Mental Health First Aid 12-9-2022

Pittsburgh, PA US
December 9, 2022

This program Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Mental Health First Aid helps the learner to best assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. The Mental Health First Aid course, educates the learner about risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Discuss the Mental Health First Aid intervention model

2.  Discuss the steps of ALGEE:  Mental Health Action Planning

3.  Discuss application of the Mental Health Action Plan during mental health crisis situations, and self-care planning for the mental health first aider

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 ASWB
  • 6.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/14/2022
Course expires: 
01/06/2023
Event starts: 
12/09/2022 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/09/2022 - 5:30pm EST

Program begins at 8:00am  and adjourns at  3:30pm Total Education Time:   6.5 Hours

Time

Content

Presenter

8:00am-9:00am
Review the Mental Health First Aid model, in addition to an overview of mental health and mental disorders.
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
9:00am-9:30am
Review content from the Mental Health First Aid self-paced modules
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
9:30am-10:30am
Teach the steps of ALGEE: Mental Health Action Plan
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
10:30am-11:30am
Review early signs and symptoms of mental health challenges
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
11:30am-12:30pm
Lunch Break
NA
12:30pm-1:30pm
Review worsening signs and symptoms of mental health
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
1:30pm-3:30pm
Review the application of mental health first aid for crisis situations and self-care planning for the mental health first aider
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
Michael Connell, MS
UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Michele Gordon, PhD, LSW
UPMC Health Plan Program Manager
 
Michele Gordon is a licensed social worker with a PhD in Community Engagement. Dr. Gordon has 15 years of behavioral health experience in a variety of areas: evaluator clinician, inpatient psychiatric social work, outpatient individual and family therapy, community treatment team.  Dr. Gordon has two years of case management experience with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders as a forensic specialist and a high risk care manager in a managed care organization. Additionally, Dr. Gordon has previous experience as a training coordinator developing curriculum and facilitating training for internal staff and local community human service agencies: crisis management, trauma, substance use disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, suicide prevention and intervention, gender responsive programming, crisis-oriented families, professional development.
 
Michael Connell, MS
UPMC Health Plan Clinical Engagement Coordinator
 
Mr. Connell has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Connell was a Health Coach at the UPMC Health Plan for six years where he had extensive experience coaching members to adopt healthy behaviors, including smoking cessation, physical activity, nutrition, stress management, and weight management. Mr. Connell was responsible for training the engagement and coaching skills of the lifestyle health coach team from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Connell is currently responsible for improving the engagement and Motivational Interviewing skills for clinical staff at the UPMC Health Plan, including RNs, Health Coaches, and Case Managers. 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  6.5 CE  - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.50 ASWB
  • 6.50 Attendance
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