BrainStorming the Barriers: The SW Missouri Symposium on Improving Access to Mental Healthcare

Created on October 3, 2013

Ozarks Counseling Center presents

BrainStorming the Barriers:
The Southwest Missouri Symposium on
Improving Access to Mental Healthcare

Friday, November 8, 2013
9am - 3:30pm
Registration begins at 8:30am

Drury University Ballroom in the Findlay Student Center
6 Hours of Continuing Education for LPCs, Social Workers and Nurses

$20 registration fee includes lunch
$10 for PLPCs, $5 for students
Scholarships available, please email to make a request

Eventbrite - BrainStorming the Barriers: SWMO Symposium on Mental Healthcare Access

Featuring Seminars on:

MORNING SESSION   9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

  • Presentation of researching findings on barriers to access for mental healthcare and policy solutions. Paul Deal, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Missouri State University Department of Psychology and Assistant Director, Learning Diagnostic Clinic. Dr. Deal is presenting findings of the Missouri State University Clinical Psychology Department’s research into barriers to access to mental healthcare in southwest Missouri. 
  • Integrated Healthcare. The landscape of healthcare is changing at an unprecedented rate.  Behavioral health professionals are poised to either adjust to the change or be left behind, and in fact, even if you are on the right side of the road, you will get run over if you are just standing there waiting.  Every provider of behavioral healthcare services should familiarize themselves with the basic language, terminology, and practice concepts of integration in order to become positioned for opportunity.  This presentation will briefly explore the different models of integration, the benefits of integration, and reasons healthcare is moving in this direction.  A business and clinical case will be offered for behavioral providers to become much more acquainted with the basic components of healthcare integration and how to be where the cheese has moved! C.J. Davis, Psy.D. is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Four County Counseling Center in Logansport, Indiana.  
LUNCH   11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act. Thomas McAuliffe, Policy Analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health, with give a non-partisan presentation about the Affordable Care Act.  He will discuss the basics of health reform and will address how policy changes affect the general public and providers.  Questions from the audience are welcome and encouraged.
​AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS   1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Trauma-focused Communities. A basic presentation of the different types and origins of trauma will set the stage to begin discussions about the overall consequences of Adverse Childhood Events (ACES).  This presentation will focus on the elements of creating a trauma-informed environment and the impact trauma plays in all aspects of service delivery and organizational systems.  There will be general focus on the guiding principles of  establishing a trauma-informed community/system as well changing cultures by becoming more aware of these critical variables. Presented by C.J. Davis, Psy.D.
  • The Bipolar/ADHD/PTSD Differential. Because each diagnosis comes with such specific treatment guidelines, interventions, and outcomes, distinguishing ADHD, Bipolar, and PTSD is among the most important tasks a clinician can face. But how to sort them out when they can look so much alike? The presentation will provide practical advice for identifying important diagnostic principles and factors to consider in clarifying this complicated triad. This discussion will draw on current research and clinical experience while highlighting important conceptual strategies for uncovering the subtle differences and overlap across age and developmental levels. Presented by Adam Andreassen, Psy.D is the Executive Director of the Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium (HAPTC) and President of Midwest Assessment & Psychotherapy Solutions (MAPS).
  • Integrated Healthcare. A deeper understanding of the morning topic. Presented by C.J. Davis, Psy.D.
  • Changes to the DSM V  The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders provides a common language for clients, caregivers, and clinicians to communicate about mental health disorders. Danae L. Hudson, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Missouri State University, will provide an overview of the reorganization and reclassifications in the new edition, some of which remain controversial.

Funding for this project was provided in whole by The Missouri Foundation for Health.
​The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.

  The Missouri Foundation for Health