Tag: mental health

Mindful Practice in the Treatment of Members of the LGBTQI Community

Mindful Practice in the Treatment of Members of the LGBTQI Community This training will focus upon the many unique issues facing members of the LGBTQI community and the impact of those issues upon the treatment process. It is imperative for the practitioner to understand the diversity within the community as well as within each individual… Read more »

Current Trends in Street Drugs & Prescription Medications

Current Trends in Street Drugs & Prescription Medications In this full-day training, participants will review the major categories of the substances of abuse, obtain updates on traditional drugs of abuse, and learn about the range of synthetic drugs that are flooding the street. In addition, new Medical Assisted Treatement (MAT) options will be reviewed. This… Read more »

CT Mirror: CT could reap big savings with more competitive bidding

Panel: CT Could Reap Big Savings with More Competitive Bidding By Keith M. Phaneuf | January 29, 2018 | CT Mirror “A new report asserts state government could save as much as $260 million per year — and potentially more in the future — by ensuring all service contracts are subjected to competitive bidding. But… Read more »

Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Suicide Assessment and Intervention Training for Mental Health Professionals This full-day training is designed to increase knowledge and improve the skills and confidence of clinicians and others who find themselves identifying high-risk youth and adults, and planning for their care. Participants will learn the scope of the problem, review current information on suicide risk factors,… Read more »

CTMirror: Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget

Human services cuts take effect after a month without a budget By Julia Werth | August 1, 2017 After a month without an adopted budget, the first round of cuts to human services agencies across state government took effect Tuesday. The departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Developmental Disabilities, Correction, Social Services, and… Read more »

Hartford Courant: More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month

More Pain As State Budget Impasse Enters Its Second Month By Daniela Altimari and Matt Ormseth | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD — With a political standoff over the state budget entering its second month, social service providers and the people they serve are bracing for a fresh round of funding reductions. At a state Capitol… Read more »

CTNewsJunkie: Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations

Nonprofit Groups Try To Refocus Budget Negotiations By Christine Stuart | August 1, 2017 HARTFORD, CT — The consequences of not having a state budget have begun to take their toll on providers of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and organizations that service individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Starting Tuesday, nonprofit mental health… Read more »

Case Management for Clients with Trauma-Related Symptoms

Case Management for Clients with Trauma-Related Symptoms This course has two parts that assist in creating effective case management plans when trauma is an issue. Part one reviews the impact of vicarious trauma, counter-transference, and compassion fatigue on the burnout process of the practitioner. The training content will assist the participant in identifying the signs… Read more »

Treating Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders

Treating Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders With the advent of ongoing research into the area of trauma and is treatment, there are many updates and changes that impact the way the provider will view diagnoses and treatment. In this training, the focus will be upon the diagnoses of Trauma and the Stress-Related Disorders. The information will… Read more »

WFSB: Budget cuts impacting those with mental illness

By Susan Raff | March 23, 2017 HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – State lawmakers heard from those who struggle with mental illness and hundreds showed up for a hearing on Wednesday. Those in attendance at the hearing urged lawmakers to not go along with $300 million in cuts that will affect services and where they live…. Read more »