Category: Media

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Borderline Personality Disorder

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.