UW School of Nursing

January 25, 2024

Behavioral Health Series 2024 | Session 2

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FORMAT: Online Webinar
DATE: Session 2, May 31, 2024 

This will be a 2-part mini-series, 4 hours each session.

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Course Description 

Do you feel ill-equipped to handle the realities of long-term patient cases? Eager to develop confidence in leading a behavioral health group therapy? Unsure how to fully support LGBTQ and adolescent behavioral health needs? What cultural considerations need to be included when caring for native American health? Do you feel confident advocating for your mental health at work? The seminar hopes to discuss professional practice gaps and increase knowledge of behavioral health practice to improve patient safety and patient outcomes.

Target Audience

All registered nurses, graduate nurses, and mental health workers and other healthcare professionals working in a behavioral healthcare setting.

Learning Outcomes 

At the end of the course, participants will have increased knowledge and skills to: 

  1. Demonstrate an increase in knowledge in current behavioral health practices.
  2. Apply evidence-based behavioral health practices to improve safe patient care and quality outcomes.

Program Schedule

ZOOM – May 31st, 2024 
Time  Topics  Speaker(s)  
8:00 – 9:00 AM LBGTQ and Mental Health Challenges Update  Kate Bautch, MA, EdD
9:10 – 10:10 AM Initiation of Medication-Assisted Therapy in the ER (Rx) Bridget O'Connor, DNP, RN 


10: 20 – 11:20 AM  Challenging Behaviors in Patients with Intellectual Disability: A Special Look through the Lens of Prader Willi Syndrome  Julia Mitzel, ARNP 


11: 30 – 12:30 PM How to Lead a Behavioral Health Group Therapy   Koriann B Cox, PhD  
4 CE