BHECN Webinar Series: Core Topics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Core Topics for Behavioral Health Providers

Release Date: 4/1/2021
Expiration Date: 3/31/2022
The estimated time to complete each enduring material is 60 minutes.
No cost to participate 

TARGET AUDIENCE
This enduring material is intended for Behavioral Health providers to include psychologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, licensed mental health therapists, and social workers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
In order to receive continuing education credits, you must complete these steps prior to the activity expiration date.

  1. View the entire presentation selected
  2. Complete the post-test with a score of 80% or better
  3. Complete the online evaluation
  4. Save and print your certificate. Retain for future documentation.

Any questions regarding credit, please contact Valeta Creason-Wahl 402-559-7487 or vcreason@unmc.edu

 

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In support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 Nursing

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates each activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour.  Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Psychology

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. Each activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

Social Work

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Nebraska Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains responsibility for this activity. Social workers completing each noninteractive recorded webinar receive 1.0 continuing education credit.

 

   

Disaster: Mental and Behavioral Health Intervention

Course ID: 21CE033e

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss how to establish a connection with survivors during disasters in a non-intrusive, compassionate manner
  • Describe the Disaster Management Cycle and its influence on standard of care
  • Identify skills of the team to help survivors take an active role in their own recovery
  • Explain how to connect survivors to social support in Nebraska

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Video:

 

Link to CE Handout
Link for Evaluation & Certificate

Presented by:

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David Carter, PhD, LIMHP,
Interim Chair & Professor in the Counselor 
Education Department, UNO

No one who sees a disaster is untouched by it. Few people are prepared to deal with a disaster, including health care workers. Disaster stress and grief reactions are normal responses to an abnormal situation. Following a disaster, many mental health workers and survivors don’t see the need for and will not seek behavioral health services. Social support systems are crucial to recovery and self-care for responders is essential.

Times Like These: Helping Clients Manage the Consequences of the Pandemic

Course ID: 21CE034e

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Articulate the primary and secondary consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially on marginalized or underserved groups
  • Apply familiar intervention tools to help patients from underserved and marginalized communities manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe how to intervene with the diffuse existential threat many people are experiencing amid the pandemic
  • Develop a self-care plan to help manage your own consequences of the pandemic

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Video:

Link to CE Handout
Link for Evaluation & Certificate

 Presented by:

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Debra A. Hope, PhD
Licensed Psychologist and Aaron Douglas Professor of Psychology
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Along with the primary viral infection, the COVID-19 pandemic has secondary, negative health impacts. These secondary impacts can be acute and lasting and are more likely to affect already high health disparity or underserved groups, including rural communities. Additional skills to manage this stress are needed and, fortunately, there are well-established evidence-based interventions already in most practitioner’s tool kits. Because providers also experience all the consequences of the pandemic, we will discuss a self-care plan on how you can apply these interventions for your own life.

Strategies and Interventions for Telemental Health Practice

Course ID: 21CE035e

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss opportunities and challenges related to the use of videoconferencing tools and what strategies and resources can be used to address these challenges
  • Identify therapy considerations needed in providing online therapy as derived from case scenarios involving a frame work for how others use video conferencing tools and essential skills
  • Translate experiential interventions and knowledge-based approaches into online therapy for telemental health practice in rural and urban settings

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Video:

 

Link to CE Handout
Link for Evaluation & Certificate

 Presented by:

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Paul Springer, PhD, LMFT
Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy Program
University of Nebraska Lincoln

With the recent pandemic, clinicians have been forced to move their practice to online modalities, often without any training or supervision in this arena.

This presentation will discuss strategies for developing an online practice and the clinical interventions useful in providing telehealth. The information from this presentation comes from research and practice accumulated for over 12 years (Springer et al., 2020) in training therapists to provide telemental health sessions to rural and underserved communities since 2008.

Patching Holes Amidst Simultaneous Mass Crises

Course ID: 21CE036e

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Recognize an opportunity for collaboration and advocacy for underserved populations during a time of national crises
  • Identify a method for outreach and consistent engagement with key stakeholders and clients in need within your community
  • Apply the Learn, Ask, Do method into practice as related to a case study involving an interdisciplinary team approach
  • Assess potential outcomes and roadblocks to implementing an outreach method in your own community
  • Engage with other providers within your community to help promote health equity during crises

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Video:

 

Link to CE Handout
Link for Evaluation & Certificate

Presented by:

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Terissa Upchurch-Butler, PhD, LIMHP (NE), LPC (AL), NCC
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University

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Katherine Shirley, PHD, LIMHP (NE), NCC, ACS
Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University

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Irene Harper, PhD, LIMHP (NE), NCC
Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University

The year 2020 has brought about national crises in the United States like no other time in history. Not only are we facing the global pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), but we are also navigating systemic racial injustice in an intense sociopolitical environment. Many of us have also experienced the direct impacts of climate change, including uncontrolled wildfires, intense storms and historic flooding. Just how much stress can one person or one system endure? This presentation will present interventions for posttraumatic stress as a result of multiple national crises

COVID-19 Caring for the Counselor, Caring for the Client

Course ID: 21CE037e

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe vicarious grief, mass trauma, anticipatory grief, ambiguous grief disenfranchised loss, non-death losses, and other complexities in relation to unprecedented situations related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explain therapeutic interventions and other ways to help give voice to grief and loss experiences
  • Describe various self-care strategies for those assisting and providing support to those mourning such unique losses
  • Describe barrier to care, access issues, and ways to help others receive care associated with grief and loss issues
  • Explain ethical and helpful multicultural considerations in times of grief based on the COVID-19 pandemic

Social Work Level of Content: Intermediate

Video:

 

Link to CE Handout
Link for Evaluation & Certificate

Presented by:

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Kristin Erickson, PhD, LIMHP, CPC, ACS, BCB
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Bellevue University

We are living in a rapidly changing world. Loss, anticipatory anxiety, anticipatory loss, ambiguous loss, and trauma loom in the air. Many feel helpless and overwhelmed as they watch in anticipation, wondering what is in store for them and their future as they adjust to a new “normal,” which feels anything but normal. In this webinar, we will discuss the complexities of the unique, unprecedented aspects of coping with grief and loss that impact us all. We will explore various therapeutic interventions and other ways to help give voice to and honor the myriad of unique losses we have had (individually and collectively), and explore self-care strategies to help stay centered amidst the chaos around us. We will also explore challenges and issues unique to Nebraska including access to services, barriers to care, and ways to help reach those who might not otherwise come in for services or have access to services.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
As a jointly accredited provider, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) ensures accuracy, balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities and is committed to protecting learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. Faculty (authors, presenters, speakers) are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or other options available when utilizing trade names to ensure impartiality.
All faculty, planners and others in a position to control continuing education content participating in a UNMC accredited activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. As defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The accredited provider is responsible for mitigating relevant financial relationships in accredited continuing education. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these activity materials so that participants may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.
This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.
All materials are included with the permission of the faculty. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of UNMC.

DISCLOSURES
The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles:

FACULTY
The below faculty have nothing to disclose:
David Carter, PhD, LIMHP
Kristin Erickson, PhD, LIMHP, CPC, ACS, BCB
Irene Harper, Ph.D., LIMHP (NE), NCC
Debra Hope, PhD
Katherine Shirley, Ph.D., LIMHP (NE), LPC (NJ), NCC, ACS
Paul Springer, PhD, LMFT
Terissa Upchurch-Butler, Ph.D., LIMHP (NE), LPC (AL), NCC

PLANNING COMMITTEE
The below planning committee members have nothing to disclose:

Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
Marley Doyle, MD
Allison Grennan, PhD
Julia Houfek, PhD, APRN-CNS
Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN
Ann Kraft, BA
Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN
Erin Schneider, MSW
Marcia Shadle-Cusic, MS, LMHP

 


2018 Series
These sessions still offer continuing education credits.

Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice

Part 1: Basics of Sexuality and Sexual Health 

View recording here

Part 2: Changes and Challenges in Sexual Functioning

View recording here

Part 3: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQA+ Clients 

View recording here

Part 4: Treatment of Common Sexual Problems

View recording here

1 Social Work CEU is available upon completion of the evaluation of each of the Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice series of webinars (up to 4 credits available). Contact Marcia Shadle-Cusic to receive the evaluation.

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Presented by Dr. Amanda Randall and Liam Heerten-Rodriguez from the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha 

 


Previous Core Topics Presentations that do not offer credit are available for viewing in our Core Topics Webinar Archive