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.
Presenter: Patsy Carter, PhD Patsy Carter, PhD received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Mississippi. She has worked her entire career dealing with children’s and adolescents’ issues in the mental health field. She has worked for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health as a Treatment Coordinator and Custodial Designee. She then came to Missouri and completed her internship at Western Missouri Mental Health Center. She has also worked at the Hearnes Youth Center and the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center. She has worked in St. Louis at the Great Rivers Mental Health Services; and she is currently the Clinical Director of Children, Youth and Families for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, where she focuses on developing policies and standards to promote quality care in meeting the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, developmental or substance abuse disorders.
The University of Missouri, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and will maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. MIMH will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this program. MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri. Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.
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.
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.
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.