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Dear Summit County Mental Health Professionals,

Hope this message finds thriving in this beautiful summer weather =).

Please note: DATE CHANGE for our next Provider Mixer: Wednesday, Sept 13th. Save the date! 6-8:30pm at Outer Range Brewing in Frisco. Online registration will be available next month. This event is free and will include free dinner + two free drink tickets. Come join us to meet and mingle with other local Summit County mental health professionals.


Clinical ADHD training next Thursday
Free and in person! Thursday, July 13th, 9am-12pm
 Buffalo Mountain Room in the Frisco County Commons (not in the library, but on the same level), 37 Peak One Drive, Frisco, CO 80443
RSVP requested: email Robyn

It is vitally important that therapists of all backgrounds have a working knowledge of ADHD because about 20-25% of people in treatment have ADHD co-existing with another mental health condition. This is especially true for people who are treatment resistant who have previously missed ADHD about 80% of the time. It’s hidden everywhere.  

Therapists are going to be the ones to make the diagnosis first and the first people to whom patients turn with their fears and misgivings about treatment.

This training will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adolescents as well as adults. Learn about co-existing mental health conditions along with a working knowledge of medication management. This presentation is geared towards mental health practitioners interested in learning more about ADHD and how to best support clients.


Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 25 years. He was named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD (2012). He was recipient of the national Maxwell Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities (2006). Dr. Dodson maintains a consultative practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He has kindly donated his time to support the Summit County mental health community. 


VHBHIC partners with U of Wisconsin-Madison to offer free CEs monthly 

Vail Health Behavioral Health Innovation Center (VHBHIC) is incredibly excited to announce a partnership with University of Wisconsin-Madison to launch a continuing education lecture series: Novel Approaches to Behavioral Health Innovation: Non-Specific Treatments, Adaptive Stress and the Future of Depression.

These lectures will take place on the 1st Thursday of the month from 12pm-1pm MST. The best part? These lectures will include free continuing education credits (Approved for: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Psychologists, Behavioral Health Providers, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers)! For those of you based on or near the Edwards Community Health Campus, we will have food available for group viewing in conference room A during each lecture! These lectures are also free to anyone and everyone, so please feel free to pass on to your friends and colleagues!

More information and registration can be found here: https://ce.icep.wisc.edu/content/novel-approaches-behavioral-health-innovation-lecture-series


Providing Mental Health Treatment to Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD): Remote Learning Course

*FULL FUNDING provided to providers that are credentialed with Medicaid*


In many communities, disability, mental health, and education professionals lack key knowledge about people who have both IDD and mental health challenges. There is often a lack of appropriate resources or services available for families, and they often report that disability and mental health systems can be complex and inflexible.

People with dual diagnosis, parents, and siblings may feel lonely or isolated because of a lack of understanding, discrimination, or stigma. These issues can also create communication struggles between families and professionals.

To address these problems, Oliver Behavioral Consultants and Rocky Mountain Health Plans is offering a course focusing on intellectual developmental disabilities as it relates to co-occurring mental illness, anxiety, ADHD, depression, psychosis and trauma-informed diagnosis.

Please see attached flyer for details and register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2023IDDregistration


For additional information or questions email raesupport@uhc.com or call ReNae Anderson at 970-393-0170



Charlie Health Webinar: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Self-Image, and African American Mental Health


Please join us for an upcoming continuing education session about African American mental health with Dr. Chelsi Clark, the Director of BIPOC Programming at Charlie Health, and representatives from the Resilience Lab, an access-focused therapy platform.

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023
Time: 3pm ET (2pm CT / 1pm MT / 12pm PT)

This one-credit session will explore how racism and prejudice impact health outcomes within the African American community. Attendees will examine the profound impact of Terror Management Theory, shedding light on how individuals navigate trauma, mortality salience, and cultural identity. Register here to secure your space.



Mental Health Colorado is conducting surveys for feedback from Providers, People w/ Lived Experience, and Loved Ones


These surveys will help create training opportunities and other resources so that those struggling with Significant Mental Illness issues will be better supported.

“If possible, we kindly request that you help us distribute these surveys to ensure we capture a wide array of perspectives to enhance the care and treatment of people with serious mental illness. Please see the links to the three surveys below:”

Survey for Providers: https://forms.gle/cE8qVH5h2fKM9u7D7
Survey for People with Lived Experience: https://forms.gle/npPDCk9y4s56SPim7
Survey for Loved Ones: https://forms.gle/aEvJJ9pjfyJnvF1d8


Job postings

Building Hope is hiring a new Mental Health Program Manager!

FIRC is hiring for the following positions:

Accounting Manager
Community Health Manager
Accounting Associate
Grants Manager

Vail Health is hiring for the following positions:

Dillon Occupational Health Care Tech (Full Time)

Dillon Occupational Health Care Tech (Part Time)

Frisco Behavioral Health Patient Access Representative II (Full Time)


Summit Community Care Clinic is hiring for the following positions:

SBHC Integrated Behavioral Health Provider

Integrated Care Supervisor

Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness



2023 BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit


Mental Health America is excited to announce the release of our highly anticipated 2023 BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit in commemoration of Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!

This year, our theme is Culture, Community, & Connection. Our lives are deeply intertwined with the environments around us. Who and what we are surrounded by impacts our mental health and overall wellness. In particular, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) populations are faced with disproportionate amounts of historical trauma and displacement that have challenged how these communities remain sustainable and continue to thrive. Despite countless attempts to take away power, erase histories, and diminish future successes, BIPOC communities continue to prosper. Culture, community, and connection are pillars that support and uplift BIPOC individuals when the dangers of oppression and systemic racism threaten the environments where BIPOC individuals live, work, play, and thrive.

MHA’s 2023 BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit provides free, practical resources, including information about how an individual’s culture and community impact their mental health, tips for community advocacy, and ways to build connections with others. In this toolkit, you can find factsheets, worksheets, resources, sample messages, sample images, posters, and more.

Mental Health America is committed to closing the mental health equity gap and providing individuals with the tools they need to support themselves and their communities. We stand in solidarity with BIPOC communities and hope that this toolkit can be a resource to educate, uplift, and inspire. We invite you to join us by downloading the BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit and sharing its contents with your community.

Download the Toolkit



The Financial State of Private Practice Therapists

Spruce Health held an interesting webinar last month where they covered what therapists are earning today, the varied compensation across states and license types, how much insurance companies are reimbursing, and more! Feel free to watch the recording on your own time.

Please find the presentation with all the data and notes attached! It’s quite interesting!

Their next webinar will be on June 18th featuring Joe Sanok, author, therapist, and business owner, as he delves into the exercises, tools, and training that he’s employed to help thousands of people create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more personal time. Register here.



Unsheltered in Summit: Report

Please see attached a comprehensive and eye-opening report about the activities of Unsheltered in Summit, which is providing extremely low-cost access to safe parking overnight to those without housing. Please feel free to reach out to Diane Luellen for more information.



Teen Center/The Drop, July Schedule

Attached is the Drop July Schedule—please share with your groups, parents, etc! We have a lot of fun things planned, and excellent staff members too =)




As always, thanks for everything you do. Please let us know if there’s anything Building Hope can do to support your practice. Looking forward to seeing you at one of our community events, or the next mixer.


Friendly reminder also to check our provider facebook group as things get posted there on a more quick basis than these emails.




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