UW School of Nursing

January 25, 2024

Behavioral Health Series 2024 | All Sessions

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FORMAT: Online Webinar
DATE: May 30 & May 31, 2024

This will be a 2-part mini-series ($299), 4 hours each session.

To register for a single session ($179) click the option of your choice below for session 1 or 2:

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.

What have past participants thought?

“I was impressed with the variety of speakers and experience and I think it was well-oriented and matched my own goals for improvement in my practice as a Public Health Nurse.” 

The speakers you all selected were SO excellent. The topics that were discussed are so relevant to us more than ever. Money well spent! I have enjoyed this session.” 

Target Audience

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

Learning Outcomes 

After this course participants will be able 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

Behavioral Health Series 2024 | Session 1

ZOOM – May 30th, 2024 
Time  Topics  Speaker(s)  
8:00 – 9:00 AM Cultural Consideration in Working with Native Americans   Danica Love Brown, MSW, PhD 
9:10 - 10:10 AM Complicated Discharges Associated with Challenging Behavioral Health Issues  Alysha Thompson, PhD 

Kashi Arora, MPH  

10:20 – 11:20 AM Language and Stigma in Mental Health Rhiann McDonald, BSN, RN, PMH-BC  
11:30 – 12:30 PM Integrated Behavioral Health Programs in Pediatric Primary Care Sophie King, MHA, Laura Morano, RN, BSN, PHN
4 CE    

The schedule may change.

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