Save the Date - November 16, 2010 - The University of Vermont Office of Primary Care Presents Bridging the Divide: A Conference Fostering Collaboration between Primary Care, Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Practitioners, Burlington, Vermont
To request more information, please visit http://cme.uvm.edu or call (802) 656-2292.
Save the Date - October 8, 2010, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - NFI Vermont & The HowardCenter are pleased to present: Michael Nerney's The Adolescent Brain and High Risk Behaviors (morning lecture) and Current Trends in Substance Abuse (afternoon lecture).
Michael Nerney is an internationally known lecturer, and has served as consultant to a number of federal and state agencies, particularly on issues regarding substance abuse, juvenile justice and adolescent brain development. H has been a consultant for two of the major television networks and most recently appeared on the ABC program "20/20." Mr. Nerney's lectures are relevant to parents with children of all ages and professionals working with youth.
Online Continuing Education Events:
- Cultural Competency CME/CEU. To train physicians to care for diverse populations, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has commissioned Cultural Competency Curriculum Modules. These modules are part of A Family Physician's Practice Guide in Culturally Competent Care, a self-directed, online training course for family physicians. The website, offering up to 9 continuing medical education and 10.8 continuing education credits, contains a variety of self-assessments, case studies, video vignettes, learning points, pre- and post tests. There is also a DVD. Courses and DVD are free.
- Depression: Common Questions in Assessment & Treatment. Presenters: Andrew Pomerantz, MD, and Brady Cole, MA, LADC. Pomerantz is Chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Science at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction. Cole works with Dr. Pomerantz at the VA Medical Center as Co-Director of Primary Mental Health Care. Read more on integrating mental health services within the primary care setting. Click here.
- The Impact of Psychological Trauma. Presenter: Margaret Joyal, M.A., Consultant and Trainer.
- Motivational Interviewing. Presenter: Geoffrey P. Kane, MD, MPH of Retreat Healthcare. Dr. Kane gives practical guidance on how to successfully implement a brief intervention for youth and adults who demonstrate at-risk behavior. Click here to see Dr. Kane's additional material and bibliography.
Non-Credit Online Presentations:
- NEW! Culturally Competent Care in Mental Health:
This 25 minute narrated video slide show teaches about approaches to providing culturally competent care to immigrant and refugee patients. The presentation is based on a talk by psychiatrist Dr. Lorin Boynton, given at a Psychiatry Chief Resident Conference at Harborview Medical Center.
Harborview Medical Center's ethnic medicine website containing medical and cultural information about immigrant and refugee groups. EthnoMed is a joint program of the University of Washington Health Sciences Libraries and Harborview Medical Center's Interpreter Services Department/Community House Calls Program (ISD/CHC).
- Medical Response To Domestic Violence: a presentation by David N. Little MD, March 2004.
- The 4Ds - Drugs, Delirium, Depression and Dementia: a presentation by Susan Wehry, MD, May 2003.
- VCHIP Conference: presentations by Paula Duncan MD, Lou DiNicola MD, Geoffrey Kane MD, Barbara Frankowski MD, MPH and Valerie Rooney MD, May 2004.
- A Toolkit for Promoting Healthier Weight in Adult Primary Care (pdf)
This toolkit was designed for primary care practitioners, with extensive input from the primary care community, to support the promotion of healthier weight with patients. The toolkit includes recommendations for the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obese adult patients in primary care.
Also available: Adult Body Mass Index (BMI) Chart (2 pages)(pdf)
VT Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Schedule
VT Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Schedule
For additional resources related to mental health, please visit the following sites: