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Mental Health Academy: Finding Practical Solutions for Our Immigrant Community

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Standard Registration Ended $65.00 $2.62
Late Registration Ended $75.00 $2.87

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Event Details

Join us for the "Finding Practical Solutions for Our Immigrant Community: Addressing Health and Behavioral Health" conference on Friday, June 21.

Conference Objectives:

  • Discuss evolving trends in the primary ethnic and national groups migrating to Nashville over the past 25 years.
  • Identify health concerns specific to Latino children.
  • Identify ways to incorporate more culturally sensitive behaviors into your practice.
  • Learn about the barriers that limit refugees and immigrants access to healthcare.
  • Describe different types of immigration psychological evaluations.
  • Learn practical techniques for working with interpreters.

General Outline (6 hours of coursework):

8:00 a.m.           Registration

8:30 - 9:30      Evolving Trends in Nashville's Refugee and Immigrant Community
                      Carol Etherington, MSN, RN, FAAN 

9:30 - 10:30     Health and Immigrant Latino Children
                       Adriana Bialostozky, MD 

10:30 - 10:45    Break

10:45 - 11:45    Whole Person Care at Siloam Family Health Center
                        Lauren Smith, RN, MSN, FNP-C, and Rebecca Swift, LCSW 

11:45 - 12:45     Lunch

12:45 - 1:45      Behavioral Health Panel
                         Michael Evans, State Refugee Health Coordinator, Tennessee Office
                           of Refugees
                         Aram Khoshnaw, M.P.H., Language Services and Health Navigation
                           Supervisor, Family and Children’s Services
                         Marielle Lovecchio, M.Ed., Community Development Director, Center
                           for Refugees & Immigrants of Tennessee.
                         Laurel Lunn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Community Research and Action
                           program at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.


1:45 - 2:45      Forensic and Clinical Issues in Immigrant Psychological Practice
                       Jorge Boero, PhD, HSP 

2:45 - 3:00      Break

3:00 - 4:00      Working with Interpreters in a Mental Health Environment
                       Kim Roberts, LPC, CEAP, SPHR 

4:15  p.m.        Evaulation and Adjounrment


Target Audience:

.6 CEUs pre-approved for nurses thanks to UT Martin College of Nursing.

6 contact hours of general continuing education available for social workers.

6 CEUs pre-approved for LPCs thanks to TLPCA.

6 continuing education contact hours available for LADACs.

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for professionals needing contact hours.

Registration includes CEUs and Lunch


For more information, download seminar brochure here.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Rolling Hills Hospital
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

Have questions about Mental Health Academy: Finding Practical Solutions for Our Immigrant Community? Contact Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

When & Where

Mental Health America Conference Center
293 Plus Park Boulevard
Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37217

Friday, June 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946.  Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.

Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health.  We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.

By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.

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