with Mental Illness

Individuals with mental illness die an average of 25 years younger than the general population. Often these early deaths are attributable to medical factors such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. These other medical factors can be prevented and/or managed with the implementation of good nutritional habits and proper exercise. In this training, Ms. Kincade takes us through the experiences of the Independence Center in St. Louis which set up a Wellness Program for its members. She discusses the challenges faced in various settings–the mental health center, the home and the community–while trying to help people develop good habits, and several practical tips and solutions.

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Transitioning Clients from Corrections to The Community

Transitioning Clients from Corrections to The Community

The program provides information about offenders incarcerated in state of Missouri prisons with Substance Abuse problems and Mental Health disorders. Dr. Nolin will discuss some basic challenges faced by offenders with co-occurring disorders face within the correctional system and upon release into the community and reference some evolving interventions and initiatives being implemented by MoDOC and partnering agencies. The session will review some mechanisms being implemented in order to improve the continuity of care for the offenders. Finally the session will identify to ways for concerned citizens and human services professionals to partner with the Department of Corrections to foster offender success in the community.

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Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma

Trauma 101: Understanding the Impact of Trauma

Many people, children and adults alike, suffer experiences that meet the definition of trauma. The impact of traumatic events on individuals varies but approximately one third of people experiencing trauma will require professional intervention. A definition of trauma is presented; the impact that trauma has on individuals described; and various ways to treat trauma introduced. Several evidence based interventions are included among the various treatment modalities discussed.

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Understanding Abusive Men

Understanding Abusive Men

Ms. Kabitsi defines abusive behavior and illustrates the general pattern of abuse in relationships. She further describes three main types of abusive men. Treatment options and recommendations for interacting with these men are discussed.

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Understanding Deaf Culture

Understanding Deaf Culture

One of the greatest misconceptions about Deaf culture is that it is “just a disability.” Deaf culture has its own language, values, behavioral norms and forms of artistic expression. In this presentation, Elijah Buchholz, LPC, will instruct viewers on how to provide culturally sensitive and competent mental health services to members of the Deaf community through understanding of the culture and its specific needs. He will also discuss Sign Language and how it can affect the process of communication in mental health treatment. Viewers will learn the “dos and don’ts” of communicating with deaf clients and how to work effectively with interpreters in mental health settings.

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Understanding Huntingtons Disease: Historical, Physical, Psychiatric and Family Implications

Understanding Huntingtons Disease: Historical, Physical, Psychiatric and Family Implications

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a rare (incidence 1:10,000), fatal, inherited neurodegenerative/neuropsychiatric disorder for which there is no known treatment or cure. It is characterized by abnormalities in movement, cognition, and psychiatric disturbances. In the absence of a cure, competent symptomatic treatment and psychosocial support is vital. HD is a family disease, both because of the autosomal dominant inheritance, but also because of the impact of the disease on the family system. Understanding of HD by professionals will aid in providing the best treatment available to optimize care and support for these families.
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What is Motivational Interviewing

What is Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a tool for use in helping people resolve their ambivalence, or internal conflict, about changing their behavior. This training covers what MI is, why you hear people talking about the Spirit of MI and why that that is so important. You will learn how MI works and why, and be given resources for further learning or finding information, and for comparing MI with other approaches.

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What Makes an Excellent Case Manager

What Makes an Excellent Case Manager

This program is based upon the Dr. Iseminger’s research done for her Doctoral dissertation, and looks at the relationships between learning activities, domains of competence, and learning categories. Informal learning activities proved to be the best contributor to professional competence.

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Youth at Risk

Youth at Risk

The goal of this training is to give clinicians an overview of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Reality Therapy in working with angry, aggressive clients. Viewers will learn practical strategies on how to work with millennium youth to help them be more academically and socially successful. This training will be especially helpful to those who work with adolescents in a school setting or in a private practice.

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