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12th Annual Summer Institute – Starting Strong with Equity-Centered MTSS

Join Sound Supports, NWPBIS and Inua Group for the 12th Annual Summer Institute, August 16th and 17th, 2022! This 2-day virtual conference features workshops in Tier 1, PBIS in the Classroom, Tier 2 Interventions and so much more. Keynote workshop available for all attendees!  Workshop Schedule, Register Here. Event interval: Event Types: Conferences. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 8:00 AM – Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 4:00 PM. For more info visit soundsupportsk12.com.

Stimulants 101

Join the Washington Poison Center between August 8-19, 2022 for a series of events about overdose, including this information session featuring Alison Newman of the UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI) about stimulants.  Join the session to learn: What stimulants are , Why people use them , The trends we see in Washington State , What harm reduction and treatment services look like for stimulants. Event interval: Single day event. Online Meeting Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VThh-SOUQWGF-PU4mYq6yA. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute and the Washington Poison Center. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Video conference - register at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VThh-SOUQWGF-PU4mYq6yA. For more info visit us06web.zoom.us.

Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Culturally Specific Behavioral Health Staff

The Northwest ATTC is hosting a 3-part summer webinar series on innovative and successful approaches to workforce recruitment and retention. Featured presenters will offer experienced perspectives concerning relevant state-level initiatives, successful efforts of behavioral health organizations that provide culturally-responsive services to underserved populations, and methods of applying organizational change and process improvement strategies to challenges of staff recruitment and retention. This session is Part II: Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Culturally Specific Behavioral Health Staff. The current behavioral health workforce emergency is nothing new in the culturally and linguistically specific communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Traditional recruitment strategies by dominant culture organizations often fail due to a variety of systemic and cultural barriers that are largely invisible to the established behavioral health systems. Executive Directors Fernando Peña with NW Instit… Online Meeting Link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sKWv4biARI6AapEsPcwjXA. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: Northwest ATTC. Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Video conference - register at https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sKWv4biARI6AapEsPcwjXA. For more info visit attcnetwork.org.

Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department Staff Picnic

Calling all staff! In appreciation of the wonderful work of our hardworking staff, we’re throwing a picnic just for them and their families. Please join us September 15 from 5-7 PM in beautiful Sylvan Grove on the UW main campus. More information to come, but we’ll have food, dessert, beverages, and maybe a game or two.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 19 so we can provide the appropriate amount of food and drinks. We encourage you to bring blankets, chairs and lawn games! Event interval: Single day event. Campus location: Columns and Sylvan Theater (LNDMK-4). Event Types: Special Events. Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

High-THC Cannabis in Legal Regulated Markets: Documenting Risks & Exploring Solutions for Non-Medical Use

This year’s event will focus on the short and long-term risks of high-THC products, including conversations about policy-focused solutions and ways to increase awareness through education campaigns for providers, parents, and youth. Speakers include a range of international, national, and regional experts, with keynote presentations from Jonathan Caulkins, PhD (Carnegie Mellon) and David Hammond, PhD (University of Waterloo), and panel presentations from Wayne Hall, PhD (University of Queensland, Australia), Deborah Hasin, PhD (Columbia University), and Rosalie Pacula, PhD (University of Southern California).  Find out more about our speakers at agenda here. Registration is required! Please note whether you prefer to attend in-person (lunch will be provided) or online. Campus location: UW Tower. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: UW Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI). Friday, September 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit adai.uw.edu.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: Strategies for Preventing Suicide During COVID and Beyond

Suicide was declared a public health crisis by the U.S. Surgeon General in 1999. However, suicide rates continued to climb over the past two decades by a staggering 35% overall increase from 1999-2018. Fortunately, we have seen decreases in the national suicide rates from 2018-2020. The pandemic is a major focus of public health concern and has elevated distress and mental health suffering, however; 2020 saw a decrease in the suicide rate in the US by 3% from 2019 to 2020. Data for 2021 is not yet available; there are reasons for concern for particular populations during the pandemic and the long-term impact on suicide rates may be seen over a longer timeframe. There are important positive changes occurring in the national dialog reflective of pro-mental health culture change, but the shedding of stigma must go further to a deepening of mental health literacy. There are several science-informed, evidence-based strategies to reduce suicide risk, both through the public health approach for an entire population… Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. https://washington.zoom.us/j/95229242811?pwd=eWJZWXRQZ3RSRDhsaUpNQlo1NCtKUT09 Passcode: 461403.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds- Sexual dysfunctions: Primary and secondary to psychiatric illness and treatment

The most common primary sexual dysfunctions (SD) are HSDD in women and ED in men.  SD increases with hormonal changes of aging, psychiatric conditions, medical comorbidities, and pharmacologic treatments, although associated distress may decrease after midlife. The ICD-11 rejected DSM-5 nomenclature for definitions that apply to both sexes except for peripheral arousal phase function like DSM-IV. Genetic and imaging studies support parallel definitions. Monoamine, GABA and glutamatergic systems activity changes, endogenous NAS, HPA axis hyperactivity, and inflammatory mechanisms impact excitatory and inhibitory balance and reward circuitry in the overlap of psychiatric conditions and SD. Antidepressants and antipsychotics with different MOAs are associated with different rates of SD.  Provider-initiated discussions about sexual functioning, causative factors, and patient preferences informs individualized management. Anita H. Clayton, MD, DLFAPA, IF, is the David C. Wilson Professor and Chair of Psychiatry… Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. https://washington.zoom.us/j/95229242811?pwd=eWJZWXRQZ3RSRDhsaUpNQlo1NCtKUT09 Passcode: 461403.

Find, Hire, & Keep: Applying NIATx Process Improvement Tools and Principles to Create Staffing Solutions

The Northwest ATTC is hosting a 3-part summer webinar series on innovative and successful approaches to workforce recruitment and retention. Featured presenters will offer experienced perspectives concerning relevant state-level initiatives, successful efforts of behavioral health organizations that provide culturally-responsive services to underserved populations, and methods of applying organizational change and process improvement strategies to challenges of staff recruitment and retention. This session is Part III: Find, Hire, & Keep: Applying NIATx Process Improvement Tools and Principles to Create Staffing Solutions All human service systems are struggling to recruit, hire and retain the staffing that they need to provide quality care. And most of these systems respond to this struggle by spending ever increasing resources with ever diminishing returns. The application of process improvement tools and principles to the hiring process can help organizations to rethink hiring and achieve results. The NI… Online Meeting Link: https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQK_XchpSu6Tk_vdPJPv5Q. Event Types: Lectures/Seminars. Event sponsors: Northwest ATTC. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Video conference - register at https://washington.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQK_XchpSu6Tk_vdPJPv5Q. For more info visit attcnetwork.org.

Re-Imagining Behavioral Health: Race, Equity and Social Justice

Please join us as we explore the intersectionality of substance use disorders, mental health, and social justice. The 2-half day virtual conference is designed to empower individuals and teams who want to advance health equity and support diversity and inclusion in behavioral health care. Attending the conference provides an opportunity to connect with others and join in a meaningful conversation about healing racial trauma, dismantling racism, combating systemic racism and social injustices through the lens of mental health and substance use issues. Here are a few highlights for this year’s plenary discussions: Navigating Mental Health: In Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Communities , People with Lived Experience: A Youth Perspective on Behavioral Health , Behavioral Health Workforce: Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Culturally Specific Leaders and Staff, Dates:  Thursday, September 29, 12 pm – 5 pm               Friday, September 30, at 8 am – 1 pm (PT) Place: Virtual (Registration… Event interval: Online Meeting Link: https://eventory.cc/event/resj2022/login. Event Types: Conferences. Diversity Equity Inclusion. Thursday, September 29, 2022 – Friday, September 30, 2022. Zoom. For more info visit bhinstitute.uw.edu.

Moms’ Access Project ECHO: CME Series

UW’s Perinatal Substance Use, Mental Health and Infant Mental Health Case Conference Series Moms’ Access Project ECHO (MAP ECHO): Perinatal Sub-stance Use, Mental Health and Infant Mental Health Case Conference Series is a free CME accredited program for pre-natal, substance use, and mental health providers in Washington State who want to improve the well-being and out-comes for their pregnant and postpartum patients. Facilitated by a multidisciplinary team including UW Medicine perinatal and addiction psychiatrists, obstetrician gynecologists, maternal fetal medicine experts, advanced registered nurse practitioners, social workers, the program aims to in-crease frontline provider capacity to address common prenatal behavioral health conditions and infant mental health. Pro-gram format is brief didactic followed by in depth case presentation and discussion. Using real-time, interactive video, providers: • Learn new approaches and skills • Participate in in-depth clinical case consultation • Receive feedbac… Event interval: Ongoing event. Online Meeting Link: https://redcap.link/mapecho4. Event Types: Conferences. Information Sessions. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Zoom. For more info visit redcap.link.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds: Mental Health in Athletes

Claudia Reardon, MD, will share the latest epidemiological and clinical research when it comes to a variety of mental health symptoms and disorders in athletes, including sleep problems, depression, anxiety and related disorders, eating disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, bipolar and psychotic disorders, sport-related concussion, substance use problems, and gambling disorder.  She will discuss how to identify nuanced presentations of these conditions in athletes.  She will further guide attendees to incorporate an understanding of the biopsychosocial stressors that contribute to mental health symptoms and disorders in this population into psychiatric formulations.  Throughout, she will help attendees develop an appreciation for the culture of sport such that they can use this to establish rapport when working with athletes who are suffering from mental health symptoms and disorders. Dr. Claudia Reardon holds an MD degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health… Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Friday, October 7, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. https://washington.zoom.us/j/95229242811?pwd=eWJZWXRQZ3RSRDhsaUpNQlo1NCtKUT09 Passcode: 461403.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds- Microaggressions: Bringing nuance and science to the discussion

Understanding and addressing microaggressions as they occur in our healthcare systems is vital, yet confusions, disagreements, and frustrations abound when such issues are raised. Combining psychological science, examples of microaggressions from the perspective of those impacted, and work with microaggression “offenders” Jonathan Kanter, PhD, will discuss how best to define microaggressions in context and address three central debates about them: Are they harmful? Are they associated with racial bias? Are they unavoidable? The nuanced scientific conclusions are yes, yes, and no.   Jonathan, Kanter, PhD, trained as a clinical psychological scientist, currently is Behavioral Scientist and core leadership team member of the Office of HealthCare Equity of UW Medicine, and Director of the Center for the Science of Social Connection at the University of Washington. He is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Kanter’s research… Event interval: Single day event. Event Types: Academics. Lectures/Seminars. Friday, October 21, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. https://washington.zoom.us/j/95229242811?pwd=eWJZWXRQZ3RSRDhsaUpNQlo1NCtKUT09 Passcode: 461403.

Moms’ Access Project ECHO: CME Series

UW’s Perinatal Substance Use, Mental Health and Infant Mental Health Case Conference Series Moms’ Access Project ECHO (MAP ECHO): Perinatal Sub-stance Use, Mental Health and Infant Mental Health Case Conference Series is a free CME accredited program for pre-natal, substance use, and mental health providers in Washington State who want to improve the well-being and out-comes for their pregnant and postpartum patients. Facilitated by a multidisciplinary team including UW Medicine perinatal and addiction psychiatrists, obstetrician gynecologists, maternal fetal medicine experts, advanced registered nurse practitioners, social workers, the program aims to in-crease frontline provider capacity to address common prenatal behavioral health conditions and infant mental health. Pro-gram format is brief didactic followed by in depth case presentation and discussion. Using real-time, interactive video, providers: • Learn new approaches and skills • Participate in in-depth clinical case consultation • Receive feedbac… Event interval: Ongoing event. Online Meeting Link: https://redcap.link/mapecho4. Event Types: Conferences. Information Sessions. Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Zoom. For more info visit redcap.link.