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July 22 Webinar: Mental Health and Well-Being: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Mental Health and Well-Being in the Age of COVID: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implications and Practices Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. The webinar includes 1 CEU for Social […]

May 10 Webinar: Crisis in America: Fake Pills and Fentanyl

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Mar 25 Webinar: Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics: Sex, Politics, Race and Religion Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. The webinar includes 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors. Friday, March 25, […]

July 20 Webinar: Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”

Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal” Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm For over a year we have not known ‘what comes next’. Carefully, we can move back to our pre-pandemic lives, but we are […]

For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

Events

For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

July 22 Webinar: Mental Health and Well-Being: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Video Recording

A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Mental Health and Well-Being in the Age of COVID: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Implications and Practices

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. The webinar includes 1 CEU for Social Workers and Counselors.

Friday, July 22, 2022
10–11 am

Please join us to engage in a discussion for better understanding how issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion can impact mental health treatment for marginalized populations and how we can each effect opportunities for access to appropriate and meaningful care.

This webinar will provide tools to:

  • Identify principles and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion in relation to mental health
  • Understand access/obstacles/underlying implications to mental health services within minority populations
  • Learn how COVID has disproportionately impacted under-represented racial and ethnic groups within higher education
  • Improve mental health opportunity and outcome for marginalized populations
  • Provide effective, best practices and strategies for inclusion
Diane Forbes Berthoud

Presenter: Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA

Diane Forbes Berthoud, PhD, MA, is the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) first chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) officer and vice president, having assumed the role July 1, 2021. Reporting to UMB president, Dr. Jarrell, she leads the University’s EDI commitment to accelerate institutional change. She is tasked with design and operation of a transparent accountability framework to measure and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of UMB’s EDI initiatives at every level of the institution. Dr. Forbes Berthoud earned her PhD and MA degrees at Howard University and previously led transformational equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at the University of California, San Diego.

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Employee Assistance Program

Confidential counseling by phone or secure telehealth. This free referral service is available to all employees and their family members.
419 W. Redwood St., Suite 560 Baltimore, MD 21201
Call 667-214-1555 or email: amjohnso@som.umaryland.edu to schedule an appointment.

July is national Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, use this link for additional resources: https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/minority-mental-health/

For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

May 10 Webinar: Crisis in America: Fake Pills and Fentanyl

Video Recording

A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. The webinar includes 1 CEU for Social Workers and Counselors.

Tuesday May 10, 2022
2am–3pm

2021 US Overdose Deaths

  • over 100,000 deaths
  • 60% attributed to Fentanyl

Start of the Opioid Epidemic

In 2000 pharmaceutical companies began heavily marketing new opioid formulations as safe, and the FDA expanded indications from “acute only” to “safe for acute and chronic pain.” Over the next 10 years, prescriptions, opioid deaths and people entering treatment quadrupled.

This webinar will provide tools to:

  • Identify the three phases of the current opioid epidemic
  • Become aware of forms of fentanyl—fake pills; fentanyl powder; additives to cocaine, meth, ecstasy (MDMA) and heroin and their consequences
  • Learn about emerging drug trends—Adderall laced with meth and synthetic nicotine vaping
  • Institute effective countermeasures to prevent opioid morbidity and mortality

Fentanyl is now routinely found as an unexpected contaminant, increasingly present in “fake” pain and sedative pills and can be lethal at very low dosages. Overdose deaths in ages 10–19 are rising faster than in any other age group. Even though most drug use rates among adolescents have been trending downward over the past 10 years, emotional distress rates and suicides have been rising, making this a most vulnerable population.

Join us to become educated about current drug trends and how to provide effective self-care and stress control strategies to protect adults and the vulnerable 10–19-year-old population.

David McDuff

Presenter: David R. McDuff, MD

Dr. McDuff is an addiction and sports psychiatrist and a retired Army Colonel. He is a UMSOM Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the founding Director of its Division of Addiction Research and Treatment and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program. He is the author of Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance and a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Mental Health Working Group for Elite Athletes. He was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Fentanyl Awareness Day. fentanylawarenessday.org

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Employee Assistance Program

Confidential counseling by phone or secure telehealth. This free referral service is available to all employees and their family members.
419 W. Redwood St., Suite 560 Baltimore, MD 21201
Call 667-214-1555 or email: amjohnso@som.umaryland.edu to schedule an appointment.

For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

Mar 25 Webinar: Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics

Video Recording

A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics: Sex, Politics, Race and Religion

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs. The webinar includes 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors.

Friday, March 25, 2022
10am–12pm

Appreciating Unconscious Influences to Foster Better Personal and Clinical Dialogue

This webinar will provide tools to:

  • Identify conscious and unconscious responses in professional, client and family interaction
  • Become aware of potential triggering topics and understand power source of subject
  • Create strategies to effectively guide difficult conversation by depersonalizing responses and reframing content

Healthcare and Social work require navigating challenging conversational topics. Using self-awareness and compassion to understand what makes topics or conversations difficult, one is able to improve effective communication and dialogue even on particularly challenging subjects.

That which is difficult may also be what is essential in fostering good mental and physical health. Unfortunately, our emotions or history can get in the way of successfully and objectively addressing challenging topics, both from the perspective of the treating professional as well as the personal perspective of a consumer or colleague. This webinar is designed to help participants consider factors in their own lives that may hinder objectivity or to identify them in the people with whom we communicate every day in order to successfully navigate or reframe any discussion.

Rachael Wallace

Presenter: Rachael Wallace, LCSW-C

Rachael is a psychotherapist and a Clinical Director of MGFP, a group of mental health professionals dedicated to supporting faculty, staff, students, residents and family members of the UMB and UMMC campus community. She has a particular interest in the integration of multiple paradigms to create individual pathways for insight, self-awareness, healing and navigation of personal and professional relationships or challenges. Rachael has an extensive history of clinical workshop presentations on the art of psychotherapy, ethics and self-awareness for clinicians. She has been affiliated with the UNSOM Department of Psychiatry for almost two decades and is the Chairperson of NASW-MD’s Behavioral Health Committee.

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For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

July 20 Webinar: Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”

Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm

For over a year we have not known ‘what comes next’.
Carefully, we can move back to our pre-pandemic lives, but we are changed forever. This webinar will present some thoughts and techniques which may help in this transition and the path forward.

Join us for a conversation dealing with:
Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”
providing insight and easy-to-use techniques for reducing anxious responses to concerns and apprehension.

PRESENTER: CAROL MCKISSICK, MBA, MS, LCPC

Carol is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Her specialties include couples (Gottman) and trauma (EMDR) counseling. She has experience with adult individual and group counseling, as well as grief, depression, stress, addiction, anxiety, anger management, marital, family and workplace conflict. Before joining the University of Maryland EAP, Carol worked in scientific research and later earned an MBA.

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May 18 Webinar: Living in Today

Video Recording

A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Living in Today

Cherish Yesterday. Dream Tomorrow. Live Today.
Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm

This webinar will provide tools needed to:

  • Survive one day at a time
  • Decrease your stress level
  • Gain peace of mind
  • Reduce worry and frustration

Covid has created increased stress to most human beings, particularly in the health care field. The psychology of living in the present is not just an arbitrary term or a popular phrase—it’s a recognized, evidence-based lifestyle that psychologists are quick to recommend for those struggling with anxiety and stress in their day-to-day lives.

Come and join us for a conversation focused on Living One Day at a Time.

Learn how to effectively deal with life on life’s terms.

Presenter: Peggy Burns, LCADC, MHS

Peggy has provided Employee Assistance Services since 1997 at UMMS and the Baltimore Orioles organization. She has also provided EAP services to BWMC since 2011. Peggy has been providing Mental Health and Substance Abuse services since 1981. She has extensive experience supporting those in need of Substance Abuse services, including family members and loved ones of those afflicted with this disease.

As a Licensed Substance Abuse Professional with a Masters degree in Human Services, her other specialties include: educating clients on developing healthy Communication Skills, Conflict Management, Assertiveness Training and Women’s Issues.

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Jan 19 Webinar: Managing Compassion Fatigue During COVID-19

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry UMMC EAP Programs.

Managing Compassion Fatigue through Self-Care Strategies during COVID-19

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Professionals in the healthcare and education fields are at a greater risk for developing burnout and Compassion Fatigue due to excessive practice of compassion-focused skills. Compassion Fatigue can strike the most caring and dedicated nurses, social workers, physicians and personal support workers alike.

It has been shown that, when we are suffering from this, we work more rather than less. What suffers is our health, our relationship with others, our personal lives and eventually our patients.

The best strategy to address Compassion Fatigue is to develop excellent self-care strategies, as well as an early warning system that lets you know that you are moving into the caution zone of Compassion Fatigue.

Presenter: Brian Fellows, MSW, LCSW-C

Ms. Fellows is a social worker at University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry. She has 15 years of experience in early childhood development, trauma and mental health. Ms. Fellows is the Program Director for the Taghi Modarressi Center for Infant Study Secure Starts Clinic where she manages an outpatient mental health clinic and supervises clinical staff and trainees. In addition, Ms. Fellows provides consultation, parent training and reflective supervision to early childhood programs and providers serving the most vulnerable children and families throughout the state of Maryland. Her passion is in promoting good mental health, strengthening relationships and ending generational trauma.

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Dec 16 Webinar Español: 10 maneras inteligentes de ahorrar

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE.

Mié., 16 de Dic. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST

10 maneras inteligentes de ahorrar sin mucho esfuerzo

Ahorrar dinero no tiene por qué ser difícil. De hecho, puede programarse en piloto automático.

Ahorrar dinero no tiene por qué ser difícil. De hecho, puede programarse en piloto automático.

En este seminario gratuito, aprenderá:

  • Cómo ahorrar dinero sin siquiera saber que está ahorrando dinero
  • Qué herramientas en línea pueden ayudarlo a ahorrar dinero sin problemas
  • Las últimas formas de usar alta tecnología para ahorrar para todo lo que desee
  • Cómo ahorrar sin cambiar su estilo de vida actual

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Attendees can register for this event through their KOFE portal or through the links below and will receive an email confirmation and reminder.

Mié., 16 de Dic. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST

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For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

Dec 9 Webinar: 10 Smarter Ways to Save

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE.

English: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

10 Smarter Ways to Save Without Breaking a Sweat

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, it can be automatic.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to save money without even knowing you’re saving money
  • Which online tools can help you save money painlessly
  • The latest high-tech ways to save for everything
  • How to save without changing your current lifestyle

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Attendees can register for this event through their KOFE portal or through the links below and will receive an email confirmation and reminder.

English: Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

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For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

Nov 18 Webinar: Tarjetas de crédito: Lo bueno, lo malo y lo costoso

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE.

Mié., 18 de Nov. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST

Tarjetas de crédito: Lo bueno, lo malo y lo costoso

Millones de estadounidenses se están ahogando en deudas de tarjetas. Pero si pusieran estas 5 cosas simples en práctica, podrían estar nadando en un “mar de ahorros”.

En este seminario gratuito, aprenderá a:

  • Encontrar la tarjeta de crédito adecuada para su estilo de vida
  • Descifrar los complicados términos y condiciones para obtener las mejores tarifas y recompensas
  • Obtener una tarjeta de crédito incluso si tiene un crédito malo o terrible
  • Encontrar expertos que puedan ayudarlo a salir de la deuda de tarjetas de crédito

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Attendees can register for this event through their KOFE portal or through the links below and will receive an email confirmation and reminder.

Mié., 18 de Nov. de 2020 13:00 – 14:00 EST

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For a list of seminars that we provide, please visit the Supervisors page.

Nov 17 Webinar: Financially Surviving COVID

This is a free webinar hosted by KOFE.

Wednesday, November 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Financially Surviving COVID

Participate in a presentation provided by an industry expert on how you can get help and help yourself financially during this pandemic.

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • What the credit report contains and how to read it
  • The best places to get help during COVID-19
  • Sources for help might not be the most obvious
  • Helping yourself means not waiting on others
  • Tips for using credit wisely
  • How to dispute mistakes on financial reports
  • Local government benefits

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Attendees can register for this event through their KOFE portal or through the links below and will receive an email confirmation and reminder.

Wednesday, November 17, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

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