Self-Care for Field-Based Outreach Workers
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
4M ago
Presented by Danielle Farmer, MSEd, LCSW. Studies show that 83% of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress, with 25% naming their job as the number one stressor in their lives (The American Institute of Stress, 2022). These rates are even higher for individuals in social service settings due to factors such as emotional labor and the traumatic realities that clients may face. These factors place outreach workers at higher risk for work-related traumatic stress. Therefore, it is vital that field-based outreach workers are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to understand how work ..read more
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Developing and Facilitating Therapeutic Groups in Community Mental Health Part 2
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Chelsea Simms, LCSW, MSW, Danielle Cameron, ACSW, MSW and Larry Fernandez, LCSW, MSW. Group therapy can be an effective and impactful therapeutic intervention for consumers of community mental health services, providing a space for processing, peer support, and social skills practice. This training will explore both the practicalities of starting and maintaining a group within a community mental health setting, as well as specific evidence-based interventions and modalities that can be used to ensure a group remains helpful and supportive to participants. This training is tailored ..read more
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Developing and Facilitating Therapeutic Groups in Community Mental Health Part 1
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Danielle Cameron, ACSW, MSW and Chelsea Simms, LCSW, MSW. Group therapy can be an effective and impactful therapeutic intervention for consumers of community mental health services, providing a space for processing, peer support, and social skills practice. This training will explore both the practicalities of starting and maintaining a group within a community mental health setting, as well as specific evidence-based interventions and modalities that can be used to ensure a group remains helpful and supportive to participants. This training is tailored for community mental health ..read more
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Moral Distress in the Daily Practices of Case Management
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Paul Brodwin, PhD. In this session, participants will review the recurring ethical issues faced by case managers who work with people with severe mental illness, learn the definitions of "ethical dilemma" and "moral distress," and how to distinguish between them in practice, and lastly, through interactive case studies, gain experience in recognizing and resolving ethical concerns about boundaries, equity, and the gap between personal ideals and workplace realities ..read more
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Harm Reduction Training Collaborative Part 3
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW and Chelsea Simms, LCSW, MSW. This training focuses on expanding the practice, knowledge, and skills of social workers, case managers, peers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work in Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs in Los Angeles County. The training builds on the prior FSP Training Collaborative series topics (recovery-oriented and trauma informed care) to provide education on harm reduction principles and practice. Part 3: Focuses on harm reduction’s practical application. Topics will include safer substance use strategies and resources, overd ..read more
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Harm Reduction Training Collaborative Part 2
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW and Chelsea Simms, LCSW, MSW. This training focuses on expanding the practice, knowledge, and skills of social workers, case managers, peers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work in Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs in Los Angeles County. The training builds on the prior FSP Training Collaborative series topics (recovery-oriented and trauma informed care) to provide education on harm reduction principles and practice. Part 2: Begins with a review of the stages of change model and motivational interviewing (MI) as critical for continued engagement ..read more
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Harm Reduction Training Collaborative Part 1
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
Presented by Elizabeth Mackey, LMSW and Chelsea Simms, LCSW, MSW. This training focuses on expanding the practice, knowledge, and skills of social workers, case managers, peers, psychologists, and psychiatrists who work in Full Service Partnership (FSP) programs in Los Angeles County. The training builds on the prior FSP Training Collaborative series topics (recovery-oriented and trauma informed care) to provide education on harm reduction principles and practice. Part 1: Defines harm reduction and describes its historical, cultural, and political context in the HIV/AIDS crisis and the evolut ..read more
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Supporting Clients through Grief and Loss, Part 3
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
6M ago
This training will provide an overview of the common experiences felt during grief and loss. What is often referred to as the “stages” of grief will be discussed, as well as research on the “stages” of grief. Various grief trajectories will be presented, including those more likely to be associated with a healthier progression versus those associated with complications in the grieving process. Discussion will emphasize grief and loss during the COVID pandemic, as well as among persons experiencing homelessness. The presentation will highlight “common” reactions to loss, reactions which are mor ..read more
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Assertive Engagement With Parents and Caregivers
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
7M ago
Presented by Julie Cohen, LMFT and Danielle Farmer MSEd, LCSW. This training will provide Full Service Partnership (FSP) team members with a foundational understanding of assertive engagement principles and strategies when working with parents and caregivers. Participants will learn the core concepts of assertive engagement, including active listening, empathy, and effective communication techniques. The training will focus on building rapport, establishing trust, and collaborating with parents and caregivers to support their child's progress and wellbeing within the FSP program. By the end of ..read more
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Essentials of Field-Based Psychiatric Services
DMH UCLA Public Mental Health Partnership
by PMHP
7M ago
Presented by Shayan Rab, MD. This presentation will outline key principles in field-based psychiatric services through a model developed by the HOME Team. Psychiatrists will learn how to adapt traditional psychiatric services for service delivery in the field and gain a better understanding of the DMH innovations available to support field-based psychiatry. The presentation will outline how to utilize a team-based approach in supporting community reintegration and the role of a psychiatrist in critical psychosocial interventions, including housing support. Internal and external DMH clinical re ..read more
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