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Not Just Phoning It In: The Myths and Facts about Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry has the potential to expand access to quality psychiatric care to millions of people who can’t access it due to location, physician shortage or a number of other barriers. But misconceptions about telepsychiatry like, “Telehealth technology is too complex,” or, “Doctor visits need to happen in person” often prevent organizations from taking advantage of all the benefits telepsychiatry has to offer. Learn the facts about how telepsychiatry is helping clinics across the country deliver quality care to more people.

Changing the Conversation from Suicide to Suicide Prevention: A United National Campaign

During the first webinar in the suicide prevention series, participants will learn about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which consists of 164 crisis centers in 49 states that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Experts who play a critical role in the Lifeline network will discuss the factors that have made it successful as well as barriers to providing suicide prevention services. In addition, they will talk about the #BeThe1To campaign including some early findings.

Lessons from the Frontlines: CEOs share their experiences

Get the scoop from CEOs as they dish out their greatest successes, challenges encountered along the way, and the best change management strategies to ensure your organization comes out on top!

Depression and Dementia: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

Attend the Geriatric Technical Assistance Center’s webinar to learn about the current treatments and assessments related to depression and dementia. The speaker will highlight the impact of behavioral and psychological symptoms of depression and dementia on quality of life, morbidity, mortality and disease progression.

Linchpin to Success: Engaging Staff in Implementation of Long Acting Injectable Medications (LAI Series)

Key to the success of any new practice is the engagement and support of staff who are responsible for its day-to-day implementation. Join Part 2 of the LAI series to explore strategies for working with prescribers, therapists, and administrative staff to understand the relevance of LAI medications, address common questions and potential barriers, and motivate change.

The Role of Palliative Care and Hospice in Dementia Care

Join the Geriatric Technical Assistance Center’s webinar to learn about the integration of palliative and hospice services with dementia care.

SBIRT in Mental Health Settings

People with mental health conditions are more likely to experience risky drug and alcohol use and substance abuse conditions. This webinar will address the data that substantiates the link between mental health and addictions and the core competencies needed to implement an SBIRT protocol in mental health settings (including screening, brief intervention, integrating BI into existing clinical practice, enhancing workflows to include SBIRT, and best practices for referral).

Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy, Oh My: Alternative Tobacco Cessation Approaches

Quitting tobacco use is tough. Alternative tobacco cessation approaches such as acupuncture and hypnotherapy may act as promising, yet unconventional practices for helping individuals quit. Studies have demonstrated that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may increase tobacco abstinence and encourage treatment retention among participants with co-occurring mental illnesses and addictions.

State Best Practices in Developing and Implementing Integrated Health Care

NASMHPD, sponsored by SAMHSA, will present a webinar on integrated health in hopes of continuing to provide assistance to states in working through challenges to better serve the holistic health needs of consumers. Laura Galbreath (Director, SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, National Council for Behavioral Health) will provide information on state legislation and regulatory changes that facilitate the integration of primary care services for individuals with serious mental illness served in community mental health and addiction providers. In addition, she will highlight recent efforts in states and provide insights and resources that others can use to foster increased dialogue and policy changes in their states. Debbie Herrmann (Indiana FSSA/DMHA Deputy Director, DMHA Medicaid Initiatives) will provide information on Indiana’s work to build an integrated health initiative. This includes developing a collaboration of Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) as part of the State Integration Team. Also, she will discuss how Indiana brought together stakeholders across the state to develop subcommittees to build cohesion among the different entities involved. She will illustrate how Indiana identified provider types and agencies across the state, thus developing provider qualifications, and guiding principles and core requirements of services.

PQRS & MIPS in the Real World: Three Organizations Share Their Experiences (MACRA Series)

Now you understand MIPS, but what are behavioral health organizations doing now to prepare for its implementation? Join the National Council for this one-hour webinar and hear how three behavioral health organizations participated in PQRS, the challenges they faced, and how they’re applying the lessons they learned to prepare for MIPS in 2017.

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