Chronic physical and behavioral health conditions frequently co-exist. For example, nearly 30 percent of Mainers with serious mental illness have been diagnosed with diabetes. Behavioral Health Home integration supports a patient-centered system of care where primary care and behavioral health providers work together to address mental health and substance abuse conditions and other health behaviors. This can include working on life stressors and stress-related physical symptoms.
This workshop will underscore the prevalence of these co-occurring behavioral and health conditions, and offer strategies to improve care and overall health in the population.
Behavioral health providers including LADC, LCSW, LCPC, RN, MD, psychologists, and other clinical staff
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Dr. Elsie Freeman, MD, MPH
Dr. Elsie Freeman has been a medical director, administrator and researcher within the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and for the last ten years for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Freeman’s work, during her tenure as Medical Director in Maine, has focused on the integration of mental and physical health in surveillance, policy and planning for publicly funded systems of care. Currently, Dr. Freeman is at the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine, where she is PI on an NIMH funded project to develop systems, using publicly accessible data sources, for analysis of quality and outcomes of care for persons with co-morbid medical and psychiatric illnesses.
Phyllis Havens, MS, RD, LCSW, CDE, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Therapist/Certified Diabetes Educator WCGH Diabetes Education
Phyllis Havens has twelve years of experience working as a child and family therapist in Bangor and brings this clinical training in issues of mental health and behavior change to her current counseling work with patients and clients with chronic disease and eating disorders. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator with the American Association of Diabetes Educators and a member of the Maine chapter of the AADE, and for the past eight years has been working as the outpatient dietitian with the Diabetes Services Clinic of Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, Maine.
Angela Fileccia, LCSW
Angela Fileccia has extensive experience working on fully integrated health care teams and is passionate about the link between physical health, mental health and social determents of health. Angela is a Registered Yoga Teacher and utilizes mindfulness-based therapy in her practice. In 2013, she earned the Behavioral Health Excellence award from the Maine Primary Care Association. Currently, as the Chief Care Management & Social Service Officer at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), Angela is committed to utilizing the integrated care model to improve outcomes for all patients.
Sandra Ellen Morissette, RN, BSN
Sandy Morissette is the Director of Care Management at Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) and is a Registered Nurse. Throughout her career she has been passionate about working with the underserved and has held a variety of positions within nonprofit health care organizations working to serve children, teens, and adults with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses.
Karen Gardner, LSW
Karen Gardner worked in residential settings with teens, treatment foster care, and child welfare before joining Penobscot Community Health Care in 2013. She is passionate about children and families who are at risk. Karen currently coordinates the Key Clinic at Penobscot Pediatrics which is a comprehensive assessment for children in foster care. She also coordinates the CHAMP clinic, an outpatient treatment clinic for infants in need of pharmacological interventions from in-utero exposure, and the BHH program for pediatrics.
5.5 Contact Hours Available
Click here for details. Certificates will be emailed to participants who attend the entire program. No partial credit will be given.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Lunch will be on your own.
This course is sponsored by CCSME through the Maine Behavioral Health Workforce Development Collaborative, a partnership between AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, and Muskie School of Public Service with funding from the Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), Department of Health and Human Services.