Behavioral Health: New Challenges and Opportunities March 26 Conference
March 11, 2019
The Department of Social Work is celebrating National Professional Social Work (NPSW) Month with a number of different events during March. One of these events is a day long conference presented in collaboration with the U.S. Public Health Services Social Work group. This is the fourth year we have co-sponsored this event.
The theme of NPSW month is " Elevate Social Work." We have chosen the focus for this event to highlight Behavioral Health: New Challenges and Opportunities. This conference will address behavioral health challenges such as mental health, trauma, suicide, substance abuse, immigration, and self-care.
The conference will be held:
March 26, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
George Mason University Fairfax Campus,
4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22030
Johnson Center lower level, Dewberry Hall
Parking is free in Lot K only. Lunch is provided.
The conference agenda addresses a number of behavioral health issues which are interprofessional in nature. We welcome everyone who would like to attend this event, no matter your discipline or profession. We have assembled a variety of experts to participate in this conference.
Register online (non-student): CHHS Marketplace
CEU's are available for a fee of $25.00.
Questions? Contact Molly Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Facing the Challenges to the Profession: Elevating Behavioral Health
Dr. Angelo McClain PhD, LICSW, CEO, National Association of Social Workers
The Challenge of Suicide Prevention: What Does the Research Tell Us?
Dr. Adam Walsh PhD, LCSW, Defense Suicide Prevention Office
Morning Panel Presentations: Facing the Challenge: Suicide Risk Assessment in Diverse Settings
Suicide Risk in Behavioral Health
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Challenges
Facing the Challenge of Suicide Prevention: Can We Really Prevent It?
Luncheon Presentation: Examining Behavioral Health from the Perspective of States and Territories
Speaker: Richa Ranade Director of Injury Prevention and Behavioral Health, Association of State Territorial Health Officials
Afternoon Presentation: Elevating Mind- Body Connections: New Opportunities
Speaker: Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW, Integrative Psychotherapist, Center for Mind Body Medicine
Afternoon Panel Presentations: Challenging the Complexity of Behavioral Health Services to Vulnerable Populations
Immigration and Behavioral Health
Social Work Role in Working with Traumatized Populations
Sexual Offender Treatment: Facing the Challenge
Final Presentation: Culturally Competent/Trauma Informed Behavioral Health