RAVI’S PROVIDER UPDATES

Dear Summit County Mental Health Providers,
Please mark your calendars for an exciting free training on Ketamine Therapies to Treat Depression coming up on Wednesday March 10th, 12-1pm.
This presentation will discuss the use of Ketamine for the treatment of depression. We will discuss the history of Ketamine’s use for depression as well as information regarding the drug’s mechanism of action and research showing its effectiveness. Limitations and safety considerations will also be covered.
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Webinar tomorrow: Understanding Parity in the Real World on Friday, 2/26/21, 2pm-4pm

Please join for an important advocacy presentation by Cara Cheevers of the Dept of Insurance to discover how parity issues affect mental health care and what you can do to ensure fairer parity when it comes to reimbursements, scope of practice and adequate coverage.

Registration here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcuGurzwpGtcdwYl9WzIHziPHqaZoIxkb

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Training: Clinical Work with the Suicide Bereaved on Monday, 3/15/21, 11am-3pm
Clinical Work with The Suicide Bereaved is a half day virtual training developed through the American Association of Suicidology to teach clinical knowledge and skills in working with suicide loss survivors. Unique aspects of the loss, pertinent grief theories, cultural implications, and clinical techniques will be covered. This training is intended for mental health clinicians as well as clergy and support group leaders or people who want to learn more about clinical aspects of bereavement after suicide. CEUs are offered.
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New Support Group: Mindfulness in Nature Series starting March 7th
A free group hosted by Kristen Greenwald and sponsored by Building Hope for those who are looking to meet new people, decrease isolation, and learn some new mindfulness skills to bolster resilience during this hard year.

All people ages 12+ are eligible to join, although if parents would like to do this with their children they are encouraged to bring children who are excited to be active participants. Group size will be capped at 8 to enable 6ft of distance between group members when outdoors.

When: Every other Sunday beginning March 7th, ending May 23rd
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Where: outdoors, Summit County
Cost: Free, although insurance will be preferred to be billed if possible
COVID-19 Precautions: 6ft of distance with masks will be maintained in all settings

Please contact Kristen at kgreenwaldlcsw@gmail.com if you have any questions. See attached flier for more information.
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Training Opportunities for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Right Start for Colorado Community of Practice and the Irving Harris Expansion Community Fellowship are each excited to offer full scholarships for intensive and comprehensive training in infant and early childhood mental health. You are invited to apply to one or both opportunities. Applicants from across the state are encouraged to apply.
Click the links in the attached PDF document to review detailed descriptions of each program and application forms. Applications for each program are due Monday, April 5, 2021.

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Recovery Resources Holistic Coaching Program
Peer support coaching program to support clients with Substance Use Disorder. Please see attached flyer for more details. 
This program can be funded by the 1287 grant funds being distributed by Building Hope. If you have SUD clients that you feel could be recipients of these special, short term grant funds, please contact me directly to explore options for additional funding for their care.

Thanks,
Ravi
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