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AMHCA Training - Wilmington, DE
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When: November 8, 2019
Where: DoubleTree Hotel - Wilmington, DE
4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington, Delaware  19803
United States
Contact: Rebecca Gibson
703-548-6002 x108

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Join AMHCA Leaders in a special one day event in Delaware! Earn 6.0 CEs in Ethics, Behavioral Health Care Trends, and Mindfulness & Self-Care!

8:00 – 8:30A              Registration/Check-in

8:30 – 10:30A             An Integrated View of Ethical Standards (Al Goodman, Ellen Papanikolaou)

10:30 – 10:45A          Break

10:45 – 11:45A           New Trends in the Behavioral Health Care Marketplace, part 1 (Joel Miller)

11:45 – 12:45P          Lunch

12:45 – 1:45P             New Trends in the Behavioral Health Care Marketplace, part 2 (Joel Miller)

1:45 – 2:00P              Break

2:00 – 4:00P               Self-Care and the Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Al Goodman, Ellen Papanikolaou)


Presentation Descriptions:


An Integrated View of Ethical Standards
Workshop participants will be presented with an overview of NBCC ethical standards as adopted by the state of Delaware and the code of ethics of the American Mental health Counselors Association which is the national standard for use in the AMHCA Diplomate program and which is used by most other states in the North Atlantic Region.  Additionally the discussion will focus on the difference between ethics, rules, and laws and current issues in telehealth and certain limitations to scope of practice.

Objectives: Workshop participants will understand:
·      The target disciplines(s) supported by the NBCC code of ethics
·      Major differences between the NBCC code of ethics and AMHCA code of ethics
·      Ethical issues relating to portability
·      Differences between ethical standards, rules, and statute
·      There will also be discussions on specific topic areas from within each code including but not limited to telehealth and limitations to scope of practice


New Trends in the Behavioral Health Care Marketplace

·      A look at the national policy that is shaping the U.S. health behavioral health care market.

·      A view of the state behavioral health delivery systems that were created by a combination of historical practices, federal and state policy, and market factors over recent years.

·      A deep-dive into behavioral health care access and delivery of care from the consumer perspective.

·      An examination of the practices of health plans that manage both physical and behavioral health care for the vast majority of the U.S. population.


Self-Care and the Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Workshop participants will be introduced to current thinking and research into the employment of mindfulness as a tool for self-care for mental health professionals.  Additionally workshop participants will be given an opportunity to participate in a mindful-based self-care exercise that may also be used with clients in individual and group settings.     

Workshop participants will understand and discuss:
·      Why self-care has become such a significant area of interest in recent years
·      How mindfulness is defined in the literature
·      Selected models for self-care
·      In addition, workshop participants will participate in a self-care exercise